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Learning Blade is a free platform for Arkansas Middle Schools provided by a $400,000 grant.  This platform may also be used with GT groups in elementary.  There are Social Studies, Science, Math, and ELA aligned lessons that are fifteen minutes long. There are over 400 interactive lessons. There are printable lessons and resources to go along with the interactive lessons. It is flexible and aligned to state standards.

Why do we need STEM career instruction?
The National Academy of Sciences identified three goals for STEM education:
*Increase the number of advanced degrees awarded and people entering advanced technology careers
*Increase the size and quality of the STEM-related workforce
*Improve STEM literacy for all students

A pilot study of Learning Blade showed the following results.
These students responded that:
72% learned something about new careers
76% learned something about technology
61% and 54% learned something about math and English, respectively
71% would rather use Learning Blade than do traditional homework

Interested?  View this training for teachers.
More training will follow.
 Contact for personalized attention.

Suzanne Rogers, M.Ed.

District Director of Professional development, AP English teacher, ELA Coach and cradle United Methodist.


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