Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is seen by leaders from across the globe as key to economic success and prosperity. Einstein Fellows attempts to improve the state of STEM education, not only here in the United States, but internationally as well. As the body of STEM-learning research grows, this volume provides the unique perspective of nationally recognized educators who have spent, collectively, more than 400,000 hours at the interface between teaching and learning. Each chapter communicates how its author has implemented a specific STEM practice in the classroom and how the practice might be modified for use in other classrooms, schools, and learning environments. Readers of Einstein Fellows: Best Practices in STEM Education will gain powerful insight about what really works when it comes to teaching and learning STEM. This publication will serve as an excellent resource for use in any science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teaching methods course; no professional education library K through college, should be without a copy.
Tim Spuck is the AUI STEM Education Development Officer for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. He earned his master degree in science education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and is nearing completion of is Ed.D. in curriculum and instructions at West Virginia University. Leigh Jenkins has been a science educator for 15 years in rural West Virginia with expertise in biology and environmental science. Jenkins holds a masters degree in sociology, a masters degree in curriculum instruction, and is a doctoral student of administrative leadership at Shenandoah University in northwestern Virginia.
Contents: The search for Interdisciplinarity: Moving from Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to stem and beyond - Building a Foundation for successful Stem Education at the Elementary Level - Engaging Girls in Stem Careers -Teaching Mathematics to at-Risk Students - The student-centered sheltered instructional Approach and Growth (SSIAG) Model - Putting the "Authenticity" into Science Learning - Engaging young Minds to be tomorrow's Innovators - Expand the Horizons of your Students by expanding yours - Research Experiences for Teachers can enhance the Teaching of Science - Alternative Reality: Gamifying your Classroom - Communicating Science to public Audiences through Media in High School: Improving Students' Attitudes & Motivations in Science - Using Whiteboards to create a student-centered, collaborative Classroom - Integrating informal Stem Learning into your Curriculum - Modeling Sustainability through Stem Service-Learning - Outdoor ecological Inquiry brings Students and Nature together - Applications of Satellite Imagery, Remote Sensing, and Computer Visualizations: Observing the Earth and Visualizing the Future.