The imagination of a child is said to be limitless. Great thinkers, from Albert Einstein to Dr. Seuss, sang praises of the power of imagination and its effect on learning and success. This summer, ASSET STEM Education™ put students’ imaginations to the test during its inaugural Engineer Your Summer Fun summer camp—and saw glowing results.
According to psychologist Albert Bandura, inter-causal relationships exist between attitudes, behaviors and the environment. Just as attitudes influence behaviors and the environment, the environment affects attitudes and behaviors, and so on. This theory, known as triadic reciprocal causation (TRC), can help us better understand educational systems as we strive to systemically improve student outcomes.
Real-world, student-centered learning can take place almost anywhere—including juvenile detention centers. Beginning last spring, ASSET partnered with Shuman Juvenile Detention Center educators to deliver an assortment of professional development. The partnership comes at a time when rehabilitation and education within correctional facilities are being examined by lawmakers and the public more closely than ever.
Project-Based Learning (PBL) is not a new instructional approach to learning. Its roots began with Socrates’ belief in learning through inquiry, followed by Aristotle’s belief in learning by doing, and John Dewey’s belief in including student interest in learning experiences. Why are many educators currently giving this instructional approach a more in-depth look?
ASSET is committed to delivering hands-on, minds-on professional development from initial design to final delivery. To this end, ASSET’s website is being refreshed to provide a more user-friendly and efficient experience. The Services Online portal will be unavailable from Thursday, August 20 at 5 p.m. through Friday, August 21. Please make sure to place professional development and material orders before 5 p.m. on August 20. Starting Monday, August 24, all customers will be able to:
Workforce development begins in today’s classrooms. In learning environments throughout the nation, educators are teaching students the skills needed to work, live, contribute and lead in a global community. In order to build and sustain thriving global communities and equip students with the skills to do this, educator professional development is essential.
Westinghouse will contribute $500 to ASSET STEM Education™ for every flawlessly executed Pirates game this season.
Preparing students to meet the demands of an increasingly competitive, knowledge-based global economy is a critical challenge facing the United States.