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The STEM Everyday podcast focuses on how teachers can infuse STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) into their everyday lessons. We explore and share great ideas that inspire students to take ownership in their learning. Each week I interview educators, innovators, & authors who are using creative ways to add STEM to their classrooms and communities everyday!

STEM Everyday Chris Woods (DailySTEM)

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 19 Ratings

The STEM Everyday podcast focuses on how teachers can infuse STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) into their everyday lessons. We explore and share great ideas that inspire students to take ownership in their learning. Each week I interview educators, innovators, & authors who are using creative ways to add STEM to their classrooms and communities everyday!

    STEM Everyday #233 | Project Based Learning Rock by Rock | feat. Jeff Imrich

    STEM Everyday #233 | Project Based Learning Rock by Rock | feat. Jeff Imrich

    Every educator knows how much kids benefit academically from real-world, project-based learning and that it can ignite a passion for learning.
    Jeff Imrich and Sung-Ae Yang started Rock by Rock to help make that happen. "Our world requires kids to solve meaty problems, innovate and come up with creative solutions. Kids need to be learners for life that see the joy in a challenge. Planning and executing this type of learning is really hard and takes a long time. Time that many educators do not have. Teachers today are under more pressure than ever before. Between state tests, scripted curriculum, new technologies and increased responsibility, educators have even less time. And learning in too many settings looks less and less like authentic, real-world learning and more and more like rote skill and drill and worksheets.
     Rock by Rock is on a mission to change that reality. They’ve worked with public, private, charter, faith-based and home educators to design a solution that makes it easy to make projects a core part of your instructional program. Learn more at rockbyrock.com about their growing community as they work with educators to develop a library of projects and reshape how learning happens for our kids.

    Connect with Rock By Rock :
    Website rockbyrock.com email support@rockbyrock.comChris Woods is the host of the STEM Everyday Podcast... Connect with him:
    Website: dailystem.comTwitter: @dailystemInstagram: @dailystemYouTube: youtubeGet Chris's book Daily STEM on Amazon
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    • 22 min
    STEM Everyday #232 | Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow Contest | feat. Ann Woo & Kevin Lay

    STEM Everyday #232 | Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow Contest | feat. Ann Woo & Kevin Lay

    Each year Samsung hosts a $2 million national competition for public schools grades 6–12 in which students are asked to consider how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can be used to create change in their communities. 2022 marks the 13th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, and with the help of their teachers, students can apply to the contest and compete to win up to $100,000 in prizes for their school, plus the opportunity to work with Samsung employees to develop their prototypes. And just by applying, teachers will receive free professional development opportunities from Samsung such as Teacher Academy and access to education platforms like Nepris.
    To enter the contest, and for official contest rules, please visit samsung.com/solvefortomorrow. Registration begins in September 2022!
    “We have seen the incredible projects that have emerged from the minds of students through this contest, and we cannot wait to see the ideas that come to life this year that will undoubtedly ignite lasting impact on communities while reducing our collective impact on the planet,” said Ann Woo, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship at Samsung Electronics America. 
    Kevin Lay is a Solve for Tomorrow alumni and  STEM teacher at Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Before teaching at Allen D. Nease, Kevin taught sciences at Owensville High School in Missouri for 16 years. In 2019, Kevin and his students at Owensville High School  were one of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow National Winners. Check out their project on the Winners page

    (Note: If you're listening to this episode after the entry deadline has passed, check out all of the resources on samsung.com/solvefortomorrow and start preparing & brainstorming to enter next year!)
    (Listen to Ep 217 for more ideas & a chat with Ann and another winning teacher)
    Connect with Solve for Tomorrow :
    Website samsung.com/solvefortomorrowTwitter @SamsungNewsUSInstagram @solvefortomorrowFacebook facebook.com/SamsungSolveForTomorrowChris Woods is the host of the STEM Everyday Podcast... Connect with him:
    Website: dailystem.comTwitter: @dailystemInstagram: @dailystemYouTube: youtubeGet Chris's book Daily STEM on Amazon
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    • 23 min
    STEM Everyday #231 | Back to School with NASA | feat. Cindy Hasselbring & Stephanie Stern-Protz

    STEM Everyday #231 | Back to School with NASA | feat. Cindy Hasselbring & Stephanie Stern-Protz

    Kids love learning about space. When we connect them with great space themed resources, we can inspire more STEM learning and ambitions of amazing STEM careers in space exploration. The United States' space agency NASA has propelled technological breakthroughs, pushed the frontiers of scientific research, and expanded our understanding of the universe through journeys to space. These accomplishments, and those to come, share a common genesis: education in science, technology, engineering, and math.
    (Learn more about NASA STEM on Ep 224)
    Resources mentioned during the podcast:
    NASA Connects: nasacentral.force.com/cop/s/NASA STEM Website: stem.nasa.govNASA EXPRESS Newsletter: nasa.gov/stem/expressArtemis resources: stem.nasa.gov/artemisConnect with NASA STEM:
    Twitter: @NASASTEMFacebook: @NASASTEMEngagementYouTube: NASA STEMCindy Hasselbring serves as a K-12 Education Advisor for Next Gen STEM in NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM). She led the development of NASA’s first online community of practice for educators, CONNECTS, served as Senior Policy Advisor and Assistant Director for STEM Education at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.  Previously, she led STEM initiatives as Special Assistant to the State Superintendent at the Maryland State Department of Education, completed two years as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation, and taught math for 16 years at Milan High School in Michigan. She was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and earned National Board Certification. 
    Stephanie Stern-Protz is a STEM/STEAM Specialist and Experiential Learning Specialist for the North Bergen STEM Academy. In 2011, Stephanie was among 50 teachers nationwide awarded a scholarship for the NASA Endeavor Teaching Certificate from US-Satellite. Stephanie was invited as a STEM Educator to present her work at the NASA Lunch and Learn Session in 2013 at Capitol Hill. She has continued to be a part of NASA education efforts through her work as an Ambassador, special projects, the North Bergen STEM Initiative with NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies, CONNECTS for teachers, and as a co-facilitator and assistant teacher for the NASA Endeavor Teacher Certificate organization. 
    Chris Woods is the host of the STEM Everyday Podcast... Connect with him:
    Website: dailystem.comTwitter: @dailystemInstagram: @dailystemYouTube: youtubeGet Chris's book Daily STEM on Amazon
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    • 31 min
    STEM Everyday #230 | Cybersecurity for Every Student | feat. Chuck Gardner

