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STEM Leadership Academy

STEM Leadership Academy

Bringing STEM careers to middle school students

Middle level education is currently placing an emphasis on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes into curriculums around the nation, as well as involving more students in STEM...
Author: David Paperno
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Topics: STEM

Doing What's Best for Students

What's best for students? I hear this question repeatedly in schools, yet day-to-day responsibilities often seems to get in the way of answering and fulfilling this promise. Best practices tell us that the more...
Author: Liz James
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Topics: Teaching
College and Career Readiness for Special Needs Students

College and Career Readiness for Special Needs Students

Middle school teachers can change widespread "no-way" attitudes to "never-the-less" attitudes.

Thinking about career and college readiness for a sixth grader is a little too soon for some teachers and parents. As a parent, I felt hard-pressed to decide the future for my son when he entered the middle grades. He...
Author: Linda K. Schlosser
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Humanities in  a STEM World

Humanities in a STEM World

Even the most technical STEM jobs require verbal and written communication skills.

John Engler, president of The Business Roundtable and former governor of Michigan, recently wrote an article for U.S. News and World Report entitled "STEM Education Is the Key to the U.S.'s Economic Future." Engler...
Author: Brittany Durkin
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Soft Skills: Preparing Kids for Life After School

Soft Skills: Preparing Kids for Life After School

Colleges and employers emphasize the importance of core skills.

Standards writers, curriculum designers, and classroom teachers have spent the past several years clamoring to find ways to revitalize curriculum and instruction and increase rigor in ways that prepare students for...
Author: Jaime Greene
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From STEM to Full STEAM Ahead

From STEM to Full STEAM Ahead

While educating students on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) prepares students for life, it can also prepare them for college and career. It is predicted that in the next 10 years, STEM jobs will grow...
Author: Frank Rudnesky, Ed.D., Peter Davis, Frank Pileiro
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College and Career Ready: What It Means for Middle School Students

College and Career Ready: What It Means for Middle School Students

Helping students develop the skills they know they need to succeed.

College and career ready is the new mantra in education—it's what students must be when they leave our secondary schools. My school district, Dorchester County Public Schools in Maryland, includes the phrase as...
Author: Brian Cook
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Topics: Teaching
The Apprenticeship Approach

The Apprenticeship Approach

Tailor-made for the Middle Grades

The middle grades are notoriously challenging for youth. This is the period when some students can start to disengage. Gallup conducts an annual poll of students that measures, as they categorize it, their hope,...
Author: Jason Cascarino
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Topics: Teaching
5 Strategies for Promoting College and Career Readiness

5 Strategies for Promoting College and Career Readiness

Getting students ready for their future is important—and fun.

To most of our middle level students, college and careers seem light-years away. But we old codgers (meaning anyone not in their teens) sense with much trepidation how close our students are to their graduation....
Author: Dave Stuart, Jr.
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Topics: Teaching
Partner Spotlight - Pearson

Partner Spotlight - Pearson

AMLE Podcast Series

Katie McClarty, director of the Center for College and Career Success in Pearson’s Research and Innovation Network describes the importance of working with middle grades students on college and career...
Author: AMLE
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Topics: Teaching
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