miniCAST 2013 in El Paso. You know you want to be there! Go to the miniCAST 2013 website for more info.
The way we try to recruit girls into STEM fields is all wrong. We typically compare them to some great woman or someone that has gone before them. We are saying, “Hey, you can be like Madam Curie or Sally Ride.” It is recruiting by intimidation. We need to change that message. We need to recruit by appealing to WHY we need them in STEM. We NEED you to help make the world a better place We NEED you to help discover the cure for cancer. We NEED you because you have the ability to change the course of humanity for the better.
Tim Holt —Thoughts on why we still see the number of females in STEM fields fall way behind their male counterparts.
“180 Questions: Daily Reflections For Educators and Their Professional Learning Communities” ©2012
Available in the iTunes bookstore exclusively for the iPad
Having faith in a higher power has nothing to do with a belief in evolution. The two can totally exist in harmony. Yet here we are, thanks to a delightful anti-science campaign that has somehow managed to stoke fear of scientific thought, to our own detriment.
As a young girl in the classroom, The Big Bang Theory-star Mayim Bialik was left feeling like science was a “boy thing.” Then, she became a neuroscientist. In the video above, Mayim talks about how things are changing for women in STEM.
What happens when you get a room full of science teachers, 2 presenters talking about planetary geology (Mars and the Moon) mix in lots of door prizes and dinner? You get the Science Teachers Association of Texas Region 19 February dinner held on Wednesday the 27th. Dr. Amanda Nahm and Dr. Anna Dr. Szynkiewicz from the Dep’t of Geology at the University of Texas at El Paso, presented and it rocked! There even were questions from kids that were not there, asked via their teacher, who recorded the answers and took them back to class the next day! For more info about the dinners, click on this link.
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High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about a lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) — and devastated when his students hated it. The problem was the textbook: it was impossible to understand. He delivers a rousing call for science teachers to ditch the jargon and extreme precision, and instead make science sing through stories and demonstrations. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)
Tyler DeWitt recognizes that textbooks are not the way to get young people interested in science. Instead, he teaches science by making it fun and fantastical.
Tech Labs offers virtual science labs across grade levels. Used in many districts in Texas as RTI for science. Here is what it is all about.
Tim Holt is the author of 180 Questions, an international worst seller on Professional Learning Communities. Check it out in the iTunes Bookstore for iPads.