Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

Taylor Ryan on Episode 577

Lots of things are labeled “STEM” these days but many of them are just rote instructions for students to follow. Is this truly STEM learning? Taylor Ryan is STEM coordinator for his school as they work to integrate STEM into every class. He shares what he’s learned about true STEM learning in the past year in this role. Hear about STEM from the trenches of a school that is doing it.

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Listen to Taylor Ryan talk about authentic STEM Learning Experiences

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Challenge

Have conversations about the STEM learning at your school. Is it authentic STEM learning? What could you apply from this podcast in terms of longer-term or shorter projects? How about cross-curricular?

Taylor Ryan – Bio As Submitted

Taylor is a teacher and STEM Officer at Fulford Academy, a private school in Brockville, Ontario.

School Website: https://fulfordacademy.com/

 

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