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How to Create a Sports Lesson Plan

Using sports to facilitate curriculum in the classroom is a great way to get students excited about learning. These lessons cater to students regardless of their interests, especially the students who are more interested in athletics. As educators, we always look for ways to maximize student participation, comprehension, and interest in the subject matter. Sports…

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Why Teach STEM: The Importance of STEM Education

STEM is an abbreviation for science, technology, engineering, and math. This clumping of subjects is used to explain education subjects, degrees, and jobs in the workplace. As the world continues to change and technology advances, the importance of providing students with quality STEM education increases. According to a study by the U.S. Department of Commerce,…

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Is Sports Science a STEM Subject?

STEM is a widely used term to describe science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects, curriculum, degrees, and careers. However, this blanket abbreviation for these subjects does not cover the extent of what can be considered a STEM subject. There are a variety of soft science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects that still fall under the…

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The Benefits of Cross-Curricular Instruction 

Student learning styles are not cookie cutter. Each student learns and comprehends information differently. As educators, it is essential to know each student’s style and use cross-curricular teaching in the classroom to engage a broader range of students.  Cross-Curricular Definition  Cross-curricular teaching is the use of multiple academic disciplines during each lesson. This teaching method…

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Benefits of Summer Enrichment Programs

What are Summer Enrichment Programs? Summer enrichment programs are activities and initiatives that engage students in their education throughout the summer months. This can be used to combat the summer slump regardless of a child’s grade level. Summer enrichment programs can be facilitated by educators or parents at-home or through summer camps.  The goal of…

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When STEM and Football Collide

There has been a significant increase of awareness around concussions and head injuries in football in recent years. By extension, this awareness and subsequent increase in concussion protocols has decreased concussions since 2015, as depicted below by IQVIA: an independent, third-party associated with the NFL (National Football League) to effectively measure the impact of injuries,…

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Summer Enrichment Ideas & Activities

What are Summer Enrichment Programs & Activities? Summer enrichment programs are anything that promotes learning, education, and engagement in students outside of the classroom and school year. Summer enrichment programs are essential to students’ curriculum retention and development, regardless of grade level. In this article, you will find out ways to engage your students in…

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ESSER III Funds for Summer STEM Enrichment

The COVID-19 pandemic had a variety of impacts on the world, one of these being in the education space. With school closures, canceled events and a full shift to virtual learning, many education companies were negatively impacted during this time. These hard times led to the creation of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief…

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What’s More Important for Sports: Mind or Body?

There is no shortage of insight and acuity on this subject, yet one with a similar message and tone: Sports and/or physical activity benefit both mind and body. However, does one supersede the other from a physical v. mental standpoint? Or are they one in the same physiologically? The STEM Sports® supplemental curriculum examines and…

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Creating Gateways in STEM Education

As the STEM workforce continues to gain jobs at a rapid rate, the need for qualified, passionate STEM professionals continues to grow. STEM education is the key component to ensure students continue STEM throughout college and are prepared to join the workforce.  EdSurge wrote an article on how educators can create gateways and not be…