• Coding and Robotics

    THE S.T.E.A.M. INITIATIVE — New Community For Children

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    They found that students not often saw the worth of understanding the concepts behind designs. Based mostly on scholar investigation and hands-on initiatives, inquiry-based studying is a teaching method that casts a trainer as a supportive determine who provides guidance and help for students throughout their learning course of, fairly than a sole authority determine.

    However contemporary teaching methods largely contain the active participation of the learners – the students are made to learn through experimenting, self-research, and expertise. The STEAM-RGT support program exists to assist teachers’ self-guided skilled growth by facilitating instructor teams’ work as learning communities (Jho et al., 2016 ). KOFAC requires STEAM-RGT functions and supplies these chosen with monetary help for attending meetings, and for materials to implement STEAM classes with.

    This document contains progressions of studying for each self-discipline, connections to the Framework for Okay-12 Science Education, and content material support for each standard in grades Ok-8, biology, chemistry, and physics. From those who educate kindergarteners about colours and shapes to those who instruct excessive schoolers about literature and writing, lecturers prepare younger folks to achieve their objectives.

    Treehouse is best for companies and instructors searching for an reasonably priced and simple-to-use platform to teach and sell on-line courses. Great lecturers spend endless hours exterior of the classroom getting ready, designing lessons, learning extra (both about their subject material particularly and the right way to educate, basically), participating in professional growth, and pondering of fresh and attention-grabbing ways to reach the students.

    We constantly evaluate ourselves, based on the efficiency of graduates of the Teachers Faculty. Of these, 160 addressed student studying from STEAM classes empirically. It makes on-line course creation simple and straightforward to promote your learning merchandise. Edpuzzle also reinforces scholar accountability by allowing teachers to verify if college students are watching the movies, what number of instances they’ve watched each part, and in the event that they’re understanding the content material.

    Creating an environment the place people can work with each other, cooperate and studying is crucial. For self-motivated learners, these programs might be a superb strategy to get the coaching they need. Since 2012, STEAM teaching and learning supplies development tasks are funded to supply lecturers with proof-based efficient STEAM curricular materials. I continue to be taught new methods to create material to teach my students digitally that can encourage them to participate and be taught the fabric.

  • Lenore Croudy Family Life Center, mobile learning lab unveiled at Mott Community College
    College Guidance and Counseling

    Lenore Croudy Family Life Center, mobile learning lab unveiled at Mott Community College

    FLINT, MI — Lenore Croudy often called those closest to her a “lifetime friend.” That designation came with a commitment to support her in efforts to better her community.

    Those who remain friends of Croudy after her death in 2017 remembered her as a community leader, activist and longest-serving member of the Mott Community College Board of Trustees.

    And today, those lifetime friends announced a new dedication in her honor — the Lenore Croudy Family Life Center.

    Mott Community College unveiled the Lenore Croudy Family Life Center that will serve as a resource hub for everyone in the MCC community. The wraparound family service center features Mott Eats, a free food pantry; Ellen’s Closet, where students can get free professional clothing; family counselors and substance abuse counselors.

    It’s a “safe space” for students to study and alleviates barriers that many students face in Flint, like transportation, access to free food, family counseling and emotional support, student Samantha Bayne said.

    “The center and its resources have been a lifesaver, personally,” Bayne said. “I used the Mott Eats program that was a great help when I wasn’t able to afford groceries. … I was able to use Cares Act funding when my car broke down and I couldn’t attend classes or my job. ”

    MCC President Beverly Walker-Griffea called the newest addition to campus a “physical embodiment” of what the college stands for.

    “This is not just a building,” she said. “This is the latest manifestation of out commitment to be a place of purpose and possibility.”

    The center also houses the college’s revamped early childhood center, supported by a $3 million donation from the Charles Steward Mott Foundation.

    This was the perfect way to celebrate Croudy’s everlasting commitment to the community, Walker-Griffea said.

    “A place of high purpose and endless possibilities. A place where no student is left on their own. A place where love, direction and guidance can be found in abundance,” Walker-Griffea said. “A place named after a pioneering woman of color who’s leadership and legacy live on in our community — the Lenore Family Life Center.”

    The center opened for on-campus staff and students about nine months ago, MCC Communications Specialist Dawn Hibbard said, but an official ribbon-cutting couldn’t take place due to COVID-19 gathering regulations.

    Renovations to the center, which formerly housed the Woodside Church, took about a year and a half to conduct prior to opening.

    MCC Mobile Learning Lab

    In addition to the Lenore Croudy Family Life Center, Mott Community College unveiled a Mobile Learning Lab with capabilities to meet students where they are to secure engineering certificates and explore career fields.

