Videos Connecting Math and Science to the Real World
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed BLOSSOMS (Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies) to help students engage in a meaningful way with STEM subjects. BLOSSOMS uses freevideosegments to build on math and science fundamentals by relating abstract concepts to the real world. Educators and professionals contribute their knowledge and learning to an open database that anyone can access. Every 50-minute lesson is a complete resource that includes video segments, a teacher’s guide, downloadable handouts, and a list of additional online resources relevant to the topic. BLOSSOMS uses a “teaching duet pedagogy” model, in which a teacher will help students solve problems before passing the baton to another teacher for a brief video lesson.
Collaboration online can be daunting, especially when you are tasked with learning how to use new technology tools while at the same time continuing to support student learning, safety and well-being. But there are effective ways to bring some of the more traditional strategies you may be familiar with to the online classroom…
First Book, in partnership with the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), has created the 2020–2021 Diversity in STEM Calendar, a free tool designed to help educators bring amazing moments of innovation to life and showcase the incredible contributions of diverse STEM pioneers with children across the country.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a nongovernmental organization headquartered at the Bronx Zoo in New York City, aims to conserve the world’s largest wild places in 14 priority regions. WCS presents Field Sight brings the pioneering work of the Wildlife Conservation Society to the classroom.