A unique initiative is giving teachers and museum educators the chance to design programs that blend science and writing for youth, educators, and community members.
Posts Tagged: STEM
Supported by a 2014 LRNG Innovation challenge grant, some 200 students in rural New Mexico spent the spring and summer harvesting herbs, playing with lie detectors, and learning their way around Photoshop.
See how youth from socially and economically diverse backgrounds have come together, through an LRNG Innovation Challenge grant, to create micro networks that have given them opportunities to have a positive impact in their communities.
ASTC On Air—a new series from our partner, the Association of Science-Technology Centers—will kick things off with guest Rane Johnson-Stempson, principal research director at Microsoft. Johnson-Stempson will be discussing a new study on how girls perceive the effort necessary to get them into or to stay in STEM studies and careers.
This post originally appeared on Hive Chicago. How we can leverage a Hive network-effect to create pathways to STEM success for students from populations currently under-represented in STEM. As the Chicago Botanic Garden celebrates the 20th Anniversary of our #CollegeFirst20 program, I got to thinking about the impact the program has had on so many […]
Following Hack Your Notebook Day, a nationwide paper circuitry and applied STEM learning event held this summer that brought together makers from around the country, libraries and other connected learning spaces have continued “hacking” notebooks by holding independent events for diverse groups of learners around the country. In August, a group of teens gathered at […]
The following article was first published in The Storybook and focuses on how the Imagination Foundation’s Global Cardboard Challenge is being used to unleash the genius in every child. Before kids graduate from high school, they will spend more than 14,000 hours in the classroom. During this time, they’ll gain an understanding of reading, writing, […]
As educator innovators, you’re likely aware that exciting and innovative STEM learning often happens in out-of-school spaces. Within the afterschool field, STEM has been increasingly popular and today, many afterschool and summer programs include STEM as a standard part of their comprehensive programming. Afterschool providers recognize the importance of improved STEM education for their students […]
This was originally posted at DML Central For nearly four decades, economists have been discussing what is generally referred to as skill-biased technical change. That is, the degree to which technological transformations — computerization and automation — privileges high-skill workers over low-skill workers. Schools are under increasing pressure to design classrooms, curricula, and learning experiences […]
Every year a group of public high school students from all over Pittsburgh gathers at Winchester Thurston School for an afterschool course that teaches them how to program mobile apps. Some students might learn how to design a game. Others might learn how to create a painting program. And some might learn how to build […]