According to 100Kin10, the "highest-leverage root causes" for the current STEM teacher shortage are linked to school culture and, in particular, to the culture of professional development, collaboration and accountability. According to a teacher survey, 69 percent of respondents said their principals give "little to no time for them to collaborate and learn from other STEM teachers in their school or district."
The University of St Thomas will begin offering graduate certificates in STEM engineering education online this year.
A new NIH grant will support a program in Missouri that aims to couple STEM learning with language arts to improve literacy even as students work on hands-on projects.
Heritage University has won two grants from the United States Department of Education worth nearly $4 million to train teachers from under-represented communities.
Preschool teachers in the United States are not as comfortable with science as they are literacy, according to researchers at Michigan State University.
Administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the academy is designed to help improve the confidence of teachers with students in grades 5-8 as they science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics.
Ten middle school science teachers were recently selected for a professional development and networking program led by researchers and education leaders in Kentucky that aims to reach and inspire future scientists.
Los Angeles math teacher and tutor Huzefa Kapadia has created eight catchy music videos that explain fundamental and sometimes complicated math concepts, such as permutations and combinations, slope intercepts and the quadratic formula.
Sixty-five percent of educators expressed confidence in using digital technology in their classrooms, a 7 percent increase over last year, according to a recent survey commissioned by education and publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Crayola, the crayon and coloring company, has launched its first professional development (PD) and learning program for teachers, called creatED.
DreamBox Learning is out with a professional development solution that leverages real-time student data from the company's adaptive learning platform for mathematics.
Mining two years’ worth of expert feedback, a nonprofit has identified six root causes to more than 100 issues facing STEM education today. The resulting “Grand Challenges” interactive map is a two-year project from 100Kin10 based on input from teachers, principals, nonprofit leaders, researchers, policymakers, union representatives and other education stakeholders within its network.