How to STEM

Filename: how-to-stem.pdf
ISBN: 9780810892743
Release Date: 2013-12-05
Number of pages: 298
Author: Carol Smallwood
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online How to STEM in PDF and EPUB During the past few years, groups like the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Center for Education have been placing great emphasis on the significance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. In brief, the US is seen as falling behind the rest of the world in science and technology education. In response, the curricula have been revised in many educational institutions and school districts across the country. It is clear that for STEM to be successful, other community organizations, most particularly libraries, need to be closely involved in the process. Library staff realize the importance of getting involved in STEM education, but many have difficulty finding comprehensive information that will help them plan and successfully implement STEM direction in their organization. This book is designed to meet that need. It is timely and relevant. How to STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Libraries is by and for libraries who are involved in contributing efforts into advancing these subjects. It is organized in 9 parts including funding, grant writing, community partnerships, outreach, research, and examples of specific programming activities. Authors are drawn from the professional staffs of educational institutions, libraries, and non-profit organizations such as science museums. The book contains eight parts, each emphasizing a different aspect of how to succeed with STEM. Part 1 emphasizes how hands-on activities that are both fun and educational can be used to further STEM awareness. Parts 2 and 3 contain chapters on the uniting of STEM with Information Literacy. Innovative collection development ideas are discussed in Part 4 and Part 5 focuses on research and publishing. Outreach is the theme of Part 6 and the programs described in these chapters offer an array of ways to connect with students of all ages. The final section of How to STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Libraries addresses the funding of these programs. Librarians of all types will be pleased to discover easy-to-implement suggestions for collaborative efforts, many rich and diverse programming ideas, strategies for improving reference services and library instruction to speakers of English as a second language, marketing and promotional tips designed to welcome multicultural patrons into the library, and much more.


Teaching STEM and Common Core with Mentor Texts Collaborative Lesson Plans K 5

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ISBN: 9781610695978
Release Date: 2013-12-02
Number of pages: 237
Author: Anastasia Suen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online Teaching STEM and Common Core with Mentor Texts Collaborative Lesson Plans K 5 in PDF and EPUB Librarians can use this book to become leaders in their schools, collaborating with teachers to keep them abreast of resources that will facilitate the inclusion of STEM in the curriculum. • Offers five library lessons for each STEM subject based on a mentor text and a lesson for the collaborating teacher • Provides a booktalk to interest the students and a "Book Time" section that allows for reading all or parts of the book accompanied by a general discussion • Shows the range of grades for which each lesson is most suited and how it can be adapted • Includes a graphic organizer (GO Chart) with each lesson, as well as two options for assessing the lesson


Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices

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ISBN: 1938946049
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Number of pages: 396
Author: Christina V. Schwarz
Publisher:

Download and read online Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices in PDF and EPUB When it's time for a game change, you need a guide to the new rules. Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices provides a play-by-play understanding of the practices strand of A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the NGSS. Written in clear, nontechnical language, this book provides a wealth of real-world examples to show you what's different about practice-centered teaching and learning at all grade levels. The book addresses three important questions: How will engaging students in science and engineering practices help improve science education? What do the eight practices look like in the classroom? How can educators teach the practices to support the NGSS? Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices was developed for K-12 science teachers, curriculum developers, teacher educators, and administrators. Many of its authors contributed to the Framework's initial vision and tested their ideas in actual science classrooms. If you want a fresh game plan to help students work together to generate and revise knowledge, not just receive and repeat information, this book is for you.


Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards

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ISBN: 0309289513
Release Date: 2014-01-24
Number of pages: 234
Author: Committee on Developing Assessments of Science Proficiency in K-12
Publisher: National Academies Press

Download and read online Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards in PDF and EPUB Assessments, understood as tools for tracking what and how well students have learned, play a critical role in the classroom. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards develops an approach to science assessment to meet the vision of science education for the future as it has been elaborated in A Framework for K-12 Science Education (Framework) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These documents are brand new and the changes they call for are barely under way, but the new assessments will be needed as soon as states and districts begin the process of implementing the NGSS and changing their approach to science education. The new Framework and the NGSS are designed to guide educators in significantly altering the way K-12 science is taught. The Framework is aimed at making science education more closely resemble the way scientists actually work and think, and making instruction reflect research on learning that demonstrates the importance of building coherent understandings over time. It structures science education around three dimensions - the practices through which scientists and engineers do their work, the key crosscutting concepts that cut across disciplines, and the core ideas of the disciplines - and argues that they should be interwoven in every aspect of science education, building in sophistication as students progress through grades K-12. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards recommends strategies for developing assessments that yield valid measures of student proficiency in science as described in the new Framework. This report reviews recent and current work in science assessment to determine which aspects of the Framework's vision can be assessed with available techniques and what additional research and development will be needed to support an assessment system that fully meets that vision. The report offers a systems approach to science assessment, in which a range of assessment strategies are designed to answer different kinds of questions with appropriate degrees of specificity and provide results that complement one another. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards makes the case that a science assessment system that meets the Framework's vision should consist of assessments designed to support classroom instruction, assessments designed to monitor science learning on a broader scale, and indicators designed to track opportunity to learn. New standards for science education make clear that new modes of assessment designed to measure the integrated learning they promote are essential. The recommendations of this report will be key to making sure that the dramatic changes in curriculum and instruction signaled by Framework and the NGSS reduce inequities in science education and raise the level of science education for all students.


No Monkeys No Chocolate

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ISBN: 9781607346098
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Number of pages: 32
Author: Melissa Stewart
Publisher: Charlesbridge

Download and read online No Monkeys No Chocolate in PDF and EPUB When you think of chocolate, you might think of a candy bar, a birthday cake, or a glass of chocolate milk. But where does chocolate come from? This book tells about the cocoa bean, which grows in the tropical rain forests and how the animals and other living things play an important part, even the monkeys.


How Students Learn

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ISBN: 9780309089500
Release Date: 2004-12-28
Number of pages: 264
Author: Committee on How People Learn: A Targeted Report for Teachers
Publisher: National Academies Press

Download and read online How Students Learn in PDF and EPUB How Students Learn: Science in the Classroom builds on the discoveries detailed in the best-selling How People Learn. Now these findings are presented in a way that teachers can use immediately, to revitalize their work in the classroom for even greater effectiveness. Organized for utility, the book explores how the principles of learning can be applied in science at three levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Leading educators explain in detail how they developed successful curricula and teaching approaches, presenting strategies that serve as models for curriculum development and classroom instruction. Their recounting of personal teaching experiences lends strength and warmth to this volume. This book discusses how to build straightforward science experiments into true understanding of scientific principles. It also features illustrated suggestions for classroom activities.


Zika The Emerging Epidemic

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ISBN: 9780393609172
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Number of pages: 160
Author: Donald G. McNeil
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Zika The Emerging Epidemic in PDF and EPUB A gripping narrative about the origins and spread of the Zika virus by New York Times science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. Until recently, Zika—once considered a mild disease—was hardly a cause for global panic. But as early as August 2015, doctors in northeast Brazil began to notice a trend: many mothers who had recently experienced symptoms of the Zika virus were giving birth to babies with microcephaly, a serious disorder characterized by unusually small heads and brain damage. By early 2016, Zika was making headlines as evidence mounted—and eventually confirmed—that microcephaly is caused by the virus, which can be contracted through mosquito bites or sexually transmitted. The first death on American soil, in February 2016, was confirmed in Puerto Rico in April. The first case of microcephaly in Puerto Rico was confirmed on May 13, 2016. The virus has been known to be transmitted by the Aedes aegypti or Yellow Fever mosquito, but now Aedes albopictus, the Asian Tiger mosquito, has been found to carry it as well, which means it might affect regions as far north as New England and the Great Lakes. Right now, at least 298 million people in the Americas live in areas “conducive to Zika transmission,” according to a recent study. Over the next year, more than 5 million babies will be born. In Zika: The Emerging Epidemic, Donald G. McNeil Jr. sets the facts straight in a fascinating exploration of Zika’s origins, how it’s spreading, the race for a cure, and what we can do to protect ourselves now.


