Teaching STEM with 21st Century Youth in Mind: The Connected Learning Approach

It’s 4pm. Do you know where your students are? If they are like the majority of American youth between the ages of 13-17, they are likely making, sharing, collaborating or playing with the aid of some form of socially connected technology. Should we dismiss this behavior as thoughtless, mind-numbing entertainment and self-indulgence? read more

Cultural Proficiency – A Continuing Journey

Cultural proficiency is defined as a mind-set, a worldview, a way a person or an organization makes assumptions for effectively describing, responding to, and planning for issues that arise in diverse environments. For some people, cultural proficiency is a paradigm shift from viewing cultural differences as problematic to learning how to interact effectively with other cultures. read more

NSTA Learning Center

What do you do if you’re asked to teach some science topic that you’re not really sure about? Do you go to the internet to try to find ideas? If yoNSTA 1u do find ideas, how do you know the science behind them is not critically flawed? NSTA has a resource to help you through those difficult times. They have created the NSTA Learning Center to help teachers insure their students get top notch, accurate information in their classrooms. read more

Eliminate the Paper Chase: Find Papers Fast

TWO PART ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEM keeping track of class assignments organizing assignments for grading. As a teacher do you cringe when a student asks, “What did I miss last Thursday?”?   Or do you dread the student’s statement, “I KNOW I turned that assignment in, YOU...

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Meet The Mentor

Meet The Mentor

Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle is an Associate Professor of Education at Arcadia University’s School of Education. She is the Director of the Master’s and Certificate programs, and the founding director of the Connected Learning certificate program. Baker-Doyle is the author The Networked Teacher: How New Teacher Build Social Networks for Professional Support (2011), and the forthcoming book, Transformative Teachers: Teacher Learning and Leadership in a Connected World (Harvard Education Press, In Press). She currently editing a book with co-author Dr. Susan Yoon entitled Networked By Design: Interventions for Teacher to Develop Social Capital (Routledge, Forthcoming 2018).

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