The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) helps teachers prepare students for successful lives by showing teachers how to use Project Based Learning in all grade levels and subject areas. An interview with a member of BIE’s National Faculty and veteran high school math teacher, highlights the importance of utilizing Project Based Learning in math classes in this interview.
This website offers free 10-minute classroom videos—co-developed by educators, employers, and our experts—engage students in authentic math problem solving through STEM skills video challenges. The videos are directly connected to your curriculum- and allow students to learn how real challenges are addressed in business, government, nonprofits, and academic institutions.
Included here are strategies designed to support students’ active learning in a variety of contexts: lecture; tutorial/seminar; and team- or group-based learning. Whether you are using a Spark 101 video or implementing your own active learning strategy, this link provides tips and examples on how to do so.
The “flipped” approach to teaching has become particularly attractive because of the availability of internet resources including audio and video on virtually any subject. This short read provides a balanced look at the pluses and minuses of the flipped classroom.
From respected voices in STEM education comes an innovative lesson planning approach to help turn students into problem solvers: lesson imaging. In this approach, teachers anticipate how chosen activities will unfold in real time—what solutions, questions, and misconceptions students might have and how teachers can promote deeper reasoning.