    STEM Everyday #230 | Cybersecurity for Every Student | feat. Chuck Gardner

    Cybersecurity is more than just stopping hackers. Adding cybersecurity learning to  classroom learning can help kids experience more practical hands-on learning and expose them to STEM careers they never dreamed of. A recently released benchmark report on the state of cybersecurity education in K-12 schools, shows that less than 50% of students in the U.S. have access to cybersecurity education today.
    In an effort to make K-12 cybersecurity education accessible to all learners, CYBER.ORG has launched Project Access, a nationwide program designed to expand access to cybersecurity education for blind and vision impaired students between the ages of 13-21 who are in pre-employment transition (Pre-ETS). The Project Access program will introduce blind and vision impaired students to key cybersecurity topics, help them develop cybersecurity skills, and explore the possibility of a career in a growing industry.
    Built off of the success of CYBER.ORG’s pilot program with Virginia’s Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI), Project Access uses nonvisual techniques, is accessible to students who don’t have prior computer or technology experience and offers those with secondary disabilities hands-on learning opportunities and STEM career exploration.
    Dr Chuck Gardner, the Associate Director of CYBER.ORG (a cybersecurity workforce development organization) shares why it's vital for K-12 schools to get cybersecurity education in the hands of more teachers and students.  The free resources available on CYBER.ORG are tailored to help any age student learn more about the challenges of cybersecurity.
    Connect with CYBER.org:
    Website: CYBER.ORGProject Access: cyber.org/initiatives/project-accessTwitter: @cyber_dot_org

    Chris Woods is the host of the STEM Everyday Podcast... Connect with him:
    Website: dailystem.comTwitter: @dailystemInstagram: @dailystemYouTube: youtubeGet Chris's book Daily STEM on Amazon
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    • 24 min
    STEM Everyday #229 | The Museum of Math | feat. Cindy Lawrence

    STEM Everyday #229 | The Museum of Math | feat. Cindy Lawrence

    Mathematics illuminates the patterns that abound in our world.  Kids need opportunities to experience math beyond the textbook. One such opportunity is the National Museum of Mathematics, founded to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics. Its dynamic exhibits and programs stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics.

    Cindy Lawrence, the Museum’s Executive Director and CEO, describes the origin story of the National Museum of Mathematics (an award-winning museum) and highlights the role of mathematics in illuminating the patterns and structures all around us.  The dynamic exhibits, galleries, and programs at MoMath are designed to stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics.  The Museum’s innovative exhibits will engage visitors of every age, from 1 to 100! Whether you visit in person at their New York City location,  experience their Math Midway 2 Go traveling exhibits, or join their online programs, you and your kids will be amazed by the relevance and beauty of math.
    Connect with The National Museum of Math:
    Website: momath.orgWebsite for Rosenthal Prize: rosenthalprize.momath.orgMath Midway 2 Go: mm2go.orgVirtual Venus orbit game: venus.momath.orgTwitter: @momath1Chris Woods is the host of the STEM Everyday Podcast... Connect with him:
    Website: dailystem.comTwitter: @dailystemInstagram: @dailystemYouTube: youtubeGet Chris's book Daily STEM on Amazon
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    • 27 min
    STEM Everyday #228 | A Free Middle School Hackathon | feat. Charlotte Law

    STEM Everyday #228 | A Free Middle School Hackathon | feat. Charlotte Law

    Inspire2Dev was founded by a group of high school students to make a positive impact in communities by providing STEM learning opportunities for middle school students. They seek to inspire kids through fun and collaborative environments of free virtual Hackathons. Their 2nd Free Virtual Hackathon for middle schoolers and incoming 9th graders is happening Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 from 9:00am - 4:30pm PDT
    Charlotte Law, founder of Inspire2Dev, is a rising Senior at Dougherty Valley High School in California who loves STEM, computer science, artificial intelligence, and biotech. She and her friends founded Inspire2Dev to provide a supportive environment for middle school students, from anywhere in the country, to learn more about STEM and collaborate with others to create innovative and meaningful projects.
    Connect with Inspire2Dev:
    Website inspire2dev.orgSign up for the 2022 HackathonInstagram @inspire2devChris Woods is the host of the STEM Everyday Podcast... Connect with him:
    Website: dailystem.comTwitter: @dailystemInstagram: @dailystemYouTube: youtubeGet Chris's book Daily STEM on Amazon
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19 Ratings

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So good!

Chris does a great job of asking questions that I want to know the answers to! He has a great rapport with his guests and has knowledge about so many things! Give STEM Everyday a listen…. you won’t regret it!

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Amazing Podcast

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A bit of STEM everyday

I’m a big fan of this podcast! STEM is a vast discipline and can be taught in SO many different ways. The host captures and assortment of interesting folks who are making STEM happen in their neck of the woods. Ideas, sparks, and great conversations abound here.

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