14 Resources on STEM in All Classrooms

14 Resources on STEM in All Classrooms

All students need STEM literacy skills to prepare for the world of tomorrow. By creating trans-disciplinary lessons to teach concepts and principles, students will start to see the connections between English and science, math and history, technology and art—and will be more engaged and successful at developing the skills they need. Get started on your STEM journey with this selection of resources just released on ASCD myTeachSource®.

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How does STEM differ from STEAM? And is it important to integrate the arts only into STEM instruction? Thom Markim answers these questions and more in his blog post on the ASCD EDge® social networking platform.

Encourage Engineered Learning (ASCD Express)

When teachers experience the engineering design process first hand, they see how it can apply and refine their approach to any lesson or unit.

What Are Your Values, Practices, and Actions as a Teacher? (Book Chapter)

In this chapter from Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms, Jeff Marshall explains why using questioning strategies and discussion tips in science and math classrooms helps students engage in the subjects.

Literacy and Science: Better Together (Educational Leadership)

Instead of letting literacy instruction crowd science and engineering out of the elementary school curriculum, combine them for authentic learning.

ScienceNetLinks (Website)

This site, created by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has K–12 lesson plans, a science history calendar to learn about important historical dates, and up-to-date information on the latest science news.

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Engineering for Everyone (Educational Leadership)

As schools introduce more engineering activities, six principles will help girls and minority students embrace the “E” in STEM.

Closing the STEM Gender Gap (Education Update)

It’s no surprise to anyone in education that females are underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields at the graduate and professional levels. So, what measures are K–12 schools taking to attract girls to these subjects?

Building STEM Opportunities for All (Educational Leadership)

Inclusive STEM high schools demonstrate that success in STEM is within reach of all students—provided the right supports are in place.

Reading About Real Scientists (Educational Leadership)

Students should read—and talk about—good texts that show scientists and engineers solving problems in the world.

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STEM for All (PD Online Course)

This course, STEM for All, outlines the value of integrating STEM into the curriculum at each grade level and offers ways to integrate STEM into the classroom and through cocurricular opportunities. Additionally, this course emphasizes that STEM integration needs to move beyond the math and science classroom and students who seek it out.

STEM Leadership: How do I create a STEM culture in my school? (ASCD Arias)

This hands-on guide provides school leaders with practical strategies to develop STEM programs that prepare students to succeed in college and their careers.

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction: How do I infuse real-world problem solving into science, technology, and math?

This ASCD Arias provides a straightforward look at how to address the “E” in STEM instruction in a way that’s motivating and linked to key content, standards, and 21st century skills.

STEM for All (Educational Leadership)

This issue of Educational Leadership addresses the growing STEM education movement (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Although some say the need for STEM workers is at a crisis point, others assert the workforce “crisis” is exaggerated. Most, however, remain convinced that all students could profit from more in-depth science literacy regardless of the career path they take.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science: Anticipating Student Ideas and Questions for Deeper STEM Learning (Book)

From respected voices in STEM education comes an innovative lesson planning approach to help turn students into problem solvers: lesson imaging.