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Synthesis Brief: How Science and Engineering Practices Enhance STEM Teaching and Further Teacher Leadership
In this brief, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme "How Science and Engineering Practices Enhance STEM Teaching and Further Teacher Leadership," that highlights key points and suggested recommendations discussed by those who participated in this month's discussion and webinar panel.
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Synthesis Brief: Call to Action for Science Education: How Teacher Leaders Can Help
In this brief, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme "Call to Action for Science Education: How Teacher Leaders Can Help," that highlights key points and suggested recommendations discussed by those who participated in this month's discussion and webinar panel.
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How Science and Engineering Practices Enhance STEM Teaching and Further Teacher Leadership
Arthur Eisenkraft kicks off the November theme with a blog post that highlights the Wipro Science Education Fellowship program, a two-year program where each of the teachers becomes a teacher leader.
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Call to Action for Science Education: How Teacher Leaders Can Help
Heidi Schweingruber kicks off the October theme with a blog post that reflects on the Call to Action for Science Education and its vision for equitable access to quality science learning experiences across K-16 education.
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Synthesis Brief: Partnering Culturally Responsive Teaching and Place-Based Science Education
In this brief, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme "Partnering Culturally Responsive Teaching and Place-Based Science Education," that highlights key points and suggested recommendations discussed by those who participated in this month's discussion and webinar panel.
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Leveraging Place in Culturally Responsive Science Teaching
Roberta Hunter reflects on this month's theme, "Partnering Culturally Responsive Teaching and Place-Based Science Education," with an introductory blog post. We invite you to take an active part in this month's webinar and discussion.
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Synthesis Brief: Rebooting the Science Classroom: Sensemaking and Phenomena-driven Instruction
In this brief, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme "Rebooting the Science Classroom: Sensemaking and Phenomena-driven Instruction," that highlights key points and suggested recommendations discussed by those who participated in this month's discussion and webinar panel.
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Synthesis Brief: Next Generation STEM Mentoring: An Important Lever in Elevating the Profession
In this brief, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme "Next Generation STEM Mentoring: An Important Lever in Elevating the Profession," that highlights key points and suggested recommendations discussed by those who participated in this month's discussion and webinar panel.
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Rebooting the Science Classroom
Mike Fumagalli kicks off the August theme with a blog post that reflects on a tumultuous year as a result of the pandemic and shares some of his lessons learned during this time.
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A Journey from Mentee to STEM Teacher Mentor
Richard Velasco kicks off the July theme with a blog post that summarizes his journey from Mentee to STEM Teacher Mentor.
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Synthesis: Interactive STEM Teaching for Secondary Level Remote Learning
In this brief, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme "Interactive STEM Teaching for Secondary Level Remote Learning," that highlights key points and suggested recommendations discussed by those who participated in this month's discussion and webinar panel.
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Meetup Summary: Ways to Expand Diversity in STEM
On April 1, 2021, STEMTLnet and Reggie Duncan hosted a Meetup to discuss ways to expand diversity in STEM. The following is a summary of the discussion that took place and a list of resources shared.
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Interactive STEM Teaching for Secondary Level Remote Learning
Rebecca Vieyra kicks off the April theme with a blog post that highlights how three master STEM teachers have produced new ways for engaging students in inquiry from home and become essential resources for their colleagues. 
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Synthesis: The Challenge of Creating Equity in Science Education
In this brief, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme "The Challenge of Creating Equity in Science Education," that highlights key points and suggested recommendations discussed by those who participated in this month's discussion and webinar panel.
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The Challenge of Creating Equity in Science Education
Dr. Sharon Delesbore kicks off the March theme with a blog post that addresses issues of racism in our society and the challenge of creating equity in science education.
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Synthesis: Integrating Emerging Technologies into Teaching Practice
In this brief, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme Integrating Emerging Technologies into Teaching Practice," that highlights key points and suggested recommendations discussed by those who participated in this month's discussion and webinar panel.
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Synthesis: Connecting mathematics and science through literature and storytelling
In this brief, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme "Connecting Mathematics and Science Through Literature and Storytelling," that highlights resources and suggested recommendations discussed by those who participated in this month's discussion and webinar panel.
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Integrating Emerging Technologies into Teaching Practice
Tom Moher and Wendy Martin kick off this month's theme, "Integrating Emerging Technologies into Teaching Practice," with an introductory blog post that highlights examples of emerging technologies and sets the stage for the upcoming webinar and discussion.
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Connecting Mathematics and Science Through Literature & Storytelling
Trena Wilkerson & Christine Anne Royce kick off this month's theme with a blog post that discusses the intersection of literature & storytelling with mathematics & science as an incredible opportunity to make connections for students & teachers alike. They invite you to take an active part in the upcoming webinar & the discussion.
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Four Programs for STEM Teacher Leaders
Rebecca Vieyra kicks off November's theme with a blog post that describes her own teacher leadership journey and highlights four opportunities for STEM teacher leaders (The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships, Stipends, and Fellowships, The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF), and The Knowles Teaching Fellows Program.)
