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.
Bringing STEM into Every Classroom Space
Rachelle Dene Poth shares seven resources to explore for bringing STEM activities into any classroom.
Movement in a Time of Isolation: Music and Dance
Rachelle Dene Poth shares ideas on resources for engaging students in active learning in the arts.
Can Peer Mentoring Solve the STEM Gender Gap?
Global technology education nonprofit Technovation demonstrates the power of a community-based approach to teaching computer science to young females that centers around real-world problem-solving and mentorship.
Maker Learning Network Launches Long-Term Solutions to High-Quality Learning Online
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.
How Hands-On Robotics Brings Science Lessons to Life
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.
Getting Started with Coding: 18 Tools for Early Learners
Looking to get your elementary and middle schoolers started with coding? These coding resources are geared toward younger students.
How the Brain Science of Games Helps Students Reach ‘Aha Moments’
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.
Forward-Thinking Schools Begin With Forward-Thinking Design
By: Larry Spang and Emily Grandstaff-Rice. Arrowstreet, a Boston-based architecture and design firm, is dedicated to accentuating schools’ missions through thoughtful and strategic design, creating customized spaces that support today’s teaching styles and emphasize educational facilities’ unique purposes.
Creating a Makerspace That Works
Jamie Back shares her recent learnings about setting up, maintaining, and working with students and faculty in her school’s makerspace.
The Value of a STEM/Humanities Partnership
STEM/humanities partnerships are a great way to model the importance of valuing the diversity that all disciplines bring to the table.