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2015 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

70th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

March 21–23, 2015, Houston, Tex.

Discover new ideas and practical strategies that deliver real results for students.



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December 2014/January 2015
STEM for All

December 2014/January 2015 | Volume 72 | Number 4

STEM for All

Feature Articles

STEM—Beyond the Acronym

Jo Anne Vasquez

STEM education can be theme-related, integrated, problem-based, and all of the above.

In Step with the New Science Standards

Jeff C. Marshall

What benefits will the Next Generation Science Standards usher in?

Aligned—or Not?

Jo Ellen Roseman and Mary Koppal

Which curriculum materials support the standards' three-dimensional approach?

Tinkering Is Serious Play

Bronwyn Bevan, Mike Petrich and Karen Wilkinson

From wind tubes to scribbling machines, the maker movement makes students want to do science.

Teachable Moments in Math

Linda Griffin and David Ward

How to teach deep, foundational concepts to K–2 students.

Engineering for Everyone

Christine M. Cunningham and Melissa Higgins

Open up the engineered world to all. Girls, too!

Democratizing Computer Science

Jane Margolis, Joanna Goode and Jean J. Ryoo

Why and how to broaden participation in computing.

Building STEM Opportunities for All

Sharon J. Lynch, Erin Peters-Burton and Michael Ford

STEM schools offer a variety of new ways to organize high school.

Teaching the Value of Science

Lee Shumow and Jennifer A. Schmidt

Try these underused methods to make science your students' most intriguing subject.

Reading About Real Scientists

Sunday Cummins

Trade books help kids learn about the way scientists work.

Integrating S, T, E, and M

Gary Hoachlander

The Linked Learning approach connects STEM content to STEM careers.

Commentary / STEM Sense and Nonsense

Robert N. Charette

Reports of a crisis-level shortage of STEM workers are grossly exaggerated; not so the need for STEM literacy.

Columns / Departments

Double Take

Reviews, research, and relevant reads.

Research Says / STEM Schools Produce Mixed Results

Bryan Goodwin and Heather Hein

It's the way students are taught, not the school focus, that propels student interest in STEM subjects.

Show & Tell: A Video Column / STEM for Citizenship

Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey

Preparing students for employment is not the only rationale for STEM education.

Power Up! / The Responsive Staff Meeting

Doug Johnson

Why and how to use technology in staff meetings.

Principal Connection / Dress Code!

Thomas R. Hoerr

How casual is too casual? And is it an important question?

One to Grow On / The Kind of STEM Teachers We Need

Carol Ann Tomlinson

Give me teachers who push their students to dig deeper.

EL Takeaways

Six Strategies for STEM Education


Close-to-Practice Learning

Bradley A. Ermeling and Ronald Gallimore

Which professional development practice shows promise for improving science teaching?

Beyond Computation

Deborah Schifter and Susan Jo Russell

How to identify and avoid persistent errors in arithmetic.

Literacy and Science: Better Together

Terry Shiverdecker and Jessica Fries-Gaither

Why you should use nonfiction texts to support science learning.

How to Engage More Students of Color in Math

Erica N. Walker

Peer tutors contribute to the success of students from underserved backgrounds.

EL Study Guide

Teresa Preston

InService Guest Bloggers

Bronwyn Bevan and Melissa Higgins

Watch This Spot

With the help of high-powered equipment, students barcode the DNA in pet hair and food samples. This month's video comes from the DVD The Innovators: Project Based Learning and the 21st Century.

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