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To be rather than to seem

To be rather than to seem

The following is a convocation address delivered by Joyce Loveless, Senior Director, NC New Schools to Stokes Early College High School - August 10, 2015 I hope you don’t mind me exercising a…
Summer dreams become possible through science

Summer dreams become possible through science

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt For two weeks this summer, we glimpsed “beautiful dreams” envisioned by those working at Wake Fo…
Learning in the lab, teaching in the classroom

Learning in the lab, teaching in the classroom

Stepping out of your comfort zone as an earth science teacher into the science lab of a company with locations around the world can be difficult and intimidating, but the rewards are endless. A…
Hands-on science at the NC Research Campus

Hands-on science at the NC Research Campus

What a great day we had visiting the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis on STEM Industry Day! The day began by learning about GMOs and their pros and cons. I now have updated information to share wit…
An English teacher dives into STEM

An English teacher dives into STEM

This summer I visited Great Wolf Lodge as part of North Carolina New School’s STEM Industry Day. Teachers whose schools focus on STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- were invited to …
Learning from failure and success

Learning from failure and success

“Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.” ― Edmund Burke, Anglo-Irish statesman, 1729-1797 When I worked for a data warehouse company, I was struck by how consistently sales …
Industry Day connects teachers and coffee

Industry Day connects teachers and coffee

What could education and coffee have in common? I thought about this question in preparation for my visit to S&D Coffee and Tea during last month's STEM Industry Day. After speaking with p…
Translating PBL for younger classrooms

Translating PBL for younger classrooms

Instructional Coach Dan Miller wrote last month about the value of taking risks in the classroom. Powerful teaching and learning sometimes demands that we step out of what's comfortable to do what is …
Summer Institute 2015: Design – Create – Inspire!

Summer Institute 2015: Design – Create – Inspire!

Design – Create – Inspire! And inspire is just what Summer Institute 2015 was designed to do! After my first experience at Summer Institute, I am not only inspired to continue supporting ed…