Books · Educational Philosophy · ICT · STEM · Teaching

Call Teacher Education

Title: Call Teacher Education

Author: Simone Torsani

English | 2016 | ISBN: 9463004750 | 234 Pages
CALL Teacher Education: Language Teachers and Technology Integration

CALL Teacher Education is a practical resource for teacher trainers who are about to deal with the challenging and exciting task of preparing language teachers to integrate technology into their everyday professional practice. As research yields results that show the solid and growing potential of technology for language education, Computer Assisted Language Learning has become a rather common subject in teacher training programmes worldwide. Based on the author’s experience in teacher education, the present book aims at providing trainers with thorough methodological foundations and practical understanding to design and implement effective CALL courses. To achieve this goal, the volume collects and harmonises the different sources that constitute the base-knowledge of CALL Teacher Education and gradually leads the reader from theory down to practice. The volume, the first monograph on this subject, offers a comprehensive overview of CALL Teacher Education, both as an academic discipline and as a practice ambit, and explores among others the following topics: • The relationship between technology and language learning; • The integration of technology into language education; • Theoretical foundations of CALL teacher training; • Frameworks and standards for CALL education; • Approaches and processes; • CALL training procedures; • Curriculum design.

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Books · Educational Philosophy · Springer · STEM

STEM Learning

Title: STEM Learning

Author: Mesut Duran
English | 2016 | ISBN: 3319261770 | 183 Pages


This book reports the result

STEM Learning: IT Integration and Collaborative Strategies

s of a three-year research program funded by the National Science Foundation which targeted students and teachers from four Detroit high schools in order for them to learn, experience, and use IT within the context of STEM (IT/STEM), and explore 21st century career and educational pathways.

The book discusses the accomplishment of these goals through the creation of a Community of Designers– an environment in which high school students and teachers, undergraduate/graduate student assistants, and STEM area faculty and industry experts worked together as a cohesive team. The program created four project-based design teams, one for each STEM area. Each team had access to two year-round IT/STEM enrichment experiences to create high-quality learning projects, strategies, and curriculum models. These strategies were applied in after school, weekend, and summer settings through hands-on, inquiry-based activities with a strong emphasis on non-traditional approaches to learning and understanding. The book represents the first comprehensive description and analysis of the research program and suggests a plan for future development and refinement.

Emerging Trends · Springer · STEM · Teaching

What’s Your STEM?

Title: What’s Your STEM

Author: Rihab Sawah
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1507200641 | 256 pages

What's Your STEM?: Activities to Discover Your Child's Potential in Science, Technology, Engineering, and MathSet your child up for a bright future with this new, interactive activity book that helps kids decide which STEM”science, technology, engineering, and math”skills they most enjoy”and where they most excel!

How do batteries work? How exactly does a bridge stay up? How likely is it that someone shares your birthday?

Kids are curios. And parents can help foster that curiosity and channel it into a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math with Whats Your STEM?

This engaging activity book helps children learn about STEM with a variety of activities. Working together with their parents, they can figure out what interests them now”and how it can lead to a career later on.

In addition to the fifty entertaining and educational experiments, this interactive book includes information on potential STEM career paths.

Families can work together to complete the activities, find out what everyone likes, and learn about jobs in those fields. Whats Your STEM? is a fun, family-friendly way to expand kids horizons and choose their own STEM adventure!

Robotics in STEM Education: Redesigning the Learning Experience

Title: Robotics in STEM Education

Author: Myint Swe Khine
English |2017 | 260 Pages | ISBN : 3319577859


This book describes recent approaches in advancing STEM education with the use of robotics, innovative methods in integrating robotics in school subjects, engaging and stimulating students with robotics in classroom-based and out-of-school activities, and new ways of using robotics as an educational tool to provide diverse learning experiences.
It addresses issues and challenges in generating enthusiasm among students and revamping curricula to provide application focused and hands-on approaches in learning . The book also provides effective strategies and emerging trends in using robotics, designing learning activities and how robotics impacts the students’ interests and achievements in STEM related subjects.
The frontiers of education are progressing very rapidly. This volume brought together a collection of projects and ideas which help us keep track of where the frontiers are moving. This book ticks lots of contemporary boxes: STEM, robotics, coding, and computational thinking among them. Most educators interested in the STEM phenomena will find many ideas in this book which challenge, provide evidence and suggest solutions related to both pedagogy and content. Regular reference to 21st Century skills, achieved through active collaborative learning in authentic contexts, ensures the enduring usefulness of this volume.
John Williams
Professor of Education and Director of the STEM Education Research Group
Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Books · Educational Philosophy · Organizations · Springer · STEM

Application of Management Theories for STEM Education

Title: Application of Management Theories for STEM Education

Author: Orit Hazzan

Application of Management Theories for STEM Education: The Case of SWOT AnalysisEnglish |  2017 (2018 Edition) | 82 Pages | ISBN 3319689495

This work describes the application of management theories in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education systems. Two chapters examine STEM education on the K-12 national level and one chapter focuses on the higher education institutional level. All chapters are based on comprehensive research.

