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Creativity and Innovation Take Center Stage

by Schmidt, Megan

This month, I attended the premier event focusing on quality in education, improving student achievement and educator development—the 21st annual National Quality Education Conference (NQEC)...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2013-11
  • Keywords:NQEC, Continuous Improvement
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Preparing STEM Teachers

by Bryan, Lynn; Schmidt, Megan

In this 37-minute webinar, hear from a distinguished professor who is involved in laying the groundwork of an integrated science, technology, education, math (STEM) teacher preparation program at Purdue...

  • Filetype: mp3
  • Publish date: 2013-10
  • Keywords:STEM-Increase K-20 Interest and College Enrollment, Teaching Quality, Professional Development
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Blending Innovation, Student Co-Learning, Entrepreneurship and Informal Education – Innovation 5

by LaCommare, Katherine; Deits, Thomas L;

We are engaged with Impression 5 Science Center in Michigan, in a student co-learning project to systematically investigate how the new technologies of additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping can be adapted to the informal education environment...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning
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Teachers 'n Training: Builiding Formal STEM Teaching, Efficacy through Informal Science Teaching Experience

by Georgia Bracey, Molly Brooks, Stephen Marlette, and Sharon Locke;

This presentation from SIUE describes the 1st year of a university program that provides informal summer teaching opportunities for preservice elementary teachers in order to increase their comfort level and competence in teaching STEM concepts...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Teaching Quality, Higher Education Brief
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An Aviation-Themed STEPS Camp for Engaging 7th Grade Girls

by Sara L. Mass, Charles R. Standridge and Paul D. Plotkowski;

This conference paper describes the STEPS program for 7th grade girls at Grand Valley State University. A 10-year tracking study on the impact of the camp showed that 47% of camp participants claim an interest in a science related career versus 18% of.....

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, K-12 Outreach, Assessment/Surveys
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MOOCs: Massive Opportunity or Mucky Mess?

by Schmidt, Megan

In this issue of ASQ Higher Education Brief, we take a look at both sides of the MOOC debate...

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  • Publish date: 2013-03
  • Keywords:Professional Development, Higher Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Beware of MOOCs

by Schmidt, Megan

Gerry Canavan, an assistant professor in the English department at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, shared his concerns about this new wave of e-learning with Higher Education Brief in this exclusive Q&A article. He said MOOCs are an ineffective medium for learning and that they de-skill and de-professionalize academia.

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2013-03
  • Keywords:Innovation, MOOCs, Online Classes
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A MOOC with a Mission

by Schmidt, Megan

MOOCs have been recognized as a potential low-cost and effective way to prepare the large number of students that need remedial coursework before they can take college-level math and science. In this exclusive Q&A article, Robert Hoar, a math professor at the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse, discusses the role of MOOCs in academia and shares details about the successful math MOOC offered by the university.

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2013-03
  • Keywords:Online Classes, MOOCs
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Saying Goodbye to One Size Fits All

by Amanda Hankel

(From the September 2012 Education Brief) Read how Asa Clark Middle School created an environment in which authentic collaboration, data-driven decision making and continuous improvement processes acted as the school’s guide...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2012-09
  • Keywords:Primary and Secondary Education Brief, 21st Century Skills
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From the Editor: Preparing Students for the 21st Century

by Amanda Hankel

(From the September 2012 Education Brief) Twenty-first century learning is about providing students with digital literacy, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking skills, and a range of other abilities they will need for the future...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2012-09
  • Keywords:Primary and Secondary Education Brief, 21st Century Skills

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