2017 Finalist, Best Book Award
Teachers of all grade levels are moving into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) instruction, but time constraints and heavy workloads can make the transition difficult. In 20 Strategies for STEM Instruction, William N. Bender, PhD, provides customizable, step-by-step guidelines for teaching strategies shown to strengthen STEM instruction.
Exploring the latest trends and teaching techniques, Bender highlights research evidence and offers practical advice to help teachers integrate project-based learning with STEM, modify strategies to meet the needs of each learner, use engineering design principles to focus on real-world problems, and emphasize teamwork and collaboration around rigorous math and science content.
Product Code: BPP160002
ISBN: 9781941112786 | 10/07/16
"20 Strategies for STEM Instruction is the first in what should be a long line of texts that help the working teacher and administrator stay current in today’s education world.”
- George E. Goodfellow, 2008 Rhode Island State Teacher of the Year, Scituate High School, Scituate, Rhode Island
“20 Strategies for STEM Instruction would be a great resource for teachers and administrators. It would be a great book to be housed in the professional library in every school. It is a very detailed, example-based resource that would be very useful to any and all experience levels of educators."
- Lisa Staats, 2012 North Carolina Teacher of the Year finalist, Chocowinity Middle School, Chocowinity, NC
“20 Strategies for STEM Instruction does a good job of consolidating instructional strategies all in one place. It is a good starting place for teachers looking for ways to improve their classroom instruction."
- Stacy McCormack, 2011 Indiana Teacher of the Year, Penn High School, Mishawaka, IN
“20 Strategies for STEM Instruction is consistent and provides practical information. If offers constructive suggestions for changing or improving classroom practice, many of which, do not require expense. It offers a common vocabulary, which can be confusing when discussing STEM, as well as many opportunities for teachers to read, discuss, and practice as a learning community. It meets teachers where they are and provides suggestions for improving the way they think about and carry out STEM instruction."
- Mary Eldredge-Sando, 2010 North Dakota Teacher of the Year, Des Lacs-Burlington High School, Des Lacs, ND
“I was part of a STEM network in my district and facilitated a STE, STEAM, STREAM retreat for teachers last year – I could have used this book. Great information. I am focused on financial literacy this year. 20 Strategies for STEM Instruction makes me want to go back to STEM instruction.”
- Daniele Massey, 2013 Department of Defense Education Activity State Teacher of the Year, DoDEA Virtual High School, Quantico, VA
"STEM instruction is a way to improve rigor and give students real-world problems that can be solved. 20 Strategies for STEM Instruction gives teachers multiple ways to help improve the rigor of their instructions."
- Kristi Kay Bundy, 2014 Nebraska Teacher of the Year, Ashland Greenwood Public School, Ashland, Neb.