STEM Regional Education Center
Recognizing the growing need for college graduates from the fields of science, health science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Bloomsburg University's STEM Education Center has been established to address this need through a wide range of programming focused on:
- STEM pipeline development (K-12)
- professional development of teachers in collaboration with regional districts
- cutting-edge research in STEM education
- innovative college programs based on pedagogies that produce graduates prepared for success in STEM fields
STEM Education Center Goals
- Develop a Regional STEM Magnet School for high school students that becomes a nationally recognized model for partnering with regional school districts, business and industry to produce more high school graduates who are prepared for success in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
- Provide innovative, discovery-based programming for regional elementary and middle school students that develops interest and critical-thinking skills needed for success in the STEM fields, simultaneously preparing a pipeline of STEM Magnet School students.
- Collaborate with regional school districts to provide professional development opportunities for teachers in the STEM disciplines.
- Develop university math and science education leaders who can attract external support for research and programming that improves math and science education at the K-12 and college level.
STEM Programs and Camps
Event just for girls!
Saturday, April 2, 2022, 9 am - 1 pm
McCormick Center for Human Services, Bloomsburg University
Deadline to Register - Friday, March 25, 2022
Who can attend?
Girls in grades 2-6 (parents are required to accompany girls)
Fun Hands-On STEM Activity Stations
Mad science of Lehigh Valley - The Up, Up & Away Show
STEM Resources for Teachers
Connecting with the millennial generation, our current K-12 students, means a new way to teach and introduce material. Tech savvy Millennials love learning that is individually adapted to them with just enough detail that is needed at that particular moment in time.
While very motivated and goal-oriented, Millennials want to learn in a team-oriented environment. Teaching to these students should use methods that connects to their needs while also meeting set educational standards.
These free resources are available for you to infuse new ideas into your current curriculum. (New resources will be added at the end.)
- Data Analytics Tools for STEM Teachers & Students - From the University of Maryland, this site offers information on how to integrate data analytics into your classroom curriculum.
- Science Demonstrations for Young Learners - From the College of Science and Technology at Temple University, this site offers videos of fun science demonstrations for young students and children. New videos are added each month.
- Tips for Getting Girls Involved in STEM - Site that offers ideas and encouragement for females to explore careers in STEM.
- CK12.org - For teachers this site includes lesson plans, pacing guides, differentiation guides, in-class presentations, etc., on 5000 math and science concepts. For students it has readings, videos, quizzes, sims, real world group activities, etc.
- Understanding Science — How science really works – site from the UC Berkeley that helps to explain the scientific process with links for teacher resources for primary, middle school, high school and even undergraduate students.
- Rubistar — Create rubrics for your project-based learning activities – supported by a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, this site offers customizable rubrics for project-based activities in science, math, and other subjects.
- Share My Lesson — an award-winning, online professional development community created by the American Federation of Teachers, a union of 1.6 million professionals, and TSL Education, creator of TES Connect, the largest network of teachers in the world. Offers teaching resources and best practices at no cost.
- EverFi —cutting-edge education technology free of cost to K-12 schools.
- College Success for Women in STEM— a guidebook and comprehensive resource for women to learn about education and career options in STEM fields. Website offers list of scholarships and grant opportunities exclusively for women in STEM, list of top careers for women in STEM, and expert advice from those already in the field.
- Exploratorium — located in San Francisco, this museum offers online resources to be used in both formal and informal learning settings. These teaching tools will provide first-hand investigations of scientific materials, phenomena, and ideas.
- NASA Educators — offers teaching material, resources, featured sites, and so much more by grade level.
- eGFI Dream the Future — lesson plans, classroom activities, outreach programs, web resources to strengthen skills in math and science through engineering projects.
- MASTER Tools — interactive tools and simulation environments to create authentic scientific experiences.
- PBS STEM Education Resource Center — offers nearly 4,000 STEM resources from Public Broadcasting Services.
- First Book — free material including posters and education guides. While required, registration is free.
- NSF Resources for STEM Education — offers information on teacher development, educational resources, assessments, and research syntheses. Check out Whyville, an interactive website where students can become “citizens” and learn to work on a variety of issues.
- Bridges: An Integrated STEM Teaching Guide — an interactive inquiry-based instructional unit on building different types of bridges created through a partnership between Elmer’s Glue and Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology.
- STEMfinity — free STEM resources to complement project-based learning for pre-K to 12.
- Learningscience.org - a free and open learning community for sharing newer and emerging tools to teach science.
- Women in STEM – offers activities to engage young girls in STEM projects along with other information on colleges, scholarships, etc.