World Regions in Global Context

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ISBN: 0134182723
Release Date: 2016-03-08
Number of pages: 465
Author: Sallie A. Marston
Publisher: Prentice Hall

Download and read online World Regions in Global Context in PDF and EPUB NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, and registrations are not transferable. To register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products, you may also need a Course ID, which your instructor will provide. Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. For courses in world regional geography. This package includes MasteringGeography (tm) . Conceptual Exploration of World Regions and the Myriad Issues Critical to Geography Today World Regions in Global Context presents a strong global sensibility and an emphasis on current events, with examples of interdependent development, spatial and social inequality, and questions of spatial justice. The authors maintain that regions are the outcomes of the twin forces of globalization and regionalization. Therefore, each regional chapter stresses the global systems of connection that drive unique regional processes, making regions different. By studying regions, students not only learn the critical elements of different places, but also come to understand the fundamental processes that drive change. The Sixth Edition is a briefer, more visual text that still maintains its conceptual rigor by addressing today's critical geographic themes, incorporating deeper focus on sustainability issues, new human stories from the regions, cutting-edge data visualizations and infographics, including a completely modernized cartography program, and much more. Personalize Learning with MasteringGeography MasteringGeography is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product proven to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced coaching activities that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. 0134182723 / 9780134182728 World Regions in Global Context: Peoples, Places, and Environments Plus MasteringGeography with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134183649 / 9780134183640 World Regions in Global Context: Peoples, Places, and Environments 0134153669 / 9780134153667 MasteringGeography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for World Regions in Global Context: Peoples, Places, and Environments


The VR Book

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ISBN: 1970001127
Release Date: 2015-08-03
Number of pages: 638
Author: Jason Jerald
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers-ACM

Download and read online The VR Book in PDF and EPUB Without a clear understanding of the human side of virtual reality (VR), the experience will always fail. The VR Book bridges this gap by focusing on human-centered design. Creating compelling VR applications is an incredibly complex challenge. When done well, these experiences can be brilliant and pleasurable, but when done badly, they can result in frustration and sickness. Whereas limitations of technology can cause bad VR execution, problems are oftentimes caused by a lack of understanding human perception, interaction, design principles, and real users. This book focuses on the human elements of VR, such as how users perceive and intuitively interact with various forms of reality, causes of VR sickness, creating useful and pleasing content, and how to design and iterate upon effective VR applications. This book is not just for VR designers, it is for managers, programmers, artists, psychologists, engineers, students, educators, and user experience professionals. It is for the entire VR team, as everyone contributing should understand at least the basics of the many aspects of VR design. The industry is rapidly evolving, and The VR Book stresses the importance of building prototypes, gathering feedback, and using adjustable processes to efficiently iterate towards success. With extensive details on the most important aspects of VR, more than 600 applicable guidelines, and over 300 additional references, The VR Book will bring a strong foundation for anyone and everyone involved in creating VR experiences."


Globalization and Diversity

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ISBN: 0321821467
Release Date: 2013-01-04
Number of pages: 495
Author: Lester Rowntree
Publisher: Prentice Hall

Download and read online Globalization and Diversity in PDF and EPUB This exciting contemporary approach to World Regional Geography introduces the latest ideas, concepts, and theories in geography while also developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of world regions. It helps professors convey a strong sense of place and an understanding of the connections within and between world regions. Globalization and Diversity is a briefer version of the popular Diversity Amid Globalization by the same authors; this distillation focuses on the core materials that students need in a World Regional Geography course. The Fourth Edition features a new and unique focus on sustainability.


