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Interestingly, this just came through my Facebook feeds. It's really worth
the time to watch the whole thing.
http://vimeo.com/98760774


On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 12:58 PM, Elizabeth McCarthy <
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> I like what you're saying Joanne, stay on your soapbox! STE*A*M is a more
> accurate picture of the innovative and creative approach to real world
> problem solving. http://www.edutopia.org/stem-to-steam-resources
>
> *Elizabeth McCarthy, MAT*
> *Digital Learning SpecialistGoogle Education Trainer*
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> <https://www.google.com/+ElizabethMcCarthy>
>
>
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 12:20 PM, Shirley Ferguson <
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>
>> Joanne,
>> I'm totally there with you!!
>>
>> Shirley
>>
>> Believe in what we are able to do together.
>>
>> Shirley Ferguson, PhD
>> Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Technology
>> Integration
>> Orange Windsor Supervisory Union
>> 3590 VT Route 14
>> South Royalton, VT 05068
>> 802-763-8840 ext.114
>> 802-763-3235 fax
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 11:54 AM, Joanne Finnegan <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> As a former math and computer science teacher, I love the fact that STEM
>>> is once, again, a focus. Yes, I've been around long enough to see that
>>> pendulum swing back and forth a few times. However, I hope that the arts
>>> will not be left out. It has been proven that early music instruction
>>> improves math scores. There are so many ways math skills, especially
>>> fractions, can be taught with music connections. Geometry? The connections
>>> with nature and art are simply amazing. When I taught computer programming
>>> many of my students got more interested and excited when they could choose
>>> a programming project that could include an artistic outcome. Websites or
>>> tools created by people without artistic skills? Boring! Companies are
>>> looking for well-rounded individuals to fill their engineering positions,
>>> not just math/science skills. Please, let's focus on STEAM in Vermont, not
>>> just STEM.
>>>
>>> Off my soapbox!
>>>
>>> Joanne
>>>
>>> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 10:16 AM, David Wells <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi folks,
>>>>
>>>> I am looking for examples of elementary schools with a STEM focus.  Any
>>>> ideas about schools that are knocking it out of the park?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> David
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> 21st Century Learner and Leader
>>>> Vermont School Principal
>>>> VITA-Learn (ISTE Affiliate) Board Member
>>>>
>>>> principalwells.wordpress.com
>>>> 802-661-4049
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>>>>
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>>> 42 years in education and still love to learn!
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Joanne Finnegan
Semi-retired Technology Integrationist
Former math and computer programming teacher
42 years in education and still love to learn!