I recently had the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC, with the National Science Foundation as South Carolina's 2015 Mathematics Awardee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. As I met with K-12 STEM teachers from schools throughout the United States, I was both excited and inspired. Excited to represent our wonderful state. Excited to share the incredible initiatives we are implementing. And inspired to continue to learn and grow as an educator, working to provide the best education possible for our students. A key component of our summit was conversations with leading education innovators on Active Learning. I was delighted to learn about the Office of Science and Technology Policy's announcement of a nationwide Active Learning Day: Tuesday, October 25th.
Classrooms all over the country, K-12 and college alike, are encouraged to spend at least ten minutes implementing Active Learning techniques to enhance student engagement and learning. As this date draws near, I am eager to learn more about the powerful tools and lessons teachers will be using in their classrooms.
If you have ideas you would like to share as we prepare for this incredible learning experience, please post in the comments section below or on Twitter with #ActiveLearningSC.
To learn more about Active Learning Day visit: http://blog.ed.gov/2016/09/honoring-nations-leading-science-mathematics-teachers-announcing-active-learning-day