    The mobile learning lab, which fits on a semi-trailer, expands to nearly 1,000 square feet when set up for classrooms. The lab houses robotics training, augmented reality welding programs, a 3D printer and classroom section with laptops. It can be outfitted for multiple different programs to accommodate where it is visiting.

    The lab will make visits to local schools, manufacturers, job sites, jails and other career-related events to help members of the community earn information technology certificates, certificates in machine operation and advanced welding certificates.

    Paul Lafia, a retired physician in Genesee County, brought the idea to the table years ago and helped bring one of the few mobile learning labs in the nation to Mott Community College.

    “There’s only one thing that will improve people’s lives. That is acquiring a skillset that allows them to function in the 21st century,” Lafia said. “This is a state-of-the-art facility that will allow young and old people to increase their skills and get jobs in advanced manufacturing.”

    Walker-Griffea described the mobile learning lab as a modernized book mobile that will reach out in the community to remove barriers to furthering education.

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  • Pathways of Promise: California’s Community Colleges Partner With HBCUs, Opening More Higher Learning Options for Students
    College Guidance and Counseling

    Pathways of Promise: California’s Community Colleges Partner With HBCUs, Opening More Higher Learning Options for Students

    When she was 18 years old, Ayeisha Gipson wasn’t sure college was the right move for her. She was apathetic about school, despite her mother’s passionate urging that she matriculate to a university. Gipson enrolled at San Diego City College to appease her mother, but she didn’t really know what she wanted to pursue. She thought becoming a radio DJ might be fun.

    So, in 2009, Gipson met with a counselor at San Diego City College ­— but it was an unfortunate encounter. Instead of receiving guidance, she received discouragement. The counselor told her a radio jockey job was unattainable for a Black woman.

    Gipson does not remember the name of the counselor whom she met with that day — and he no longer works at San Diego City College — but she does know that her relationship with higher education went downhill from there. It wasn’t until 2015 that she felt compelled to try school again. 

    Ayeisha Gipson earned an associate degree from San Diego City College and a bachelor’s degree from Grambling State University. Gipson will begin studying for her master’s degree at Teacher’s College of Columbia University this fall.Ayeisha Gipson earned an associate degree from San Diego City College and a bachelor’s degree from Grambling State University. Gipson will begin studying for her master’s degree at Teacher’s College of Columbia University this fall.“I finally said, ‘I want better for me,’” said Gipson.

    She returned to San Diego City College. And she found that something important had occurred during the six years of her absence.

    In 2010, California law established a direct transfer agreement between its community colleges and four-year state schools, like California State or University of California system universities. The legislation allowed for the California Community Colleges (CCC) to create a separate degree path called an Associate for Transfer Degree that guaranteed transfer for students with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. In theory, students spend two years at community college and two years at a four-year institution, graduating with both an associate and bachelor’s degree.

    Bob Quinn, a specialist at the CCC chancellor’s office, says he could see that “the students most impacted and made successful by this [new agreement] would be those with lower transfer success rate within our system. Of the students that have indicated an intent to transfer, only 40% do it. For our Black students who indicate intent to transfer, the number is only 35%.”

    Black students make up about 6% of the CCC student population, but Quinn says it “made sense” to lift these students. He started looking nationwide for partnerships and realized there was great potential in historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

    In 2013, Quinn drafted a proposal to the California government, and it was approved. From that moment on, HBCUs were invited to join the California Community Colleges Transfer Guarantee Agreement to Historically Black Colleges & Universities. By 2015, it was approved, and nine HBCUs had already signed on.

    For Gipson, that partnership opened a doorway she had never been able to see herself walking through. Even though she hadn’t always been sure about going to college, there was something special about the idea of going to an HBCU. She transferred from San Diego City College to Grambling State University in Louisiana, a place and experience she called “a Black utopia of unity.”

    There are no HBCUs in the state of California. Any student wishing to attend one must contemplate out-of-state tuition costs and the prospect of moving across the country, potentially leaving them unsupported. The CCC transfer program aims to change that. 

    “The matriculation for students can be challenging — just the stress of moving far away and in addition to the culture shock, this is tough for anyone, let alone a 20-year-old,” says Quinn.

    The CCC Transfer Agreement now has 39 participating HBCUs with room for plenty more, Quinn says. 

    Most students who enter a community college with the intent to transfer don’t. According to data collected by the General Accounting Office, students lose about 13 credits, or 43% of their earned college credits when transferring. Direct transfer agreements look to side-step that issue, creating alignment between the courses taken at a two-year institution and the required courses at a participating four-year college.

