Willow Becker

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Growing Pains: What China and America Can Learn From Each Other About Implementing Common Core
May 19, 2015 | By: Willow Becker  
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Category: IMP, Math, Meaningful Math

Common Core can be a way to raise the standard of education authentically. What’s needed for both the U.S. and China to succeed is a focus on inquiry-based methods, not over-testing.

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Cooking Up Science: Innovating School Science Labs for 21st Century Learning
May 6, 2015 | By: Willow Becker  
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Category: EdTech, STEM News & Views

School Science labs aren’t what they used to be! How are schools innovating their labs to prepare students for 21st century STEM-learning and careers? You’d be surprised!

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Democratizing Ed Tech: Why Everyone Should Read “The Ed Tech Developer’s Guide”
April 30, 2015 | By: Willow Becker  
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Category: EdTech, Tools for Teachers

The Ed Tech Developer’s Guide was released by the Dept. of Ed. Is this the beginning of wrangling in the edtech beast?

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Jo Boaler
Sparking a Math Revolution: Jo Boaler Ignites #NCSM15 with Her Keynote
April 15, 2015 | By: Willow Becker  
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Category: Events, IMP Alumni, Math, Meaningful Math

What will it take to bring about much-needed change in math education? Ask Jo Boaler and the math educators who packed the house at her #NCTM15 keynote. You say you want a revolution?

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Why Should Students Study Earth Science? To Save The World
April 6, 2015 | By: Willow Becker  
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Category: PBIS, STEM News & Views

Can students save the world? Yes, and Earth Science is the way they’re going to do it.

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Citizen Scientist
Is Citizen Science Changing STEM Education? Lessons from #CitSci2015
March 13, 2015 | By: Willow Becker  
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Category: STEM News & Views, Tools for Teachers

Citizen science allows the community to gather and share data for scientific research. Can this growing movement be the motivation for a new era of STEM?

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The “New Shop” Class Transforms Vocational Education Into Economic Growth and STEM Opportunities for Students
March 6, 2015 | By: Willow Becker  
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Category: Engineering, Research, STEM News & Views

The success of the new STEM-based shop class and high-tech vocational programs is exciting. But, what’s more inspiring is how students are responding to their educational opportunities.

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Jean Pennycook
From the South Pole to Classrooms Around the World – Jean Pennycook’s Penguin Science Inspires All
March 4, 2015 | By: Willow Becker  
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Category: PBIS, STEM News & Views, Tools for Teachers

Researcher and teacher Jean Pennycook uses her fascinating work with Adélie penguins to inspire budding scientists around the world.

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