Thus, it will appeal to teachers, school principals, researchers, graduate students, government policymakers, and all practitioners who care about STEM education in schools, academia and government. In each chapter, SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis is used as a managerial strategic tool for the examination of factors that focus either on internal circumstances (strengths and weaknesses), or external ones (opportunities and threats).

STEM Learning: IT Integration and Collaborative Strategies

Title: STEM Learning

Author: Mesot Duran

English | 2016 | ISBN: 3319261770 | 183 Pages


This book reports the results of a three-year research program funded by the National Science Foundation which targeted students and teachers from four Detroit high schools in order for them to learn, experience, and use IT within the context of STEM (IT/STEM), and explore 21st century career and educational pathways.

The book discusses the accomplishment of these goals through the creation of a Community of Designers– an environment in which high school students and teachers, undergraduate/graduate student assistants, and STEM area faculty and industry experts worked together as a cohesive team. The program created four project-based design teams, one for each STEM area. Each team had access to two year-round IT/STEM enrichment experiences to create high-quality learning projects, strategies, and curriculum models. These strategies were applied in after school, weekend, and summer settings through hands-on, inquiry-based activities with a strong emphasis on non-traditional approaches to learning and understanding. The book represents the first comprehensive description and analysis of the research program and suggests a plan for future development and refinement.

Discourse Analytic Perspectives on STEM Education: Exploring Interaction and Learning in the Multilingual Classroom

Title: Discourse Analytic Perspectives on STEM Education

Author: Juliet Langman

English | ISBN: 3319551159 | 2017 | 215 pages


This volume explores the nature of discourse in secondary and upper elementary mathematics and science classrooms. Chapters examine conditions that support or hinder teachers and students, in particular language learners, in employing language as a tool for learning. The volume provides rich oral and written language examples from a range of classroom contexts to illustrate how linguistic practices affect students’ appropriation and display of disciplinary specific knowledge. Chapters further explore linguistic practices through with the support of discourse analytic models that foreground the authentic classroom data with the aim of understanding the dynamics of the classroom. The authors investigate the intersection between discourse and learning from a range of perspectives, including an examination of key concepts such as intertextuality, interaction, mediation, scaffolding, appropriation, and adaptations. This volume offers concrete suggestions on how teachers might benefit from a discourse approach to teaching in the areas of mathematics and science.

Books · Coding · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · STEM · Teaching

Girls Who Code

Title: Girls Who Code

Author: Reshma Saujani

2017 | ISBN: 042528753X | English | 176 pages
Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World

Part how-to, part girl-empowerment, and all fun, from the leader of the movement championed by Sheryl Sandberg, Malala Yousafzai, and John Legend.

Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired over 40,000 girls across America. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes! Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. No matter your interest”sports, the arts, baking, student government, social justice”coding can help you do what you love and make your dreams come true. Whether youre a girl whos never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book, printed in bold two-color and featuring art on every page, will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place.

Books · Emerging Trends · Higher Ed · ICT · Springer · STEM · Teaching

Innovative Practices in Teaching Information Science and Technology

Title: Innovative Practices in Teaching Information Science and Technology

Editor: John Carroll

English | Jan. 28, 2014 | ISBN: 3319036556 | 238 Pages
Innovative Practices in Teaching Information Sciences and Technology: Experience Reports and Reflections by John M. Carroll

University teaching and learning has never been more innovative than it is now.

This has been enabled by a better contemporary understanding of teaching and learning. Instructors now present situated projects and practices to their students, not just foundational principles. Lectures and structured practice are now often replaced by engaging and constructivist learning activities that leverage what students know about, think about and care about.

Teaching innovation has also been enabled by online learning in the classroom, beyond the classroom and beyond the campus. Learning online is perhaps not the panacea sometimes asserted but it is a disruptively rich and expanding set of tools and techniques that can facilitate engaging and constructivist learning activities. It is becoming the new normal in university teaching and learning.

