Our STEAMMers' Universal NetworkS
      

         K-8th General STEAMM Tutorings/Playshops         
oursuns.com/1-833-236-3388
"Learners, Doers & Innovators of: Science. Technology. Engineering. Arts. Math. Medicine."

"Be Learners,Doers and Innovators of STEAMM!" 

Stem Jobs

STEM Jobs #DoWhatYouLove 

http://stemjobs.com/  

"We want more students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Pursue your passion, find a place in STEM and have a       career where you can do what you love."


STEM-Works - Science, Technology, Math & Engineering ...

stem-works.com
"The STEM-Works team developed a web portal 

that supports volunteers that are working in their  local communities to increase science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills in our nation's youth." 

Neuroscience For Kids 

faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html


"Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system."

Science Buddies
"Science Buddies mission is to help students from all walks of life to build their literacy in science and technology so they can become productive and engaged citizens in the 21st century."
Science for Kids - Fun Experiments, Cool Facts, Online ...
" Science Kids is the home of science & technology on the Internet for children around the world."

STEM Connector | Science Technology Engineering ...

                                                  http://www.stemconnector.org/

                                    "First-of-its-kind STEM Education Profile Directory" 

Edudemic - Education Technology Tips For Students And ...

www.edudemic.com/

                                       "the-50-best-sources-of-free-stem-education-on-line"                   

Welcome to Discovery Education 


Discovery Education on Livestream


Science Homework Help - Discovery Education


K-5 Science - Discovery Education


6-8 Science - Discovery Education


Science Supplemental - Discovery Education


High School Science - Discovery Education


Science - Discovery Education


Discovery Education Science Fair Central offers ideas for ... 


WebMath - Solve Your Math Problem


Discovery Education - YouTube



"Discovery Education offers free student resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to take a look at our interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic —and have fun too!"









NGS Kids Network @ nationalgeographic.com

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

"The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation."






Smithsonian Education - Welcome

Seriously Amazing | Smithsonian

http://www.si.edu/

" Shaping the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world."

Student Science-Science News for Students, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Student Science | Home to Science News for Students, Intel 

https://student.societyforscience.org/


"A Resource of the Society for Science & the Public.

Science News for Students."

Illuminations: Interactives



" Illuminations is a project designed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and supported by the Verizon Foundation. NCTM serves as a content partner for Thinkfinity, the Verizon Foundation's free online professional learning community, where Illuminations is the primary contributor of resources for teaching and learning mathematics for grades pre-K—12."

Discover Engineering | DiscoverE Engineering

http://www.discovere.org/

"We help mobilize, and support the engineering and technology volunteer communities to increase their collaborative footprint in K-12 education and celebrate with the public as it discovers the value of engineering education and careers."    

EngineerGirl - Homepage

http://www.engineergirl.org/

[email protected]



"Engineers...turn imagination into reality.  Shape the future.  Make a difference...The EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women."

Tomorrow's Engineers

Tomorrow's Engineers

Tomorrow's Engineers careers resources

www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/

"Tomorrow’s Engineers is more than a one stop shop for information and resources about the amazing careers  available in engineering. We also run a schools program to help inspire the next  generation of engineers."

13 Awesome STEAM Games, Apps, and Sites 


"STEAM Games, Apps, and Sites

When their forces combine, science, technology, engineering, art, and math  (STEAM) are a super group of essential subjects that lead to long lasting learning. Mix and match these picks to help students cultivate design sense and inventiveness, gain transferrable skills, and make cool, useful stuff." 

PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. 
A.D.A.M. Education
www.adameducation.com/

A.D.A.M. Education is the leader in innovative content and curriculum resources for teaching and learning about the human body and improving health literacy.

Professional Organizations

>>>Whole-Child Pedagogies

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

The Whole Child Initiative: Engaged - ASCD

"ASCD helps educators, families, community members, and policymakers move from a vision about educating the whole child to sustainable, collaborative action. Join us, and together we'll change the face of education policy and practice." 


>>>ScienceTechnologyEngineeringMathematics

Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM
" TIES, Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM education is the country's foremost innovator bringing STEM School design, STEM curriculum, and STEM instructional support to schools, districts, states and the federal government. TIES design teams work to create and build the finest STEM schools                                                                                          throughout the country."
STEMconnector.org | The One Stop Shop for STEM ...
www.stemconnector.org
" STEMconnector® is "The one-stop for STEM Information." With an innovative product-line, STEMconnector® works closely with corporations and other organizations to provide them with a set of tools and resources that support their corporate development, corporate structure and smart STEM investments."
National Education Association

NEA - Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

"The 10 Best STEM Resources

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Resources for pk-12."

