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Research-based Math with Graphically Rich Animations

By Sam Walters, CEI Intern Students love technology.  As someone who taught middle school math last year for DC Public Schools, I witnessed firsthand how much time was spent on computers and iPads. Students enjoy being able to work hands-on and interact with programs in order to play games and learn key mathematical ideas simultaneously.[…]

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New Ways to Engage Students: Makerspaces

By Grace Rubenstein, CEI Intern Take the leap and join one of the latest innovations in STEM education at the primary and secondary school level. A makerspace can be in a school, a library, and even a museum. Any location commonly visited by children is the perfect point of interception for developing minds. Through age[…]

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CEI Robotics and STEM/STEAM Early Childhood Presentations in DC

By Mahnaz Ahrary and Drew Altizer, CEI Interns Fight for Children: Joe Champs Summer Institute Conference June 22nd-23rd, 2016 “The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: designers, inventors, teachers, storytellers: creative and empathic ‘right-brain’ thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who[…]

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Succeeding in Graduate School: Tips from Graduate Students with Disabilities

By Marcy Hayes CEI Note: While CEI tends to focus on preK-12 education, occasionally organizations request that we post information on related topics. In this case, the University of Washington asked for our assistance with circulating material on a new publication on succeeding in Graduate School Graduate school is a huge step in anyone’s life. When people think[…]

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Webinar on CEI Heart Centered 21st Century Rubric

By Christine Mason The CEI Heart Centered 21st Century Rubric is a research-based approach for planning, assessment, and monitoring implementation of social equity, neuroscience, cross-cultural, student voice, and STEAM/STEM curricula, lessons, and practices in K-12 classrooms and schools. Includes 78 tools, a four- point scale, and capability with the Administrator Version to aggregate data across[…]

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CEI’s Final Technology Guidelines

By Christine Mason Last year CEI held a contest to update CEI’s Technology Guidelines for Principals.  Alleta Baltes won the contest and headed a team that worked with CEI staff to finalize guidelines for principals to use with their staff.  Baltes has served as the principal of the Ashgrove School in Riverton, Wyoming for 20[…]

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CEI’s 21st Century Learning Rubric

By Christine Mason CEI’s 21st Century Rubric  incorporates a way to plan and measure the key elements of CEI’s vision for education. The Rubric is a tool for planning, assessment, and monitoring implementation of heart centered, neuroscience, and STEAM/STEM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) curricula, lessons, and practices in K-12 classrooms and schools. The rubric is[…]

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Repurpose, Redesign, and Upgrade

By Amy Osbourne, CEI Intern Art education has the potential to serve a practical function outside of the realm of drawing, painting, sculpting, etc. Children are naturally avid STEM investigators, eager to explore, to learn, and to create. It is with innovation, ingenuity, and creativity in mind that we incorporate art education into a STEM[…]