STEM & Maker
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Maker programs are the emphasis on more technical disciplines espousing innovation and invention as application, acquiring tangible skills that lean into those critical professions of the 21st century.
By: Edgar Saavedra. Along with technical STEM skills, project-based learning in an engineering summer program can teach students skills including, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and organization.
This new private, non-profit school, truly appealing to a global audience, intends to bring the best of online learning, project-based pedagogy and social-emotional learning together for the first cohorts of students by this September.
Beyond the technical challenges of going 100% online, there are also considerations of making sure that learners at home are also engaged in hiqh-quality, personalized and relevant instructional experiences.
By: Katie Blagden and Barb Tennyson. Incorporating coding and engineering into earth and life science lessons engage students and inspires them to show their learning.
Looking to get your elementary and middle schoolers started with coding? These coding resources are geared toward younger students.
By: Nigel Nisbet. Brain science games can provide students with vehicles for inspiring more and more 'aha moments'—something that is hard to do at will.