Why Science showcased its customizable learning system at the 2014 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference, held in Boston Massachusetts, April 3 – 6. Special thanks to the educators who visited the Why Science booth at the NSTA conference to test-drive the learning system and explore our suite of blended learning tools-learning modules and […]Continue Reading →
Walking into a classroom every day, motivating, inspiring, and yes, teaching children is certainly an endeavor worth celebrating!
For our part, we’d […]Continue Reading →
Words fail to capture the magnitude of heartache that has fallen over Connecticut due to the incomprehensible violence that came upon Sandy Hook Elementary School. The ripple effects of such destruction will be felt for generations to come. With heavy hearts, we extend our condolences to the Sandy Hook community. We also understand that […]Continue Reading →
Here in America we are asking some really hard questions regarding our education system, how we prioritize, how we fund and how we measure. America is not alone in asking these questions – every nation addresses all these issues when it comes to education. Around the world, enrollment in primary schools is soaring, as a result of population rise & efforts to put more kids in school by 2015. But quality is compromised in many countries that can’t get enough teachers into classrooms …Continue Reading →
New School Year. New Ideas.
The new school year is always an interesting time for consideration. As educators and education providers we know that education is a year round pursuit, but at the new year and the new school year we have these “self imposed” informal think periods. Budgets and calendar drive these moments. This is where we ask questions. We question how we are doing. We question how we are teaching. How we measuring. How we are performing.Continue Reading →
With the new school year right around the corner we put our list of 10 Fun Ideas together to serve as a launch pad that both teachers and parents could use to jump start the new school year. These ideas are all meant to encourage students to view STEM as being both fun and relevant […]Continue Reading →
Just last week President Obama announced a proposal to invest $1 Billion to “create a national Science, Math, Technology, and Engineering (STEM) Master Teacher Corps.” That sounds like a whole lot of STEM education!
Is money the entire solution to our STEM education shortfall? Probably not the entire solution, but a lack of funding […]Continue Reading →
STEM education is an extremely dynamic space these days. Perhaps it has to do with the economy? Maybe we are at the beginning of a “technology bloom?” Perhaps the renewed interest in STEM education is a result of new classroom teaching tools that are specifically effective for teaching core STEM subjects in our classroom? Or […]Continue Reading →
The Flipped Classroom model is certainly making waves within the hallways of our schools. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept of the Flipped Classroom, the basic premise is that we replace a more traditional lecture teaching format with one where we encourage our students to access learning materials externally via digital outlets and instead utilize classroom time for individual and small group more focused teaching based on real time needs.Continue Reading →