"The STEM Shift provides an excellent overview for a school or district contemplating a move to a STEM learning approach. The authors make a strong case for engaging in a STEM shift and then step through the planning and change processes called for, with special attention to building collaboration and trust. A real strength of the book is the inclusion of real cases and voices from the field where this shift is happening. The inclusion of successful programs and perspectives gives the reader confidence that engaging is a STEM shift is a real possibility for their organization."
"Finally! A great book that clearly explains what STEM education is, why we need it, and how to do it well. A must-read for all educators, parents, and policymakers."
"The authors provide examples from real leaders across the country who have transformed their school to increase STEM instruction. This book will make readers think about ways to revolutionize schools by embracing the critical importance of STEM education."
"Myers and Berkowicz have done a masterful job of articulating the current and future need for all to engage in conversations about STEM. They outline the importance of using inclusive, collaborative, and innovative engaged learning pedagogies and strategies for all teachers and students. Their final call to action chapter is powerful. I would highly recommend this book to anyone!"
"This insightful book casts light on the important issue of teaching STEM in a coherent and integrated way. The strategies presented go beyond curricula in each discipline to focus on four design principles: subject integration, project based learning, relevancy, and structural flexibility. This is an important, useful resource for anyone interested in STEM."
"The STEM Shift is a much needed book for K-20 educational institutions looking to move from good to great. It highlights the importance of why we need intentional learning environments that drive innovation and collaboration."
"Want to know the 4 most important words for 21st century learning? Authors Meyers and Berkowicz reveal that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathare the 4 words that will unlock your students’ learning opportunities and open up a world of possibilities. This book is filled with examples that will help schools and districts become “STEM-centric” learning environments focused on identifying and solving problems. The STEM Shift will help you build bridges to the 21st century… and beyond!"
"The world is evolving at a feverous pace and this requires students to think and apply skills differently. Myers and Berkowicz provide a compelling narrative loaded with examples from the field to provide educators and schools with the necessary foundation to provide students with the STEM skills and knowledge they need to succeed in careers while better supporting how they learn best."
"Myers and Berkowicz expose the power of STEM and how it heightens the trajectory for student success. The STEM Shift is the definitive go-to guide for educators."
"In these days of initiative fatigue it is easy for leaders and teachers to bypass all that is good about our changing education system. If they do, they are missing great opportunities to advance. Unfortunately, STEM is sometimes seen as the new 4-letter word in initiatives and it shouldn’t be. In The Stem Shift, Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers offer compelling reasons why all schools need to make the shift, and provide practical tools K-12 that will help schools get there."
"Reading Jill and Ann's column in Education Week has been a critical part of my weekly reading since they've begun writing it. I've learned a lot from those short snippets, and now it's exciting to see their expanded thoughts in The Stem Shift. You can't go wrong by reading anything they write!"
"The STEM Shift frames the current STEM movement as a powerful lever for the learning of all students (and their teachers) and issues a call to leadership to make it so. The book offers both a useful primer on what STEM means and an expansive vision as to what it can be. Both will serve teachers, principals, superintendents, board members and others who will drive this change."
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