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Author: tgard

CEO and Founder of STEMVOX INC. I've spent 30 years teaching, with 10 of those in STEM education. I've delivered professional development sessions on three continents on topics from effective technology integration across the curriculum to various literacies and change management.

The Power of Continuity and Coherence in STEM Education

In the evolving landscape of education, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) have become pivotal in preparing students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. As we delve deeper into the age of information and technology, the importance of STEM education cannot be overstated. However, for STEM education to be truly impactful, it must be characterized by continuity and coherence, rather than being confined to single, one-time events. The Significance of...

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The Neurological Advantages of STEM Education: A Brain Science Perspective

The integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) into educational curriculums is not just a pedagogical trend but a necessity in preparing students for the complexities of the modern world. Beyond the apparent career readiness and technological literacy, STEM education offers profound benefits from a brain science perspective. This article explores how involvement in STEM programs can enhance cognitive development, foster neuroplasticity, and prepare students’...

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Traditional vs. Project-Based Learning in Elementary STEM Education

The landscape of elementary education is undergoing a transformative shift, particularly within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. At the core of this transformation is the debate between traditional pedagogy and project-based learning (PBL). Both approaches have their merits, but they offer distinctly different pathways for student engagement, comprehension, and application of knowledge. This article delves into these two educational paradigms, highlighting...

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