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Six Characteristics of Great STEM Lesson

A great outline of how to prepare the perfect STEM lesson for your classroom.

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Tagged as Teachers | Educators | Educational Resources Updated on May 03, 2015

Teach Iowa Scholars Program

The Teach Iowa Scholar Program provides qualified first-year Iowa teachers with awards of up to $4,000 a year, for a maximum of five years, for teaching in Iowa schools in designated shortage areas.

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Tagged as Teachers | Educators | Educational Resources Updated on May 05, 2015

A Parent's Guide for Getting Girls Into STEM Careers

Keep in mind that STEM careers can be mistakenly thought of as boring or not feminine or female-friendly. It's important to expose girls to as much as possible. This list breaks down activities and resources by age, targeted at bringing more girls into the world of STEM.

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Tagged as Teachers | Educators | Educational Resources | Parent Resources | Parents Updated on May 18, 2015

Ten most popular free online courses of 2014

Class Central list the top ten most popular online courses of 2014 that you can take for free.

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Tagged as Teachers | Educators | Educational Resources | School | Parent Resources | Students | Parents Updated on Jun 18, 2015

Online Computer Engineering Degrees

Whatever computer engineering degree they choose, students have three different learning modes to explore. Campus-based programs require students to spend a majority of their “learning hours” in the classroom working with peers and professors. Online programs use a completely remote model in which assignments can be submitted over the web. Students interact with others through chat platforms and converse with professors via email. Hybrid programs serve as the third option. They incorporate web-based coursework with campus-based elements such as lab activities.

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Tagged as Teachers | Colleges | Educators | Educational Resources | Schools | Parent Resources | Students | Parents Updated on Jan 08, 2016

CyberDegrees.org

Like it or tolerate it, a life spent defending the digital world from cyber attacks begins with a degree. In addition to creating a guide to choosing a cyber security degree, we’ve scoured the country for reputable programs.

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Tagged as Teachers | Colleges | Community Colleges | Students | Parents Updated on Feb 10, 2016

Active Learners IA

 Located in Coralville, Active Learners is a place-based STEAM enrichment program for all ages. Their mission is to immerse children in the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics through fun, hands-on, high quality curriculum and activities at a variety of locations.

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Tagged as Teachers | STEM Opportunities | School Updated on May 08, 2018

Belin-Blank Center

Hosted at the University of Iowa, Belin-Blank Center focuses on the educational community and STEM programming for elementary to high school students.

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Tagged as Grants | Universities | Teachers | Educational Resources | Parent Resources Updated on May 08, 2018

Des Moines Botanical Gardens

Located in Des Moines, the Botanical Garden engages students in fun, hands-on learning while exploring plants and growing their science skills. They offer interdisciplinary tours and programs aligned with Iowa Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and local curricula for grades pre-K to high school.

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Tagged as Teachers | Educators | Educational Resources | Students | Parents Updated on May 09, 2018

Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation

IALF serves as a central resource for educators and volunteers who want to teach Iowa’s students about agriculture. As leading producer of ag products, it is important for all Iowans to understand the essential role agriculture has in their lives.

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Tagged as Teachers | Educational Resources Updated on May 09, 2018