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STEM-How do we utilize the M?

STEM-How do we utilize the M?

STEM has become a focus for many different schools as we think about preparing students for future careers and the needed job market.  While teachers work together to design integrated units that include science, technology, engineering, and...

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Snow Day Science

Snow Day Science

Are you home with your kids during this dangerous cold snap?  Are you looking for things for them to do to keep them engaged and entertained and yet be encouraging their scientific thinking?  Try some of these...

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Van delivery cancelled the week of January 22-24

Van delivery cancelled the week of January 22-24

Due to inclement weather, dangerous wind chills and office closures, all Central Rivers AEA van delivery routes are canceled for the week of January 22-24. We will attempt to extend all media items, if possible, and resume...

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Technology in Math

Technology in Math

What do you think of when you hear technology in math?  Is it a calculator? Are there other tools used for computation?  There are many different ways to utilize technology in a math classroom. In order to...

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Let’s Talk Science

Let’s Talk Science

We know that student discourse and communication play a huge role in our science standards.  When you consider the science and engineering practices – many of them require that students engage in discourse.  “Asking questions and defining...

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Crosscutting Concepts – The “Lost” dimension

Crosscutting Concepts – The “Lost” dimension

Teachers are aware that the new science standards are three-dimensional in nature.  Each standard is made up of a disciplinary core idea, a science and engineering practice, and a crosscutting concept. The disciplinary core idea (DCI) is...

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Science and Literacy: Mentor texts

Science and Literacy: Mentor texts

Elementary teachers are likely familiar with the use of mentor texts with their students to help strength and deepen understanding within a variety of ELA standards.  But, have you considered how those same mentor texts can be...

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