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Atkinson, Robert D. – NCSSS Journal, 2016
Given the promise that artificial intelligence (AI) holds for economic growth and societal advancement, it is critical that policymakers not only avoid retarding the progress of AI innovation, but also actively support its further development and use. This report provides a primer on artificial intelligence and debunks five prevailing myths that,…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Misconceptions, Innovation, Technological Advancement
Feigel, Kristen A. – NCSSS Journal, 2016
Kristen Feigel is a sophomore at Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH, where she is preparing to teach secondary theater and English. When first asked if she wanted an opportunity to shadow a few teachers at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), she answered "Yes, absolutely!" Here she details experiences, surprises,…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teaching Experience, Learning Experience, Mathematics Teachers
Roberts, Julia Link – NCSSS Journal, 2015
How do schools with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fit in with state goals to increase innovation and to boost the economy? This article briefly discusses how educators can encourage creativity and innovation.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Innovation, Creativity, Teaching Methods
Choe, Jeong V. – NCSSS Journal, 2015
I have developed a new teaching and learning model called AAAW, which stand for Analyze, Acquire, Apply and Write. This model grows from action research and unique experience in teaching a biochemistry course to high school students who are talented in math and science. In this model, students first "Analyze" lab data to generate…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Writing Instruction
Bonds, Crystal – NCSSSMST Journal, 2014
Crystal Bonds is Principal at The High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College, New York, NY. During her three years as a new principal at one of New York City's eight specialized high schools, she found herself constantly wrestling with two challenges: (1) Maintaining the school's high academic standards; and (2) protecting the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Special Schools, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs
Roberts, Julia Link – NCSSSMST Journal, 2014
Currently, the U.S. is not stacking up in educating students in STEM disciplines. "America lags in providing top-level schooling in STEM fields…, and this may jeopardize future economic growth, job creation, and international competitiveness" (Smarick, 2013, p. 12). International assessments of student performance, including the Program…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Diversity, Science Achievement, Achievement Gap
Roberts, Julia Link – NCSSSMST Journal, 2012
Advocating for advanced learning or talent development in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is both timely and very important. It is very important to speak out on behalf of talent development as the future of society depends on providing opportunities for developing talent to optimum levels. Some basic questions can set an…
Descriptors: Talent, Advocacy, Talent Development, STEM Education
Lindeman, Cheryl A. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2012
Teaching and learning in the information age can be stressful. It seems only yesterday teachers were trying to imagine what the information age would be like. Now their brains are bombarded by billions of words every time they perform a "Google Search." There is a calm to the chaos when teachers focus on the foundation of their profession. Their…
Descriptors: Evidence, Instructional Design, Biotechnology, Teaching Methods
Roberts, Julia Link – NCSSSMST Journal, 2011
Innovation fuels the economy by creating jobs rather than just filling them. Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (2009) says that innovation is (1) "the introduction of something new" and (2) "a new idea, method, or device." "Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators: Identifying and Developing Our Nation's Human Capital" (2010)…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Talent, Innovation, Talent Development
Lindeman, Cheryl A. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2011
The challenge for those who are working with talented STEM students is to engage them with like-minded science leaders through direct contact and by using meaningful web resources. The author discovered new web resources by attending a workshop and by reading an alumni magazine. She introduced both web resources to her senior classes and…
Descriptors: Talent, STEM Education, Internet, Teaching Methods
Joseph, Thomas – NCSSSMST Journal, 2011
In an evening seminar held in the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) auditorium, Lisa Anderson-Shaw, Director of Clinical Ethics Consulting Service at the University of Illinois Medial Center, posed a scenario that inspired a thirty-minute discussion of contemporary bioethics, during which speaker and students untangled issues of patient…
Descriptors: Ethics, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Seminars
Gott, Tim – NCSSSMST Journal, 2011
As Director of the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky for the past four and a half years, the author has had the distinct pleasure of leading an amazing group of students and staff in a residential program for high school juniors and seniors interested in advanced STEM careers. The years he has at the Gatton Academy…
Descriptors: High Schools, Residential Programs, Residential Schools, High School Students
Hutchison, Donna; Warshaw, Steve – NCSSSMST Journal, 2011
Recognizing the potential of talented students, dedicated educators, and innovative leaders, NCSSSMST and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, convened a Roundtable for NCSSSMST STEM Leaders at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina on April 28-29, 2011. The product of the Roundtable will be a blueprint for STEM research in high schools that…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Talent, Educational Innovation, STEM Education
Kaser, Joyce S. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
Based on the data gathered and the interviews with administrators, the author makes the following suggestions. These twelve recommendations are targeted primarily toward educators wanting to strengthen their own mathematics and science offerings, possibly by establishing a school-within-a school or launching a charter school. The recommendations…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Charter Schools, Science Programs, Mathematics Achievement
Garofalo, Joe; Kitchell, Barbara Ann – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
The process of borrowing money can be intimidating to some people. Many feel at the mercy of a loan officer and just accept terms and amounts at face value. A graphing calculator, or spreadsheet, with appropriate knowledge of how to use it, can be an empowering tool to help create a more equitable situation or circumstance. Given the proper…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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