    What can be even more difficult, according to the Community College Research Center, is tracking the progress of transfer students. Some students wish to be independent and choose not to engage with the counseling office to transfer, which can make providing support difficult. That’s why Quinn and the CCC partnered with National Student Clearinghouse to find the best ways to assess their success.

    Students meet with HBCU representatives at a career fair. Each fall, California Community Colleges and HBCUs partner for a road trip up and down California’s coast to spread the word about their opportunities.Students meet with HBCU representatives at a career fair. Each fall, California Community Colleges and HBCUs partner for a road trip up and down California’s coast to spread the word about their opportunities.“One thing we did find is that the persistence [at HBCUs] was really good one year after. Analysis of last year’s [transfer class] was 86% persistence. That was a really good number to see,” says Quinn.

    Despite the CCC and HBCU efforts to connect with as many students and institutions as they can, some still don’t know the opportunity exists. California has recently increased grant funding for the transfer partnership, and Quinn is hoping to use the money to spread the word about this opportunity across the state of California, and maybe across the nation, about the successes of their students. Some 400 at least have matriculated to an HBCU thanks to the agreement.

    The project is helmed at El Camino Community College in Los Angeles by Dr. Arynn Auzout Settle. She is now the project director for the CCC/HBCU transfer agreement, but she started as the relationship coordinator, building connections with HBCUs across the country and following up with her students, making sure they have connections on their chosen HBCU campus. Working on this project helped to open students’ and counselors’ eyes to HBCUs, Settle says, “even though these campuses have been in existence for 100 plus years.” 

    Settle is an HBCU graduate herself, just like her mother before her. Settle was born in Los Angeles and was, at first, hesitant to cross multiple state lines to follow in her mother’s footsteps, but she decided to attend Fisk University in Tennessee. Even though she was far away from home, conquering her hesitancy was worth it “to know you’re going into a space that is welcoming, nurturing, fully accepting of who you are and what you bring.”

    Settle’s time at Fisk “was an amazing, life changing experience, and when I share my journey with students, staff, counselors, they’re able to connect with that,” she says. She utilizes her background in psychology as she meets with her HBCU transfer students, asking them deep questions and encouraging them to think hard about what environments they feel most able to thrive in.

    Finding the right fit

    Students are encouraged to apply to multiple HBCUs and California state schools so they’re best able to compare offers and scholarships. Settle and her counselors help students with the trickier aspects of FAFSA or scholarship applications to make sure their students can get the best offer. Regardless of what scholarship might be presented, however, the students are guaranteed admission. 

    Those California students who move to Louisiana, Texas and Georgia will find a strong Californian community already there waiting for them, says Settle, as a large number of CCC’s transfer students choose to attend Clark Atlanta University, Grambling State University and Texas Southern University (TSU).

    Dr. Brian Armstong, the executive director of outreach services for TSU in Houston, Texas, says that part of that reason so many Californians come to Texas is because the climates are very similar; students don’t have to deal with hard winters in Texas or California. 

    “We are one of the closest HBCUs to California, so they don’t have to go too far,” says Armstong. “And we’re in a big international city.”

    TSU engages with several transfer partnerships in the state of Texas. But, says Armstrong, one of the best things about the CCC agreement is its simplicity. Instead of having to manage each individual community college relationship, there’s one simplified process for all of California’s community colleges. 

    The first nine HBCUs to sign with CCC jokingly called themselves “the divine nine,” says Quinn, a reference to the divine nine Black sororities and fraternities. Dillard University in New Orleans was one of those original nine. Its president, Dr. Walter Kimbrough, says that making the decision to sign the agreement was easy.

    “California [enrollment] is always number one or number two for out of state,” says Kimbrough.

    One reason for Dillard’s large number of out-of-state students is the migration patterns out of the deep South during Jim Crow. 

    “You had a lot of African Americans in the 1930s and 1940s who went to school in the South. When they graduated though, they couldn’t get jobs. So, they went north, and they went west,” says Kimbrough. “ … A number of [CCC transfer] students have come through, particularly those interested in our pre-law program [and] are now going to law school. That might be the purest pipeline for those students.”

    Jesus Murillo used his transfer opportunity as a ladder. He went from working on the weekends in the walnut fields of Visalia, California, and making $20 a bucket, to the College of the Sequoias, to Fisk University in Nashville and now to Harvard. Originally, he had envisioned himself at UC Berkeley, and in fact had already utilized his Associate for Transfer Degree to gain admission there, when he happened to stop at a college fair on campus. There, he met two Black men in “three-piece suits” representing Fisk University. They offered him a full ride, and Murillo accepted: “I told them, ‘You gave me this amazing opportunity. I promise I won’t squander it.’”

