This booklet encompasses the full array of services offered by Grand Canyon University for K-12 schools. It is a testament to GCU’s continuing commitment to serving not only schools, but the educators, students,… read more →
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!
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.
Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It’s a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math-contest types. The club is designed for after-school programs, libraries, or anywhere kids come together to learn and have fun.
Showcasing one lesson appropriate for youth by grade (Pre-K through 8th grade) and by topic (9th through 12th), this is the Kitchen Community’s list of quality STEM activities. Many of these activities can be modified and be used for youth in a variety of grades.
The STEM in the Garden curriculum consists of a series of 6 Modules. The order of the modules loosely follows the growing season/school year.
Though you can follow this order, all of these activities can easily be done at any time of the year to fit with your needs.
PreventObesity.net is an online network offering free tools, services and support to the people and organizations that are working to ensure children everywhere can eat healthier and become more physically active.
Afterschool Matters is a national, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting professionalism, scholarship and consciousness in the field of afterschool education. The journal serves those involved in developing and managing programs for youth during the out-of-school time hours and those engaged in research and in shaping youth development policy.
Jr. Scientists will develop observation skills to encourage viewing the Sonoran Desert up-close and through many perspectives. Jr. Scientists will look at the Sonoran Desert and interpret the interconnections to sustain a habitat for both people and animals. They then will learn how to conduct a field study to further develop observation skills while collecting, comparing and discussing data. Jr. Scientists will explore the diversity of plant life, the water cycle and water usage as well as birds, animals and solar energy.
The goal of the Literacy Strategies After School: A Teaching and Learning Strategies Guide is to support after school program managers and staff working with children in grades 1-6 to provide meaningful literacy-related activities that are in alignment with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the area of English Language Arts (ELA). It offers a set of teaching and learning strategies, and lesson suggestions related to (1) Reading: Literature; (2) Reading: Informational Text; (3) Foundational Skills for Reading; (4) Writing; (5) Speaking and Listening; and (6) Language.