A few months ago, Expand ED Schools – a partner in the New York City STEM Education Network, released a new research brief reporting on the promising findings of the STEM Educators Academy, an ExpandED Schools initiative where classroom teachers and after-school educators engage in joint professional development at premiere science institutions and then work together back at their schools to teach maker-design projects that spark student interest and cultivate curiosity in STEM subjects. Recommendations of the report include:
- Encourage collaborative teaching methods to boost learning.
- Use data about what is and isn’t working to drive professional development.
- Build in adequate time for teaching teams to plan together. Read more