Monthly Archives: April 2014

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Earth Day in Valley City, ND

The 3rd Annual Earth Day Festival was held on April 22, 2014 at the Medicine Wheel Park in Valley City, ND. Over 200 attendees joined the event for free food, music, and the chance to see science and earth-friendly practices and products at information tables. Valley City State University presence included: American Fisheries Society Student…

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education: A Primer

Summary The term “STEM education” refers to teaching and learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It typically includes educational activities across all grade levels— from pre-school to post-doctorate—in both formal (e.g., classrooms) and informal (e.g.,  afterschool programs) settings. Federal policymakers have an active and enduring interest in STEM education and the topic…

Explorations in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

On Thursday, April 17th, 2014, Dr. Gary Ketterling of the Great Plains STEM Education Center (GPSEC) presented information on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem at the Barnes County Museum as part of their weekly lecture series. Exploring the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem engages one in the complexity of an ecosystem-under gone change over time. This presentation will…

On 21st Century Skills

A collaboration of cooperative learners creating the solutions to relevant and complex problems in a resourceful and efficient way, then communicating those solutions while demonstrating leadership and entrepreneurship. See also the Partnership for 21st Century Skills has developed a vision for student success in the new global economy: www.p21.org

Engineering is Elementary

Program Overview: Founded in August 2003, the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) project aims to foster engineering and technological literacy among children. EiE is creating a research-driven, standards-based and classroom-tested curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary school science topics. EiE lessons not only promote STEM learning, but also connect with literacy and social studies. Storybooks…

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