Creating Hive Pathways to STEM Success

Posted & in Educator Innovator Blog, Hive Learning Network, Partners.

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 […]

Hack Your Notebook

Posted & in Educator Innovator Blog, NEXMAP.

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 […]

Genius Hour and the Global Cardboard Challenge

Posted & in Educator Innovator Blog, Partners.

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, […]

The Impact of Afterschool STEM Programs

Posted & in Afterschool Alliance, Educator Innovator Blog, Partners.

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 […]

P-Tech Schools: The Remaking of Career, Technical Education

Posted & in DML, Educator Innovator Blog.

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 […]