>>>Science TEAMs

American Association for the Advancement of  Science

Enhancing Education | AAAS - The World's Largest General ...

                          

"The American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people."


Infographics Archive - 
KIDS DISCOVER
www.kidsdiscover.com/infographics/
The National Academies, Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering and Medicine





National-Academies.org 


http://www.nationalacademies.org/nrc/

http://www.nationalacademies.org/education/index.html

"Four organizations make up the Academies: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. Known collectively as the National Academies, our organization produces groundbreaking reports that have helped shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine."

National Geographic Education

"The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural  science, and the        promotion of environmental and historical  conservation."

The NEED Project
www.need.org
National Energy Education Development Project
"The mission of the NEED Project is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs. "

National Science Digital Library: NSDL.org


"The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines—both formal and informal, institutional and individual, in local, state, national, and international educational settings."

National Science Foundation

nsf.gov - National Science Foundation - 

US National ...


"NSF is the only federal agency whose mission support all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences. We are tasked with keeping the United States at the leading edge of discovery in areas from astronomy to zoology." 

National Science Teacher Associations

National Science Teachers Association


                             

"NSTA provides national and international leadership                             in science education by identifying the qualities and standards for good science education; these are set  forth in the form of position statements, which are used to support the improvement of science                                            education at all levels."

PlantingScience.org :
www.plantingscience.org/
"A learning community where scientists provide online mentorship to student teams as they design and think through their own inquiry projects. Engaging in the science process and becoming familiar with science practices enhances science learning. The ability to collaborate, discuss, and reflect with scientists and peers opens new doors to motivate students, and builds necessary pathways for 21st century skills."

SPIE - the international society for optics and photonics

spie.org/


"SPIE provides these educational resources to introduce the fascinating and rapidly expanding fields of optics and photonics into the classroom. Utilize this information to encourage a better understanding of these exciting fields."

Verizon Foundation & Thinkfinity - Science NetLinks
"The Verizon Foundation supports the work of Science NetLinks at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as that of its content partners—six of the nation's leading education and literacy organizations. Together they seek to improve student achievement in traditional classroom settings and beyond by providing thousands of free educational resources across various disciplines."

http://www.mineralseducationcoalition.org/

"SME advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development. SME's staff is located in Englewood, Colorado."

>>>STEArtsMM

National Endowment for the Arts arts.gov/
" The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation."
National Endowment for the Humanities: neh.gov
"The term 'humanities' includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life."
--National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, 1965, as amended

>>>STEAMathematicsM

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics


"The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through                    vision, leadership, professional development, and                                   research."  

PBS Public Broadcasting Service Learning

PBS LearningMedia

http://www.pbs.org/teachers/stem/

"Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Resources for Grades PK-12"

>>>STechnologyEAMM

edutech.com





Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

google.com/+Educatorstechnology

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/03/new-blooms-taxonomy-planning-kit-for.html

ISTE - International Society for Technology in Education 
www.iste.org/



The family of ISTE Standards works in concert to support students, educators and leaders with clear guidelines for the skills, knowledge and approaches they need to succeed in the digital age.
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association

EbD - International Technology and Engineering Educators 


                             

"The International Technology and Engineering                                       Educators Association (ITEEA) is the professional                                   organization for technology, innovation, design, and                                 engineering educators.  Our mission is to promote                                   technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and engineering and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in                    these pursuits."  

>>>STEngineeringAMM

TeachEngineering.org
https://www.teachengineering.org/

Engineering is a natural platform for the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content into K-12 classrooms, while sparking creativity amongst youth! Research around effective learning in K-12 classrooms demonstrates that an engineering approach to identifying and solving problems is valuable across all disciplines. The TeachEngineering digital library provides relevant, standards-based curricula from a range of engineering disciplines to bring engineering into the K-12 classroom for a single day, a unit, or even an entire course.
INSPIRE Students | NASA
"The NASA INSPIRE Online Learning Community is an engaging, virtual environment that provides unique educational opportunities. High school students from across the nation are able to interact with their peers 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the OLC, the centerpiece of the INSPIRE              project."

>>>STEAMMedicine

American Educational Research Association: Brain, Neurosciences and Educaiton Special Interest Group

American Educational Research Association

" The American Educational Research Association (AERA),  a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. "

Brain and Creativity Institute. ... Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI) 

dornsife.usc.edu/bci/

Antonio Damasio: The Brain - Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation...