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Synthesis: Strategies for Supporting Students and Teachers Amidst Reopening Schools
In this brief, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme "Strategies for Supporting Students and Teachers Amidst Reopening Schools," that highlights the challenges and suggested recommendations discussed by those who participated in this month's discussion and webinar panel.
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Teaching During A Pandemic Is Hard - But Some Know How To Do It Well
Brian Foley discusses the Outstanding Pandemic Teacher awards and highlights some of the winning nominees.
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High School Mathematics Teachers Share in a MeetUp About Teaching Around the Pandemic
In the school year 2019-2020, teachers across the globe experienced teaching during COVID-19. Natalie Johnson provides a summary of our August MeetUp and the participants' thoughts about teaching beyond the initial wave of the pandemic.
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Online and Hybrid and In-Person, Oh, My! Strategies for Supporting Students and Teachers Amidst Reopening Schools
Jennifer Carinci kicks off this month's theme with a blog post that addresses multiple challenges around school reopening, including emotional connectivity to and engagement of students.
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Race, Equity, and Mathematics Education
In this brief, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme "Race, Equity and Mathematics Education," that highlights the challenges and suggested recommendations discussed by those who participated in this month's discussion and webinar panel.
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Race, Equity and Mathematics Education
Joi Spencer kicks off this month's theme with a blog post that addresses key issues of Race and Equity in Mathematics Education. She invites you to take an active part in the upcoming webinar and the discussion.
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Synthesis Brief: Integrating CS (computer science) and CT (Computational Thinking) in the Pre K-8 Grades
In this blog post, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme "Integrating CS (computer science) and CT (Computational Thinking) in the Pre K-8 Grades," that highlights the challenges and suggested recommendations discussed by those who participated in this month's discussion and webinar panel.
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Intro Blog: Integrating Computer Science and Computational Thinking in the Pre K-8 Grades
Melissa Rasberry kicks off this month's theme, "Integrating Computer Science and Computational Thinking in the Pre K-8 Grades," with a blog post that traces the CS education movement in this country and addresses the key issues of integrating CS and CT in grades PreK-8. She invites you to take an active part in the upcoming webinar and the discussion.
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Re-imagining schools in the wake of COVID-19
Heather Mace, M.Ed., a Beginning Teacher Mentor at Tucson Unified School District, discusses how schools might look when students once again roam their halls.
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Teaching During the Coronavirus Outbreak
David Lockett, middle school STEM+CS teacher at Edward W. Bok Academy, a public, charter school located in Central Florida, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on K-12 education.
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Synthesis Brief: Science in the elementary grades - An issue of equity
In this blog post, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme "Science Across the Elementary Grades and Why It’s so Important," that highlights the challenges and suggested recommendations discussed by experienced teacher-leaders and other educators who participated in this month's discussion and expert panel.
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Intro Blog: Science Across the Elementary Grades and Why It’s so Important
Abigail Jurist Levy kicks off this month's theme, "Science Across the Elementary Grades and Why It’s so Important," with a blog post that summarizes the current research in the field. She invites you to take an active part in the upcoming webinar and the discussion.
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Synthesis: How Teachers Measure Their Impact as Leaders
In this blog post, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme "How Teachers Measure Their Impact as Leaders," that highlights the challenges discussed by experienced teacher-leaders and other educators who participated in this month's discussion and expert panel.
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February Introductory Theme of the Month Blog: Accelerating STEM Teacher Leadership: Building Demand by Assessing Your Impact
Barnett Berry kicks off this month's theme, "How Teachers Measure Their Impact as Leaders," with a blog post that describes his research on teacher leadership and his thoughts on the upcoming expert panel and facilitated discussion. He invites all members to take an active part in sharing their experiences by commenting on this blog post.
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Synthesis: America's Strategy for STEM Education – Why it is Relevant to STEM Teacher-Leaders
In this blog post, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme "America's Strategy for STEM Education – Why it is Relevant to STEM Teacher-Leaders," that highlights the challenges discussed by experienced teacher-leaders and other educators who participated in this month's discussion and expert panel.
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Introduction: A North Star for Guiding STEM Education: from the Classroom to the Capitol
Jeff Weld kicks off this month's theme, "America's Strategy for STEM Education – Why it is Relevant to STEM Teacher-Leaders," with a blog post that highlights the importance of the Federal Strategic Plan and discusses his thoughts on the upcoming expert panel and facilitated discussion. He invites all members to take an active part in sharing their perspective by commenting on this blog post.
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Synthesis: Leading Without Leaving the Classroom
In this blog post, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme "Leading Without Leaving the Classroom," that highlights the challenges discussed by experienced teacher-leaders and other educators who participated in this month's discussion and expert panel.
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Introduction: Leading Without Leaving the Classroom
William O'Brien kicks off this month's theme, "Leading without Leaving the Classroom," with a blog post that describes his own journey as a classroom mathematics teacher and his thoughts on the upcoming expert panel and facilitated discussion. He invites all members to take an active part in sharing their experiences by commenting on this blog post.
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Pathways to Teacher Leadership
Dr. Brian Drayton blogs about four teacher leader stories and discusses their pathways to leadership.
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Two Strategies for In-service Teacher Learning
Brian Drayton draws a comparison between two NSF funded professional development programs featured in the 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase.
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