• The use of gaming for student-centered learning eliminates constraints, increases engagement, boosts collaboration and empowers students to find answers through deep and rich experiences.

    How to Use Games to Juice up Science Lessons

    The use of gaming for student-centered learning eliminates constraints, increases engagement, boosts collaboration and empowers students to find answers through deep and rich experiences. 05/23/2018 Read More

  • Skills Deficit Will Imperil U.S. Economy by 2030

    Skills Deficit Will Imperil U.S. Economy by 2030

    For all the talk of technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics doing away with the human element in corporate life, well trained human beings are still an essential ingredient. In fact, if the current skills gap remains unplugged, by 2030 the world will see "tens of millions of unfilled jobs and trillions of dollars in unrealized revenue," according to a new study. 05/23/2018 Read More

  • U.S. Education Straggling in AI, Robotics Readiness

    U.S. Education Straggling in AI, Robotics Readiness

    According to a recent study, "intelligent automation" is boosting the relevance of STEM skills as well as soft skills. However, just a few countries are investing in deep changes to school curricula or teacher training that will be useful in preparing future workers. The United States isn't ranked high among them. 05/22/2018 Read More

  • $4.6 Million STEM Ed Grant to Help Expand Feeder Program

    The Richardson Independent School District (RISD) is expanding a successful STEM education program for more than 10,000 students with the help of a $4.6-million grant from a private partner. 05/22/2018 Read More

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    Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of May 21, 2018)

    The early bird deadline for the Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant Program is two weeks away! 05/21/2018 Read More

  • At Skill Station 4, students unbox and set up a Makey Makey. Students then experiment with this tool testing conductive and non-conductive materials. Next, students are presented with a challenge for Days 2 and 3 to create a game controller utilizing the Makey Makey using craft supplies and found objects to the game that they developed using Scratch at Skill Station 3. The Makey Makey controller emulated the controller found in their game — up, down, right and left arrows, space and click.

    Making Space for Makerspaces

    Pop-up makerspaces have allowed project-based learning to grow and blossom. Using higher-order thinking skills, students are given the opportunity to problem-solve, ask questions, think, create, innovate, fix and revise. A new set of learning theories have popped up as well. Innovation and design theory have become a way of learning, with entrepreneurship at the helm. 05/15/2018 Read More

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    Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of May 14, 2018)

    Letters of inquiry for ESA Foundation STEM Grants are due tomorrow! 05/14/2018 Read More

  • Fewer STEM Courses in Minority-Majority High Schools

    Report: Fewer STEM Opportunities in High Schools with Large Underrepresented Populations

    The 2015-2016 Civil Rights Data Collection is a survey of all public schools and school districts in the country that measures student access to courses, programs, staff and resources affecting education equity and opportunity for students. 05/10/2018 Read More

  • VictoryVR, a company that creates virtual reality curriculum for grades 5–12, will be making its science content available for the Oculus Go beginning this summer.

    VR Ed Company Targets Low-Cost Oculus Go for Science Units

    VictoryVR, a company that creates virtual reality curriculum for grades 5–12, will be making its science content available for the Oculus Go beginning this summer. 05/09/2018 Read More

  • 150 Teams to Compete in 2018 C-STEM RoboPlay Challenge

    150 Teams to Compete in 2018 C-STEM RoboPlay Challenge

    The C-STEM curriculum is in use across the country and is designed to help students who have struggled in conventional STEM classes and to help close the achievement gap. 05/09/2018 Read More

  • Cornell Hosts Elementary and Middle School Girls for Math Competition

    Many of the participants were members of the Ithaca Girls' Math Circle, a Cornell Math Department outreach program offering a range of math education opportunities for local K-12 students. 05/09/2018 Read More

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