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September 6, 2016

Staff Pick: Genetics

The staff pick for this blog comes from Jon Ownby, one of NICERC’s Curriculum Development Specialists. As a teacher, one of my favorite modules was the Genetics module from the STEM Explore, Discover, Apply (STEM EDA) curriculum. My students sometimes struggled with the concepts of heredity, cell division, parts of a […]
August 1, 2016

Staff Pick: Coding with Scratch

The staff pick for this blog comes from Josh Coriell, one of NICERC’s Curriculum Development Specialists. Programming using the Scratch platform developed by MIT is the primary focus of the Discover Coding module in our STEM EDA curricula. In this module, the students learn programming fundamentals, how to use Scratch, and […]
July 18, 2016

Cybersecurity Current Events in the Classroom

This blog post comes from Dr. Chuck Gardner, one of NICERC’s Curriculum Development Specialists. Bookmark www.nextgov.com for quick current events links. When I first started teaching cyber at the New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy, I was transferring from algebra and geometry classrooms, and I had a business background. As […]
July 5, 2016

Staff Pick: Apply Catapults

The staff pick for this blog comes from Dr. Krystal Corbett, NICERC’s Director of Curricula. One of the first modules I created for the STEM Explore, Discover, Apply curriculum was the Apply Catapult module. This module also happens to be one of my favorites! Given my background in mechanical engineering, […]