Easter Egg Art
Apr 23rd, 2011 by Frank LaBanca, Ed.D.

My daughter Anna took great pride to show me the following egg she had hand-decorated for Easter.  I love how creativity can manifest in children if they are just given the resources necessary to pursue and produce.

What students think about STEM and 21st Century Skills
Apr 12th, 2011 by Frank LaBanca, Ed.D.

I recently observed a high school student focus group for the development of an instrument that will examine college and career readiness in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I was amazed (disappointed) at some of the comments the students made. But they are worth examining BECAUSE we need to be change agents! This is part of the call of STEM educators to improve knowledge, skills, and certainly dispositions.

When I think of engineering I think of a train

Research is looking stuff up on the Internet or print materials (not conducting investigations)

There is no creativity in science

Creativity can’t be taught

Problem solving can’t be taught

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