As the Common Core State Standards in Math and English Language Arts are being adopted and implemented in classrooms nationwide, educators have been wondering if there will be any room left for science – especially for younger students. When we caught wind of a growing movement to increase STEM content in Minnesota elementary schools, we knew we had to investigate. Listen this week as we talk with Doug Paulson – STEM Integration Specialist for the Minnesota Department of Education. Doug gives us insight into Minnesota’s statewide initiative to increase STEM content in primary classrooms.
- Star Tribune article on early childhood science and STEM
- Minnesota’s Standards Based Resource to Support K-12 STEM Teachers
- Annual Elementary Engineering Conference in Minnesota
- Minnesota Early Education Indicators to support pre-K programs