Innovation in STEM Education: 400,000 Hours of Practice
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is seen by leaders from across the globe as key to economic success and prosperity. As the body of STEM-learning research grows, Einstein Fellows: Best Practices in STEM Education provides the unique perspective of 15 nationally recognized educators who have spent, collectively, more than 400,000 hours at the interface between teaching and learning. The volume brings powerful insight about what really works when it comes to teaching and learning STEM.
On July 22, 2014, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosted a panel discussion with the authors of this highly anticipated publication. At a time when our Nation struggles to improve STEM education, the authors bring the “teacher voice” front and center, with innovative ideas for STEM education policy makers, organizations, teacher trainers, school administrators, and formal and informal educators.
FEATURED PANELISTS INCLUDE: Tim Spuck - Putting the “Authenticity” into Science Learning, Leigh Jenkins - Modeling Sustainability Through STEM Service-Learning, Terrie Rust - Engaging Girls in STEM Careers, Remy Dou - Alternative Reality: Gamifying Your Classroom, Nancy Spillane - The Search for Interdisciplinarity: Moving from Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to STEM and Beyond, Carmelina Livingston - Building a Foundation for successful STEM Education at the Elementary Level, Brenda Gardunia - Teaching Mathematics to At-Risk Students, Sue Whitsett - Research Experiences for Teachers Can Enhance the Teaching of Science, and John Moore - Applications of Satellite Imagery, Remote Sensing, and Computer Visualizations: Observing the Earth and Visualizing the Future.