Behind-the-Scenes

Tom Laster and David Birchler (edited)
How to Create a Fun Engineering Contest Students Will Love!
February 25, 2016 | By: Rachel Gearinger  
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Category: Behind-the-Scenes, Engineering, Tools for Teachers

For science teachers implementing NGSS, finding fun, engaging, engineering activities that students will enjoy can be challenging. Creating contests is a great way to engage students of all ages.

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Amanda Wilson
In Amanda Wilson’s PD Workshops, Blended Personalized Learning and Hands-On STEM Are a Winning Combination

Science Instructional Specialist Amanda Wilson is just as passionate about science as she is about helping teachers implement great STEM curricula.

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Gary Curts Goggles (edited 2)
The Incomparable Gary Curts: Helping STEM Educators Change the Game

As an integral part of the IAT Professional Learning team, Gary is in the trenches of science education working with teachers in grades K-12 and he loves every minute of it.

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congressmen and obama
Do Politicians Really Care About STEM Education?

Should there be more dialog between politicians and STEM facilitators — that is, parents, teachers, administrators and students — at the grassroots level?

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Mary Starr and Gary Curts at STEM Forum
The Ultimate “Big Nerd” Party — NSTA’s 2015 STEM Forum
May 27, 2015 | By: IAT Staff  
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Category: Behind-the-Scenes, Events, STEM News & Views

“Making changes and changing the way we make… those were the prevalent themes at last week’s NSTA STEM Forum in Expo in Minneapolis.” — NSTA

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News
IAT News: Welcome James B. Short and Cary Sneider to Our Board of Directors
December 11, 2014 | By: Editorial Team  
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Category: Behind-the-Scenes, STEM News & Views

“We are thrilled to welcome Jim Short and Cary Sneider to our Board of Directors. As respected and innovative leaders in science education, they bring with them decades of invaluable experience…”

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Laurie Kreindler
IAT Co-Founder Laurie Kreindler: From Filmmaker to Education Innovator
October 14, 2014 | By: IAT Staff  
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Category: Behind-the-Scenes, Eduprenuers, STEM News & Views

In her recent interview with Katie Krimistos (host of “Biz Women Rock”), Laurie Kreindler offers a compelling and nuanced look at the evolution of her lifelong entrepreneurial path from telling stories through film, to telling stories through problem-based, STEM curricula.

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Rex Moribe (Superhero)
Engineering Superheroes: How a Math Program Turned a Surfer Kid Into a 21st Century Problem-Solving Whiz

What role did math have in the star-studded resume of this next generation engineering hero? And why does Rex (and students like him) inspire us all? Read on to find out!

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