ERIC Number: ED533114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Focusing on Challenging Content and Practical Applications in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Studies in Middle Grades Schools, High Schools and Technology Centers.
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Schools that give students access to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies are accomplishing several objectives: introducing students to higher-level academic and career studies, expanding project-based learning in the curriculum, enticing students to remain in school until graduation, and preparing students for challenging majors in college and modern, high-skill careers after further education and training. Students who never realized they could master science, technology, engineering and math are joining fellow students in taking courses that will put them ahead in college and careers. This issue of "High Schools That Work" contains the following articles: (1) What Are the Characteristics of a Successful STEM Program? (Rebecca Payne); (2) STEM Academies: Preparing Students for High-Demand, High-Wage Careers (George Willcox and Joseph Johnson); (3) Students Learn to Solve Authentic Problems From Business and Government (Deb Gerdes); (4) Literacy Strategies for CT Teachers and Students (Mark Brown, Sherry Snow and Colleen Lafountain); (5) Engaging Career/Technical (CT) Students in Textbook and Other Assigned Reading (Kathy Schick, Claude Kohl, and Robert Lembach); (6) Teaching Hands-On Science in a Title I School (Sommer Picou and Candice Webert); (7) Integrating Engineering Problem Solving Into Mathematics, Science and Technology Courses (Larry Rainey); (8) Multi-State Initiative Works With SREB to Develop High-Quality CT Courses (Richard Blais and Leslie Carson); (9) School-Based Enterprises: Student Work Is Real Work (Tom Anonson, Tammy Slaughter, Willie Morgan, and Chris Lay); (10) Mobile Learning Devices Make Assignments Meaningful for Students at a Career Center (Elliot Soloway, Nathan Freelander, Ronda Simpson, and Max Thomas); (11) Online Portfolios Allow Students to Organize and Showcase Their Work (Lisa Lobb); and (12) Tutoring With Skype: A High School Student's Dream (Ursula Martin).
Descriptors: Majors (Students), High Schools, Course Content, STEM Education, Middle School Students, High School Students, Career Development, College Preparation, Institutional Characteristics, Career Academies, Employment Qualifications, Arithmetic, Mathematics Instruction, Business, Government Role, Reading Skills, Career Education, Technical Education, Textbooks, Hands on Science, Disadvantaged Schools, Engineering Education, Problem Solving, Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Portfolios (Background Materials), Computer Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Tutoring
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), High Schools That Work (HSTW)