While not possible to capture every innovative STEM learning story across the country, these articles seek to capture the breadth and depth of the work happening in states and communities and provide powerful testimonials that help make the case for more quality afterschool STEM programs.
As part of EiE’s new Cisco-supported Digital Profession Development Initiative (above), the EiE team is creating EiE Webinars that introduce classroom and afterschool educators to K-8 engineering education. The first webinar in the series, “Introduction to Engineering for Out-of-School-Time Programs,” is now available.
This 45-minute, on-demand session is a great way to jumpstart your knowledge of EiE’s Engineering Adventures and Engineering Everywhere curricula. Watch it and share it!
With over 100K resources, PBS LearningMedia is a great destination for educators to access high-quality, trusted digital content and solutions that will inspire youth and transform learning.
SciJinks is all about weather. Short for Science Hijinks, SciJinks is a joint NOAA and NASA educational website that puts fun and adventure into learning about weather, satellite meteorology, and Earth science. The activities are geared toward middle- and high-school aged kids and their educators.
The Walking Classroom is a national award-winning education program that provides students and teachers with an innovative way to get exercise without sacrificing instructional time. The nonprofit program’s “Walk, Listen, and Learn” methodology capitalizes on the favorable link between exercise and cognitive function.
They’ve released a new podcast series highlighting science careers, available for free without the Walking Classroom Kits. Download the free podcasts and lesson plans from their site based on the person and their career. Walk, listen and learn about various career possibilities.
STEM on the Cheap was one of our most popular workshops at the 204 and 2015 School’s Out, Make it Count! Arizona Statewide Out-of-School Time Conferences, giving attendees the ability to enrich their STEM programming without breaking the bank.
Presenters Eric Larsen and Curt Peters of Arizona 4-H have generously offered to share their workshop handouts for those of you unable to attend.
Included are 35 STEM activities that can easily be incorporated into your program without requiring additional funding.
Download >> STEM on the Cheap 1.0 Activities
Download >> STEM on the Cheap 2.0 Activities