MIT : Brain and Cognitive Sciences 
"MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences stands at the nexus of neuroscience, biology and psychology. We combine these disciplines to study specific aspects of the brain and mind including: vision, movement systems, learning and memory, neural and cognitive development, language and reasoning. Working collaboratively, we apply our expertise, tools, and techniques to address and answer both fundamental and universal questions about how the brain and mind work."
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
"The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives."
Society for Neuroscience
The Society for Neuroscience is the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. The Society for Neuroscience is committed to advancing the understanding of the brain and nervous system by creating venues where great science gets shared, providing professional development for neuroscience professionals, promoting public education and general education in neuroscience research, and informing legislators and other policymakers about new developments.

 UCSF Science & Health Education Partnership

biochemistry.ucsf.edu/.../sep
SEP LESSONS: Welcome
www.seplessons.org
"Initiated in 1987 by UC San Francisco professors Bruce Alberts and David Ramsey, the Science and Health Education Partnership (SEP) is recognized nationally and internationally as a model organization that promotes partnership between scientists and educators in support of high quality science education for K-12 students. For SEP, the primary meaning of partnership is mutual teaching and learning among partners."

Educator's Corner: 
Curriculums.   Pedagogies. Philosophies.  Practices.

NewAccountability
"Our current systems of accountability are not effectively driving improvement in our schools; neither are they a force for equity. In fact, there are very real instances of the current punishment model of accountability hurting kids, teachers and schools. To replace the current test-and-punish approach to educational accountability, we are advocating for a paradigm shift. We must move forward on developing support-and-improve models that are based on meaningful learning, professional capacity, and equitable and adequate resources. To this end, a document of principles has been created by a broad-based group of organizations fighting for change for our nation’s children."
P21 Framework for 21st Century Learning - The Partnership ...
"To serve as a catalyst to position 21st century readiness at the center of US K12 education by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and                                      government leaders."
Education Week American Education

"Our mission—to elevate awareness and understanding of important educational issues among professionals and the public—we seek and accept grant funding from the philanthropic community that reflects a similar commitment to improving K-12  education for all children."
ERIC - Education Resources Information Center
"The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the United States Department of Education. The mission of ERIC is to provide a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable, Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database of education research and information for educators, researchers, and the general public. Education research and information are essential to improving teaching, learning, and educational decision-making."
The Next Generation Science Standards | Next Generation 
www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards
"Next Generation Science Standards for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Workforce: Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards have been developed that are rich in content and practice and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally-benchmarked science education. The NGSS are based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council."


Jean Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development

"Jean Piaget’s prominent work is his theory on the four stages of cognitive development. He was one of the most influential researchers in the area of developmental psychology in the 20th century whose primary interest was in biological influences on how we come to know, and the developmental stages we move through as we acquire this ability (Singer & Revenson, 1997, p. 13).

Piaget (1973) believed that the child plays an active role in the growth of intelligence and learns by doing. He regarded the child as a philosopher who perceives the world only as he has experienced it. 


The theory of cognitive development focuses on mental processes such as perceiving, remembering, believing, and reasoning. Reasoning is the essence of intelligence, and reasoning is what Piaget studied in order to discover “how we come to know” (Singer & Revenson, 1997, p. 13). Piaget believed that cognitive development is cumulative; that is, understanding a new experience grows out of a previous learning experience."

Teaching Innovation and Pedagogical Support

http://tips.uark.edu/using-blooms-taxonomy/

"Bloom's taxonomy refers to a classification of the different objectives that educators set for students (learning objectives). It divides educational objectives into three "domains":cognitive, affective, and psychomotor (sometimes loosely described as "knowing/head", "feeling/heart" and "doing/hands" respectively). Within the domains, learning at the higher levels is dependent on having attained prerequisite knowledge and skills at lower levels.[2] A goal of Bloom's taxonomy is to motivate educators to focus on all three domains, creating a more holistic form of education.[1]"

Danielson Group
danielsongroup.org
"The Danielson Group seeks to advance the understanding and application of Charlotte Danielson’s concepts in the educational community, connect them to other areas of knowledge, and enhance the professional practices of educators to positively impact student learning."
The Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model
"Learning Sciences Marzano Center promotes excellence in public education by providing and developing next-generation teacher and leadership evaluation tools and training. "

Educational
Reformers, Revolutionists & Radicals

Johann Pestalozzi (1746-1827)

Swiss pedagogue and educational reformer 


Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi - Wikipedia

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi - International Bureau of Education

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi  | Open Library






"Learning by head, hand and heart.”