What Does it Really Mean to be a STEM School?

Check out this piece written by Innovators Across Boundaries (IAB) member, Ann Kaiser of ProjectEngin. At ProjectEngin, we deal with schools, teachers, and classrooms in various stages of defining themselves as “STEM” or sometimes “STEAM”. It can range from one teacher “doing STEM” for 20-30 minutes per week to an entire school claiming to be “certified in STEM”.  Somehow the…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 76: Creating Project-Ready Engineers: An Interview with James Madison University’s Kurt Paterson

Ep. 76 - Creating Project-Ready Engineers: An Interview with James Madison University's Kurt Paterson In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Kurt Paterson, head of the engineering department at James Madison University. Join Kurt and Dave to explore James Madison's program, discuss the importance JMU places on getting students involved in projects early in their academic career, and delve…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 74: Interdisciplinary Engineering and the Importance of Leadership: An Interview with University of Guelph’s John Donald

Ep. 74 - Interdisciplinary Engineering and the Importance of Leadership: An Interview with University of Guelph's John Donald In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by John Donald, Associate Professor and Graduate Attributes Coordinator of the School of Engineering at University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Join John and Dave to explore the interdisciplinary nature of Guelph's program, discuss the…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 73: 21st Century Medical Education: Penn State’s University Park Regional Campus

Ep. 73 - 21st Century Medical Education: Penn State's University Park Regional Campus It's not only engineering education that's trying to adapt and create well-rounded 21st century students. Medical schools like Penn State College of Medicine's University Park Regional Campus are working to create an innovative curriculum to educate the doctors of the future. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 72: A Holistic Approach to Engineering Education: An Interview with UTEC’s Melanie Cornejo

Ep. 72 - A Holistic Approach to Engineering Education: An Interview with UTEC's Melanie Cornejo In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Peru's Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) Provost, Melanie Cornejo. After opening its doors in 2012, UTEC and is graduating their first class this year. UTEC's mission includes the creation of local-global change leaders, learning to learn, and…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 71: Structured Collaboration in Language and Education: An Interview with Lorena A. Barba

Ep. 71 - Structured Collaboration in Language and Education: An Interview with Lorena A. Barba In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the George Washington University, Lorena A. Barba. Join Lorena and Dave as they delve into how computational thinking can be applied to education, discuss the use of technology for educational sharing…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 70: Changing the Method: An Interview with Robert J. Caveney

Ep. 70 - Changing the Method: An Interview with Robert J. Caveney In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes author, founder of schoolio.org, and inventor of the I‑o method—Robert J. Caveney. Join Robert and Dave for a discussion of Robert's books, "SCHOOLING For Readiness And Drive" and the forthcoming "Methods for Working Together", and explore the importance of changing the…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 69: Language and the Pursuit of Happiness: An Interview with Chalmers Brothers

Ep. 69 - Language and the Pursuit of Happiness: An Interview with Chalmers Brothers In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes renowned author, coach, and leadership development expert—Chalmers Brothers. Join Chalmers and Dave for a discussion of Chalmers's books, "Language and the Pursuit of Happiness" and "Language and the Pursuit of Leadership Excellence", explore the importance of language in transforming…

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FREE WEBINAR January 18th: 4 Keys to Ineffective Educational Change

Big Beacon presents a FREE WEBINAR 4 Keys to Ineffective Educational Change: How to Botch Transformation Without Really Trying Educational change leaders make 4 common errors that slow change and limit ultimate success. This short, interactive webinar gives practical strategies to both accelerate change and enhance the probability for effective and sustained success. Learn the 4 common mistakes of educational change efforts and how to overcome them. Big Beacon is a 501c3, non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of education. This webinar is free with no cost or obligation. but with plenty of opportunities for successful educational change.

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