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  • What is a Makerspace?

    What is a Makerspace?

    Engaging students in a meaningful learning experience is the ideal goal of an educator. Providing every learner with a hands-on, eyes-on, ears-on, and minds-on activity amplifies the...

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  • Valentine's Day Classroom Activity - Find who loves what you love!

    Valentine's Day Classroom Activity - Find who loves what you love!

    Are you looking for an easy, fun and inclusive Valentine's Day activity for your students this week? Or maybe you're looking for a classroom activity where students can learn about, and...

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  • [Lesson Plan] Celebrate the Chinese New Year!

    [Lesson Plan] Celebrate the Chinese New Year!

    Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, has been celebrated for thousands of years. It is one of the most important holidays widely celebrated in many Asian countries and...

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  • How 3D Printing is Benefiting Education at Holly Grove Elementary

    How 3D Printing is Benefiting Education at Holly Grove Elementary

    3D Printing is a relatively new concept in education curriculum - but it engages all kinds of learners, and instills real-world critical thinking and innovative problem-solving 21st...

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  • What's the Difference Between Boy and Girl Brains, When it Comes to STEM?

    What's the Difference Between Boy and Girl Brains, When it Comes to STEM?

    As STEM-related jobs are on the rise, women continue to be widely under-represented in STEM professions. Even though women make up more than half of college graduates, they comprise a...

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  • [Playbook] Building a Career and Technical Education Program for the 21st Century

    [Playbook] Building a Career and Technical Education Program for the 21st Century

    20, 15, even 10 years ago - when you thought about Career and Technical Education (CTE), you would picture a wood shop or auto mechanics class at a high school. But things have changed,...

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  • 21st Century Learning at The Career Academy

    21st Century Learning at The Career Academy

    CTE programs are built for students to learn their coursework by applying their knowledge to real-world scenarios, prepping them for future education or careers. The Career Academy...

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  • [Checklist] 6 Steps Toward a 21st Century Learning Environment

    [Checklist] 6 Steps Toward a 21st Century Learning Environment

    Despite being 18 years into the new millennium, we hear a lot about "21st Century Learning Environments" these days, as schools are struggling to adapt to meet the needs of a new kind...

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  • [eBook] Hands-On with Minds On: Why STEM Education and 3D Printing are a Perfect Pair

    [eBook] Hands-On with Minds On: Why STEM Education and 3D Printing are a Perfect Pair

    STEM education has traditionally focused on teaching subjects individually, with math and science as completely separate courses. But new standards suggest a more integrated framework,...

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  • How Does Kinesthetic Learning Benefit STEM? [Infographic]

    How Does Kinesthetic Learning Benefit STEM? [Infographic]

    STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics curriculum is meant to be an immersive solution to teach students learning those four disciplines in a way that is meaningful...

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  • Professional Development Webinar: Pink Brains vs. Blue Brains: What Neuroscience Teaches Us About STEM

    Professional Development Webinar: Pink Brains vs. Blue Brains: What Neuroscience Teaches Us About STEM

    Tuesday, November 7th at 9:00am CT The focus of student achievement has extended beyond reading and math scores and shifted to a “learning by doing, making, building, and...

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  • 11 Things to Remember to Keep your Passion for Teaching Alive [Poster]

    11 Things to Remember to Keep your Passion for Teaching Alive [Poster]

    The floors are polished, the desks are clean, the pencils are sharpened, and the “Welcome Back” bulletin board is up. Teachers across the country have spent the last few weeks cleaning,...

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  • "Explore Your World" Lesson Plan Unit

    "Explore Your World" Lesson Plan Unit

    It's back-to-school time, you're crazy busy, and your brain is being stretched in a million different directions. We want to help! In partnership with The Curriculum Corner,...

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  • The Neuroscience of Color

    The Neuroscience of Color

    Color is believed to be the most important visual experience to human beings. More specifically, significant research has been conducted in recent years exploring the function of color...

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  • Professional Development Webinar Series: Whole Brain Instruction With a Kinesthetic Approach

    Professional Development Webinar Series: Whole Brain Instruction With a Kinesthetic Approach

    Until recently, we believed that intelligence and creativity were fixed traits. We now know differently. The capacity to learn, solve problems and be creative is hardwired into our...

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  • Reflection: Lesson Plans for the End of the School Year

    Reflection: Lesson Plans for the End of the School Year

    Summer is right around the corner, and in a perfect world, your classroom is humming along like a well-oiled machine with students trained in classroom routines and expectations. Truth...

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  • Tips to Engage Students While Closing Down Your Classroom and Prepping for the Fall

    Tips to Engage Students While Closing Down Your Classroom and Prepping for the Fall

    As another school year comes to a close, let me be among the first to say, “There’s no tired quite like end-of-the-year-teacher tired!” I get it. The end of the school year is...

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  • Make Time Fly! Lesson Plans for the End of the School Year

    Make Time Fly! Lesson Plans for the End of the School Year

    The sun has risen before you begin your commute to work and is miraculously still shining when you arrive back home. The weekends in your planner for the summer are quickly filling with...

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  • Thank You Teachers, for All You Do

    Thank You Teachers, for All You Do

    Dear Teachers, Tuesday May 9, 2017 has been designated as National Teacher Appreciation Day.  Many schools and communities will be recognizing teachers throughout the week with muffins...

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  • Upcoming Webinar: Incorporate STEM and Kinesthetic Learning in the Classroom with STEM:IT

    Upcoming Webinar: Incorporate STEM and Kinesthetic Learning in the Classroom with STEM:IT

    Are you curious about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education - and how to incorporate it in your classroom? This curriculum takes academic concepts and applies them...

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