Students exposed to coding and programming at an early age are well equipped to take on higher-level computer science courses in high school and have essential skills for future opportunities in the technology world. When Rob van Nood was hired as the educational technology specialist for Catlin Gabel School in Oregon, coding and computer science courses were only offered in grades 9-12 and not to students in the younger grades. The lack of coding curricula at the younger levels has left a significant teaching gap in 21st century skills such as problem solving, designing, and computation thinking.
Join this edWebinar to learn about the dependence of species on different variables that influence their survival over time and how intricately related are the spheres of our Earth, including water, air, and life!
In this edWebinar, Rob van Nood, Educational Technology Specialist from Catlin Gabel School, will show you how to use coding and data-collection technology to enhance your students’ development of creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills.
In this edWebinar, we will fly around the Moon, experience a lunar eclipse, and observe the Moon in the sky as we discuss how to actively engage K–12 students in science practices that support their learning of core ideas around Moon phenomena.
This edWebinar models how we can use wireless sensors to investigate phenomena and how students can formulate scientific ideas using observations.
A Challenge-Based Learning model pioneered by Apple is now helping teachers engage middle school students in deep learning through projects that combine developing questions, investigating scientific phenomena, and solving problems in their classrooms, schools, and communities. In a recent edWebinar, Anthony Baker, Project Director for Digital Promise, which has further developed and researched the Challenge-Based Learning model, explains that this approach enables students to make meaningful connections to their science curriculum while also answering the age-old student question: “Why do I need to learn this?”
Join this edWebinar to discuss the processes around the Challenge Collaborative that led to pedagogical shifts and impacted student outcomes, hear from teachers involved in the study, and learn more about how challenge-based learning can meet the goals of the NGSS while giving students agency to lead their learning.
In this edWebinar, join us as we explore fun and exciting ways to bring hands-on science experiments using probeware to your classroom.
In this edWebinar, Carol Mueller explores the four stages of how real engineers work and offer practical tips to incorporate them in the science classroom.
In this edWebinar, Ellen Acuna explores the National Science Teachers Association’s key principles to guide science learning.