3DBear’s 2018 STEAM Summer Camp– Augmented Reality provides training for 3DBear’s innovative product 3DBear AR (Augmented Reality), a gamified learning application that allows users to implement virtual 3D models in a real living environment. For a limited time, 3DBear will be accepting proposals from qualified educational institutions to receive free annual licenses of the newest release of its augmented reality teaching tool 3DBear AR App. The grant is open to any learning institution in the United States working with students who are engaged in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) programs to develop skills in these areas, as well as to build collaborative problem-solving skills. Each grant provides access to 3DBear for one year from the date of award (March 1, 2018). The license will provide access for up to 200 students and includes professional development and ongoing support for up to 10 teachers and staff. Planning and professional development will occur from March to June, with summer camps in June or July. Also included is continued use of the software throughout the 2018–2019 school year. Three 2018 STEAM Summer Camp Grants will be awarded nationwide.
Deadlines: February 14, 2018, for applications; winners notified by March 1, 2018
Learn to Code with El Chavo is a freeeducational game from Televisa for five- to eight-year-old children to learn about the logic behind computer coding through the characters of El Chavo del Ocho (often shortened to El Chavo), a Mexican television sitcom that gained enormous popularity in Latin America and Spain, as well as in the United States.
TheWoodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship supports teaching certification and a master’s degree in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) teaching field for career changers and recent graduates with STEM backgrounds. The goal of the teaching fellowship program is to recruit, train, and retain the nation’s best and brightest STEM teachers.
School systems across the country should do more to ensure that current and former English language learners have access to STEM education, a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine finds. The report follows up on a 2017 study that detailed how under-resourced schools and underprepared educators hinder efforts to help students learn English.