    Murillo went on to re-establish the NAACP charter at Fisk University, earning it the award for most active branch in Tennessee. Murillo directly cites the support he received from Fisk’s faculty as being the thing that pushed him toward success — his professors not only knew his ambitions to enact social change, but they also knew his personality. They were able to guide him in applying to Harvard, where he is now attending divinity school.

    Toenisha Hudson is photographed in front of the president’s office at Dillard University. Hudson, not interviewed for this article, has participated in the debate and mock trials held by Dillard University.Toenisha Hudson is photographed in front of the president’s office at Dillard University. Hudson, not interviewed for this article, has participated in the debate and mock trials held by Dillard University.Brandon Aninipot is a senior at TSU — he’ll be graduating in December 2021. When he started at TSU, Hurricane Harvey was approaching, which devastated the Houston area with flooding. The latter half of his time at TSU has been marked by COVID-19. Yet in spite of these experiences, Aninipot says he “loves, loves” TSU.

    Going to a community college before transferring to an HBCU was, what he called, one of the best decisions of his life. When he graduated high school, he says he wasn’t sure yet what he wanted to do with his life, and he lacked the maturity that he has now. Plus, he says, if he hadn’t gone to a community college first, he would never have known what an HBCU was.

    “My father is Filipino, my mother is Jamaican, so I struggled with my identity growing up,” says Aninipot. “When I went to TSU, I realized that there are people just like me. It made me more comfortable with myself and my skin, with myself in general. It really taught me I can be myself; I can thrive.”

    Settle and Quinn say that they hope, as the transfer agreement continues to be successful, more HBCUs will sign on to join them. Settle and Quinn want to spread the word to more high schools, more counselors and more students. Settle runs an annual caravan with several HBCUs; she and participating HBCU representatives pile into a chartered bus and travel down the coastline of California, visiting college fairs and high schools.

    Ayeisha Gipson knows just how important the connection can be between counselor and student. It stopped her from truly trying to succeed at college; now, good counseling from Settle and other mentors has propelled her all the way to Columbia Teacher’s College. She will start earning her master’s degree there in the fall, working to become a counselor.

    Gipson says she will make sure that students never have the negative counseling experience she experienced but instead feel as supported as she did during her time at Grambling State University.

    “I don’t think I’d have been able to do this without the transfer agreement,” she says. “I wanted the Black college experience. It was the best decision I ever made as an adult, best decision ever. Changed my life for the better.”   

    This article originally appeared in the August 19, 2021 edition of Diverse. Read it here.

  • Bilingual Education

    Urban Community For Upgrading STEAM Expertise And Increasing Jobs Added

    STEAM applications add artwork to STEM curriculum by drawing on design ideas and inspiring artistic options. Out of all of the journey destinations listed right here, you’ll be able to plan an executable itinerary for a vacation tour or book a tour package during any time of the 12 months. The uncover that we acquired, with any personally figuring out information eradicated, may be posted on-line by a service usually known as Chilling Results at We do this in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

    Collaborative studying happens when students work in small teams and everybody participates in a learning job. Responses from a complete of 705 academics from 252 elementary and secondary STEAM schools have been analyzed. Community with and study from the experiences of other academics all over the world. We’re prepared to help you shortly transition your team online to make sure they get the very best-in-class skilled studying they need.

    At present, ICASE is an enormous community of science trainer associations, establishments, foundations and firms, working collectively to promote science and technology training all over the world. The Laptop computer Technology (CT) program has been developed to offer teaching within the ideas underlying the design of present laptop computer methods.

    Sustain-to-date and relevant in your legal abilities with our additional education courses for trainee and qualified attorneys. Saturating students with STEM lessons with out accounting for engagement or curiosity has led to some stagnant positive aspects in recent years. See also: Curriculum, School; Elementary Training, subentries on Current Tendencies, Historical past of; Nationwide Science Lecturers Association; Science Education, subentry on Preparation of Teachers; Science Learning; Secondary Training, subentries on Present Tendencies, Historical past of; Technology in Schooling, subentry on Faculty.

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    STEAM at Flintridge Preparatory School engages college students and college in iterative design, student-driven discovery and interdisciplinary innovation by offering the instruments to tinker and discover, empowering students to forge creative solutions to actual-world issues both out and in of the classroom through an integration of science, know-how, engineering, art and math.

    National spending for improving college science applications and the preparation of science academics were made a precedence in the Nationwide Science Basis (NSF). It sets out to elucidate how schooling coverage is without doubt one of the largest problems with our time, and the way it affects young folks as we speak. School Professors and Their Affect on Students.