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Teaching STEM

STEM Lesson Essentials, Grades 3-8: Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

51UXAvjUGTL._SX393_BO1,204,203,200_By Jo Anne Vasquez, Cary Sneider and Michael Comer
Call Number: LB1585.3 .V38 2013
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Want to know how to implement authentic STEM teaching and learning into your classroom? STEM Lesson Essentials provides all the tools and strategies you’ll need to design integrated, interdisciplinary STEM lessons and units that are relevant and exciting to your students. With clear definitions of both STEM and STEM literacy, the authors argue that STEM in itself is not a curriculum, but rather a way of organizing and delivering instruction by weaving the four disciplines together in intentional ways. Rather than adding two new subjects to the curriculum, the engineering and technology practices can instead be blended into existing math and science lessons in ways that engage students and help them master 21st century skills.

Engineering in Elementary STEM Education: Curriculum Design, Instruction, Learning, and Assessment

9780807776711By Christine M. Cunningham
Call Number: LB1585.3 .C86 2018
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Bolstered by new standards and new initiatives to promote STEM education, engineering is making its way into the school curriculum. This comprehensive introduction will help elementary educators integrate engineering into their classroom, school, or district in age-appropriate, inclusive, and engaging ways. Building on the work of a Museum of Science team that has spent 15 years developing elementary engineering curricula, this book outlines how engineering can be integrated into a broader STEM curriculum, details its pedagogical benefits to students, and includes classroom examples to help educators tailor instruction to engage diverse students.

Books 24×7 – More than just books!

Books 24×7 is an online collection of books and videos tailored for use in the subjects of business, information technology, and engineering, as well as books that address healthy living and well-being, which are useful regardless of your field of study. Whether you’re looking for business management techniques, a coding guide for software design, or information about how civil engineers design with earthquakes in mind, Books 24×7 has a book with the information you need.

In addition to hosting ebooks, Books 24×7 provides convenient tools to help you manage the information you’ve found. With the option to place digital bookmarks, generate notes that are tied to a location in the book, and create folders to help you group texts you’ve used into various categories, Books 24×7 lets you manage your information and easily access it from anywhere.

On the business portion of the database, SkillSoft, the company behind Books 24×7, also hosts both live and archived webinars on various business-related topics, all of which can be accessed through the Books 24×7 main page.

Books 24×7’s video collection contains useful videos that cover a range of computer programs, such as the Microsoft Office Suite and Quickbooks, and the IT and Technical Video Collection contains hundreds of videos that guide the viewer through various systems with helpful audio-visual information. Make sure to browse through the Books 24×7 collection today! (by Library Clerk, David Winn)

New Books 24×7 titles (eBooks and videos)

Read and watch from home, available 24×7 for your ultimate convenience. Books 24×7 has just added 99 IT and Desktop Videos, 5 BusinessPro titles, 9 EngineeringPro titles and 12 ITPro titles. Below are just a few examples. Enjoy!

BABOK: A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge, v3
BABOK: A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge, v3 by International Institute of Business Analysis
IIBA © 2015 (514 pages)
ISBN: 9781927584026
Whether you are considering starting a career in business analysis, or you are an experienced professional in the field, this book is your key resource to help you and your stakeholders discover opportunities for business success, deliver successful organizational change, and create business value.
Corporate Social Responsibility in a Globalizing World
Corporate Social Responsibility in a Globalizing World by Kiyoteru Tsutsui and Alwyn Lim (eds)
Cambridge University Press © 2015 (514 pages)
ISBN: 9781107098596
Demonstrating the impact of global CSR frameworks on corporate behavior, this book proposes a global approach to understanding the rise and spread of corporate social responsibility, explaining the origin of CSR and the reasons for its growing popularity across the globe.
Freedom to Change: Four Strategies to Put Your Inner Drive into Overdrive
Freedom to Change: Four Strategies to Put Your Inner Drive into Overdrive by Michael Fullan
Jossey-Bass © 2015 (192 pages)
ISBN: 9781119024361
Illustrated and enriched with examples from education, business, and nonprofit sectors, this engaging book offers recommendations for both individuals and organizations seeking to enhance connectedness and independence.
Great Lessons in Project Management
Great Lessons in Project Management by David Pratt
Management Concepts © 2015 (158 pages)
ISBN: 9781567264722
Presenting a collection of stories describing the events surrounding particular challenges a project manager may face, this book will help managers validate their own good practices and help them avoid the pitfalls so many have encountered on their projects.

Performance automotive engine math / John Baechtel

Call number: TL210 .B284 2011

Multi-time author and well-regarded performance engine builder/designer John Baechtel has assembled the relevant mathematics and packaged it all together in a book designed for automotive enthusiasts. This book walks readers through the complete engine, showcasing the methodology required to define each specific parameter, and how to translate the engineering math to hard measurements reflected in various engine parts. Designing the engine to work as a system of related components is no small task, but the ease with which Baechtel escorts the reader through the process makes this book perfect for both the budding engine enthusiast and the professional builder (From Google Books).