STEM Education for High-Ability Learners: Designing and Implementing Programming

STEM Education for High-Ability Learners: Designing and Implementing Programming

by Bronwyn MacFarlane


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STEM Education for High-Ability Learners: Designing and Implementing Programming by Bronwyn MacFarlane

STEM Education for High-Ability Learners: Designing and Implementing Programming focuses on the rigorous articulation of quality STEM education programming to develop STEM talent among high-ability and gifted learners. The intent of this book is to provide a comprehensive resource for educators designing and implementing each of the supports within STEM education by providing a discussion of each critical component for inclusion in a planned, coherent, and high-quality sequenced system. This edited volume provides a cutting-edge discussion of best practices for delivering STEM education by experts in the field. The contributing authors provide a differentiated discussion and recommendations for the learning experiences of gifted students in STEM education programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618214324
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 07/15/2015
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 652,388
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Bronwyn MacFarlane, Ph.D., is a professor of gifted education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She served as associate dean in the founding of the College of Education and Health Professions and development of the specialized campus school, UALR-eSTEM charter high school, which will open Fall 2017.

Table of Contents

Dedication vii

Introduction ix

Part I Foundational Theories, Research, and Best Practices in STEM Education

Chapter 1 State Residential STEM Schools: A Case Study Julia L. Roberts 3

Chapter 2 S Is for Science Education at the Elementary Level Debbie Dailey 17

Chapter 3 S Is for Science Education at the Secondary Level Steve V. Coxon 33

Chapter 4 T Is for Technology Education: Developing Technological Talent and Skill Through Curriculum and Practice Angela M. Housand Brian C. Housand 49

Chapter 5 E Is for Engineering Education: Cultivating Applied Science Understandings and Problem-Solving Abilities Debbie Dailey Alicia Cotabish 71

Chapter 6 M is for Mathematics at the Elementary Level Scott A. Chamberlin Eric L. Mann 85

Chapter 7 M is for Mathematics at the Secondary Level Eric L. Mann Scott A. Chamberlin 103

Chapter 8 Assessing Aptitude and Achievement in STEM Teaching and Learning Amy L. Sedivy-Benton Heather A. Olvey James P. Van Haneghan 123

Chapter 9 Infrastructure of Comprehensive STEM Programming for Advanced Learners Bronwyn MacFarlane 139

Part II Applications to School-Based Practice With Gifted Education

Chapter 10 Connecting the Common Core State, Next Generation Science, and Gifted Programming Standards With STEM Curriculum for Advanced Learners Alicia Cotabish 163

Chapter 11 Biography Builds STEM Understanding for Talented Learners Ann Robinson Kristy A. Kidd Mary Christine Dettz 171

Chapter 12 International STEM Education and the Integrated Role of Second Language Study Bronwyn MacFarlane 187

Chapter 13 Integrating the Arts and Creativity in STEM Education: Emerging Talent Using STEAM Rachelie Miller 207

Chapter 14 Neuroscience and Gender Issues in STEM Education and Among High-Ability Learners Barbara A. Kerr J. D. Wright 225

Chapter 15 Designing and Developing an Exceptional Living-Learning Environment for the Highly Able Student: A Grassroots Approach to a Statewide Initiative Judy K. Stewart Christopher R. Gareis M. Caroline Martin 247

Conclusion 263

About the Editor 265

About the Authors 267

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