June 2024
TERC Talks
STEM education insights and resources for educators
Programs & Materials Highlights
Our forward-thinking and groundbreaking research projects often result in insightful and inspiring learning materials, many for free.
Storytelling Math Lesson Plan

What it is: STEM teacher, Jenny Diaz, has taken the Storytelling Math book "The Animals Would Not Sleep" by Sara Levine to the next level with an innovative engineering design challenge. In this project, Mrs. Diaz’s Kindergarten class created comfortable beds for their stuffed animals, incorporating problem-solving skills, measurement, scale, and model building. This engaging lesson plan not only taught valuable engineering lessons but also provided a fun, collaborative experience for students and teachers. 

Articles of Interest
What we've been reading about STEM education trends, innovations, new studies, and much more. 
Middle school girl pointing to a screen projector with data points.
The world is changing fast. Students need data science instruction ASAP
The Hechinger Report

Takeaway: We must create a strong foundation in data literacy for every student before they graduate high school.

How TERC Can Help: DataClubs introduces middle school youth to the power of data by giving them simple tools for visualizing and analyzing data on topics they care about. Modules can be downloaded for free here.

Fun STEM Fact!
Around one-quarter of the ingredients in modern medicines come from rainforest plants.
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Forum for Equity PD Workshops
Forum for Equity in K-5 Mathematics

Supporting Math Learning, June 19-August 6
This 7-week asynchronous online course focuses on the teacher’s role in supporting the range of learners in K-5 math classrooms. 

Fostering Equity in K-5 Math Communities, July 10-11
This 1.5 day synchronous online workshop focuses on creating and sustaining equitable math learning communities in the elementary grades.
Investigations PD
Investigations 3 PD

Implementing Investigations 3 in the K-5 Classroom, June 19-August 6
Participants learn about the content and pedagogy of Investigations 3.

Making Sense of Fractions, June 19-August 6
This course focuses on the teaching and learning of fractions in the Investigations 3.

Going Deeper with Investigations 3, July 31-August 1
This workshop is for educators who have some experience with the curriculum. It focuses on: developing an equitable math learning community, facilitating productive math discussions, the role and purpose of Math Workshop, differentiating instruction.

Getting to Know Investigations 3, August 7-8
This workshop offers an overview of the content and pedagogy of the curriculum and looks at the components and features that support both students and teachers.

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