Jeff Charbonneau asks: What is your ‘What if?’

jeff-charbonneau

Jeff Charbonneau was named 2013 National Teacher of the Year for a reason. The man gets involved. In his small school in Zillah, Washington, a community of only 3,000 people, Charbonneau wears many hats. He’s the high school chemistry teacher. … Continue reading

5 visionary lessons from beyond the world of ed tech

Hubble telescope cropped 2

If education is to evolve to meet the needs of a digital world, we can’t afford to keep drinking from the same pool of ideas. Technologies and innovations from beyond the realm of academia — 3D printers and video games, … Continue reading

Want to engage girls in STEM? Be a role model and start them early!

Schools that want to improve learning outcomes for girls in science, technology, engineering and math classes may want to stop lecturing and start using active learning models. Engaging girls in STEM at an early age is essential to closing the gender divide, … Continue reading

A long and winding road for ed tech funding

Last week was full of twists and turns in the federal appropriations process. Senate appropriators began and then halted their consideration of the fiscal year 2015 Labor-HHS-Education bill, which funds programs in the Department of Education as well as the … Continue reading

Kentucky, West Virginia State of the State addresses focus on education, STEM

Continuing our summaries of state addresses, here are key education points from Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s addresses. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear vigorously argued for increased education funding in his Jan. 7 State of the … Continue reading

Turning a Teachable Moment into a Global Collaboration with Support from the HP Catalyst Initiative and ISTE

Posted by Leslie S. Conery, ISTE Deputy CEO Our online journey exploring the ways that schools around the world–with support from the HP Catalyst Initiative in partnership with ISTE–are implementing creative approaches to STEM education to transform teaching and learning … Continue reading