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In May we shared information about the STEM TEACHER CHALLENGE, which invites Massachusetts’ educators to submit 1-5 minute educational videos that demonstrate STEM concepts, experiments, or best practices.

While the thought of videotaping might initially cause anxiety for some, this challenge can be a great way not only to share your practice but to reflect on your teaching and celebrate your creativity, energy (and, yes, courage) to experiment with new concepts in innovative ways.  And WGBH has resources to help and inspire your video making (more…)

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On Wednesday, October 15, WGBY premieres the new series How We Got To Now with host Steven Johnson.   The programming begins at 9pm with CLEAN — Extraordinary ideas, innovations and unsung heroes who helped make America’s water supply cleaner, followed at 10pm with TIME — profiling the unsung heroes of time who helped advance navigation, technology and travel.  A PBS LearningMedia Collection targets video segments, audio files, lesson plans, and guides with  tools to drive this kind of innovative thinking among middle and high school students. (more…)

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imagesThere is a lot of emphasis these days on encouraging students to get involved with math and science.  Staff writers at eSchool News have prepared an article about TeachEngineering.org, which is a collaborative project between faculty, students and teachers associated with five founding partner universities, with National Science Foundation funding. (more…)

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PBS LearningMedia’s theme this week is Full STEAM [Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, Mathematics] Ahead!  In support of National Arts in Education Week, these resources help teachers bring the creative arts into STEM curriculum.  For example, do you remember growing up reading pop-up books? Pop-ups, or three dimensional, moveable books that rely on intricate and innovative paper engineering, are wonderful “devices” to engage learners (grades 3-12) in reading and spark their imagination off the page. (more…)

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engamerica_film_large_thumbStudents can explore America’s greatest engineering feats through American Experience’s interactive map, and teachers can also find accompanying educational resources.  Television’s most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present. This collection offers you quick access to videos, interactives, and articles (more…)

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Kids love treasure hunts and a fun, yet surprisingly practical summer project allows them to design and build a magnetic-field detector and use it to find hidden magnets with students. (more…)

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The STEM TEACHER CHALLENGE, sponsored by Google and WGBH Education, is a video contest seeking creative STEM teaching solutions. Upload your video to our YouTube channel and it may be selected for inclusion in a special STEM collection
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