Many Educators, Parents and students are having difficulties teaching and understanding the new Common Core Curriculum and Stem/STEAM requirements in education and what they mean for a student's success in school and future employment. This book places the Common Core and STEM/STEAM within context, i.e., conceptually, using the scientific method, using critical reasoning, the importance of understanding math, and a way parents can help their child to understand some concepts in math. Part Two is a collection of inexpensive Hands-On project that students can do, either singly or in a group, projects that relate directly to many disciplines and skills needed for future employment in a rapidly changing world of science and technology, now transforming the workplace. The book contains many illustrations and how-to help suggestions. In part, the book is strongly focused on Early Childhood Education.
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About the Author
William B. Secor, Ph.D. background is in academia and the arts. A graduate of the University of Connecticut (BA) and Capella University (Ph.D.) with additional education at MIT and New York University Graduate Medical School in neuropsychology. He conducted research on PTSD, and substance use. He is presently conducting research on the obesity/diabetes/heart disease connection. He taught biology, mathematics, and statistics at the university level. His teaching experience comprises elementary through post-secondary education. He worked for a number of non-profit organizations including the American Red Cross and the National Able Program (U.S. Department of Labor), a program established to retrain senior citizens to reenter the employment market. He worked in professional theater and recently completed a motion picture script "The Outliers: The Transformative Power of Music and Love". He is a member of Psi Chi, the Honor Society in Psychology, the Connecticut and New Hampshire Public Health Associations, the American College of Epidemiology (George Washington University) and the National Association of School Psychologists. He lives in Florida and was employed by the Hillsborough Education Foundation, Tampa, working with at risk and disadvantaged elementary school children. At the present time he is producing a documentary "Soccer, Children and Health", for GUS (Global United Soccer), in Tampa, Florida, He and Dr. Davila are completing a second book "A Holistic Look at Substance Use Recovery: A Book to Encourage the Recovery Wellness Model " to be published in 2016.