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March 8, 2013
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  • Steps to encourage girls to pursue STEM
    Engineer Karen Purcell offers five strategies for sparking and maintaining girls' interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Strategies include introducing girls to STEM subjects as early and often as boys typically are exposed to these subjects, connecting girls with mentors in the field, community groups that support STEM education and national organizations and offering access to special STEM programs. Edutopia.org (3/7) Email this Story
  • Strategies for teaching and assessing creativity
    Creativity is an essential skill that can be taught and assessed in student projects, according to education consultant Andrew Miller. In this blog post, Miller offers four indicators of what creativity in learning looks like, and suggests a number of ways these indicators can be included in projects or lessons. "If we want our students to be creative, we must give them not only the opportunity to do so, but also the finite skills and targets to be able to do so," Miller writes. Edutopia.org/Andrew Miller's blog (3/7)
 
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  • Petroleum professionals bring science of oil to N.D. classroom
    Eighth-graders in a North Dakota school are participating in an Adopt-A-Well program offered by Enerplus Resources USA in which students track the progression of an oil well from start to finish. The company sends representatives to the class each month with updates and hands-on experiences such as handling the gel used in hydraulic fracturing. Jamestown Sun (N.D.) (3/8) Email this Story
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  • Mass. proposal would bring STEM academies to community colleges
    Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo has proposed a plan that he says would help students who enter community colleges needing math remediation. The STEM Starter Academy would provide intensive math instruction for such students using an immersion model in which students could spend up to three hours a day, five days a week in math class. Boston Herald (3/8) Email this Story
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