Teaching and Learning STEM

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ISBN: 9781118925829
Release Date: 2016-02-22
Number of pages: 336
Author: Richard M. Felder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Teaching and Learning STEM in PDF and EPUB Rethink traditional teaching methods to improve student learning and retention in STEM Educational research has repeatedly shown that compared to traditional teacher-centered instruction, certain learner-centered methods lead to improved learning outcomes, greater development of critical high-level skills, and increased retention in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Teaching and Learning STEM presents a trove of practical research-based strategies for designing and teaching courses and assessing students' learning. The book draws on the authors' extensive backgrounds and decades of experience in STEM education and faculty development. Its engaging and well-illustrated descriptions will equip you to implement the strategies in your courses and to deal effectively with problems (including student resistance) that might occur in the implementation. The book will help you: Plan and conduct class sessions in which students are actively engaged, no matter how large the class is Make good use of technology in face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses and flipped classrooms Assess how well students are acquiring the knowledge, skills, and conceptual understanding the course is designed to teach Help students develop expert problem-solving skills and skills in communication, creative thinking, critical thinking, high-performance teamwork, and self-directed learning Meet the learning needs of STEM students with a broad diversity of attributes and backgrounds The strategies presented in Teaching and Learning STEM don't require revolutionary time-intensive changes in your teaching, but rather a gradual integration of traditional and new methods. The result will be continual improvement in your teaching and your students' learning.


Miguel s Family

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ISBN: 1683421892
Release Date: 2017-01-01
Number of pages: 24
Author: Elliot Riley
Publisher: All Kinds of Families

Download and read online Miguel s Family in PDF and EPUB Meet Miguel and his family. He lives with his parents and grandparents. He has lots of cousins and aunts and uncles that live nearby. Miguel has a very close family.


Adaptation and Natural Selection

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ISBN: 1400820103
Release Date: 2008-09-02
Number of pages: 328
Author: George Christopher Williams
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online Adaptation and Natural Selection in PDF and EPUB Biological evolution is a fact--but the many conflicting theories of evolution remain controversial even today. In 1966, simple Darwinism, which holds that evolution functions primarily at the level of the individual organism, was threatened by opposing concepts such as group selection, a popular idea stating that evolution acts to select entire species rather than individuals. George Williams's famous argument in favor of the Darwinists struck a powerful blow to those in opposing camps. His Adaptation and Natural Selection, now a classic of science literature, is a thorough and convincing essay in defense of Darwinism; its suggestions for developing effective principles for dealing with the evolution debate and its relevance to many fields outside biology ensure the timelessness of this critical work.


The Cultural Landscape

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ISBN: 9780134286273
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Number of pages: 528
Author: James M. Rubenstein
Publisher: Pearson

Download and read online The Cultural Landscape in PDF and EPUB For courses in Human Geography. Strengthening readers’ connection to geography through active, discovery-based learning Trusted for its timeliness, readability, and sound pedagogy, The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography emphasizes the relevance of geographic concepts to human challenges. The relationship between globalization and diversity is woven throughout; Rubenstein addresses these themes with a clear organization and presentation that engages students and appeals to instructors. The Twelfth Edition challenges readers to apply geography tools and techniques to their local environments, bridging the global and the local, and getting students to interact with their local geography.New applied activities and debate features as well as integration of BBC videos into eText 2.0, further strengthens readers’ ties to the geography all around them. Also Available with MasteringGeography™ This title is also available with MasteringGeography–an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringGeography does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringGeography search for: 0134206142 / 9780134206141 Cultural Landscape, The: An Introduction to Human Geography Plus MasteringGeography with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134206231 / 9780134206233 Cultural Landscape, The: An Introduction to Human Geography 0134245482 / 9780134245485 MasteringGeography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography