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Makerspaces: Engaging Students Through Creativity and Coding

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By: Nick Provenzano. Boosting student confidence through creativity is a great way to encourage engagement and skill building. As a makerspace director and advocate for the maker movement, I’m passionate about the opportunities that a creative space gives students.

Teaching Students How to Bring Their Dreams to Life

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By: Piet Grymonprez. Young children have a strong capacity for 'having a go'. How can we foster the capacity to imagine, dream and try in students? MyMachine is working to do just that. They are helping bring student dreams to life.

Design Focused High School Builds Tech Talent in Indianapolis

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Purdue Polytechnic High School is using design-challenges to give students real-world experiences as they earn their high school diploma. In partnership with Purdue University, PPHS is setting the stage for a new era of learning.

Business Partners Define Badges for San Diego Students

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How industry defined digital badges are supporting authentic, competency-based learning and work experiences that help students build rich, digital portfolios to support their college applications and career aspirations.

3D Printing Enhances Student-Centered Learning

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We are in an exciting time in education, where innovative topics like Design Thinking, Rapid Prototyping, Entrepreneurism, Engineering Design, High Quality Project-Based Learning, and The Future of Work are at the center of discussion. How can we give our students the chance to master content knowledge while integrating these student-centered approaches to education in the classroom?

What Does Space Exploration Look Like in K-12 Education?

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As space exploration is currently being refocused, it is also a good time for educators to consider how they might approach space exploration in the classroom.

5 Tips for Building a Maker Culture of Equity and Inclusion

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When students have an environment that is inclusive, they are more confident and creative. They are then better able to create a love of learning, which is when unexpected ideas happen--and we need new ideas.

How Shared Values at DSST Shape Youth Development

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Shared values are central to life and learning at DSST. “We’re a values first organization,” said CEO Bill Kurtz. The shared values are alive in the DSST culture, practiced in the advisory system, and applied in real life learning opportunities.

Empowering Our Daughters to Love Math is about More than Numbers

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By: Jennifer Agustin. Whether you’re a parent or an educator looking to ensure equity for every child or a business professional seeking to establish a smarter, more profitable company, diversity in any field is proven to help. That being said, we should think bigger when it comes to empowering girls to love math. We must focus on the impact math can have on girls’ overall critical thinking, confidence, and eventual career paths, no matter their ambition.

Early Learning Strategies for Developing Computational Thinking Skills

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We live in a world with Smartphones and Smarthomes, and understanding how devices work allows us to approach technology as a partner to help us solve problems. Here's how we can start giving kids these skills sooner rather than later.

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