John Vogel

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STEMscopes Celebrates the Achievements of Hispanic STEM Pioneers

Posted by John Vogel on September 13, 2021

September 15th through October 15th marks National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time of year where we honor the achievements, contributions, and influence of Hispanic Americans to the world. Here at STEMscopes we want to recognize some of the lesser known Hispanic pioneers in various STEM fields. Some you may know; some may be brand new to you.

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Topics: mathematical reasoning, productive struggle, math

Introducing Students to the Future of Coding

Posted by John Vogel on October 12, 2020

The world as we know it is changing every day. With emerging technology shifting more and more toward the digital sphere, required life skills are constantly evolving. Some say the jobs of tomorrow have not yet been discovered, and research shows that 80 percent of all future jobs will require a certain degree of STEM literacy.

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Topics: summer break activities, real world connection, coding, STEM careers

Bridging the Opportunity Gap in STEM Education

Posted by John Vogel on September 08, 2020

With new innovations emerging daily, technology seems to be evolving at the speed of light, and increasingly jobs require that we keep up with those changes. Research already shows that 80 percent of future jobs will require technology skills and STEM literacy.

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Topics: summer break activities, real world connection, equity, coding, STEM careers

3 Easy Steps to Making Math a Daily Routine at Home

Posted by John Vogel on July 31, 2020

We all know that very familiar adage, practice makes perfect—or as my third-grade teacher liked to say, practice makes permanent. It’s an all-too-familiar phrase that perfectly sums up the idea that the more you work on something, the better you get at it over time. Ask any expert, no matter what their particular field of expertise, and they will tell you the exact same thing. They got to where they are today by making their field of expertise a daily discipline and working on it every single day.

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Topics: math, distance learning, at-home

Math Chats, Going Beyond the Answer

Posted by John Vogel on March 27, 2020


As teachers, it is easy for us to get caught up in the solution to a math problem and focus simply on that. But for our students, there needs to be more to it than that.

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Topics: math, math chats