The opportunity and the need for innovation in teaching and learning are together keenest in information technology itself: Computer and Information Science faculty and students are immersed in innovation. The subject matter of these disciplines changes from one year to the next; courses and curricula are in constant flux. And indeed each wave of disciplinary innovation is assimilated into technology tools and infrastructures for teaching new and emerging concepts and techniques.

Books · Computer Science · Educational Philosophy · STEM · Teaching

The Stem Coaching Handbook

Title: The Stem Coaching Handbook

Author: Terry Talley
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1138651036 | 167 Pages

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Learn how to promote STEM integration in your school district and increase student achievement. In this helpful, easy-to-read book, author Terry Talley sheds light on the key responsibilities and accountabilities of a successful STEM coach and offers a wealth of practical advice for those new to the position and for those who want to refine their skills.

You’ll discover how to…

– Build positive working relationships with teachers and faculty
– Organize professional development opportunities such as PLCs and book study groups
– Develop hands-on instructional strategies based off the needs of your students and the strengths of your staff
– Promote technological and scientific literacy to prepare students for success in the 21st Century
– Enhance student engagement using project-based learning and growth-based assessment models

Designed to be read either as a step-by-step guide or as a reference, The STEM Coaching Handbook is loaded with insights and accounts from experienced STEM educators across the country. No matter your level of expertise, these tips will help you make your district’s STEM program more effective for all students.

Books · STEM

Sci-Book, Steps to STEM

Title: Sci-Book, Steps to STEM

Author: Aaron Isabelle
English | 2017 | 224 Pages | ISBN : 9463007938

Sci-Book: STEPS to STEM – Student Science Notebook
A “Sci-Book” or “Science Notebook” serves as an essential companion to the science curriculum supplement, STEPS to STEM. As students learn key concepts in the seven “big ideas” in this program (Electricity & Magnetism; Air & Flight; Water & Weather; Plants & Animals; Earth & Space; Matter & Motion; Light & Sound), they record their ideas, plans, and evidence.
There is ample space for students to keep track of their observations and findings, as well as a section to reflect upon the use of “Science and Engineering Practices” as set forth in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Using a science notebook is reflective of the behavior of scientists. One of the pillars of the Nature of Science is that scientists must document their work to publish their research results; it is a necessary part of the scientific enterprise. This is important because STEPS to STEM is a program for young scientists who learn within a community of scientists. Helping students to think and act like scientists is a critical feature of this program. Students learn that they need to keep a written record if they are to successfully share their discoveries and curiosities with their classmates and with the teacher. Teachers should also model writing in science to help instill a sense of purpose and pride in using and maintaining a Sci-Book. Lastly, students’ documentation can serve as a valuable form of authentic assessment; teachers can utilize Sci-Books to monitor the learning process and the development of science skills.

Books · ICT · STEM · Teaching

What’s Your STEM

Title: What’s Your STEM

Author: Rihab Sawk and Anthony Clark

English | February 7, 2017 | ISBN: 1507200641 | 256 pages
What's Your STEM?: Activities to Discover Your Child's Potential in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Set your child up for a bright future with this new, interactive activity book that helps kids decide which STEM ”science, technology, engineering, and math” skills they most enjoyand where they most excel!

How do batteries work? How exactly does a bridge stay up? How likely is it that someone shares your birthday?

Kids are curious. And parents can help foster that curiosity and channel it into a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math with Whats Your STEM?

This engaging activity book helps children learn about STEM with a variety of activities. Working together with their parents, they can figure out what interests them now”and how it can lead to a career later on.

In addition to the fifty entertaining and educational experiments, this interactive book includes information on potential STEM career paths.

Families can work together to complete the activities, find out what everyone likes, and learn about jobs in those fields. Whats Your STEM? is a fun, family-friendly way to expand kids horizons and choose their own STEM adventure!

 

Books · Math · STEM · Teaching

A Mind For Numbers

Title: A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

Author: Barbara Oakley
English | ISBN: 039916524X | 2014  | 336 pages

A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) (repost)

Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a higher level of math competency, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating but inescapable field. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options”both to rise in the military and to explore other careers”she returned to school with a newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life.

In A Mind for Numbers, Dr. Oakley lets us in on the secrets to effectively learning math and science”secrets that even dedicated and successful students wish they™d known earlier. Contrary to popular belief, math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there™s only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions”you just need the creativity to see them. For example, there are more than three hundred different known proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. In short, studying a problem in a laser-focused way until you reach a solution is not an effective way to learn math. Rather, it involves taking the time to step away from a problem and allow the more relaxed and creative part of the brain to take over. A Mind for Numbers shows us that we all have what it takes to excel in math, and learning it is not as painful as some might think!