Program That Brings the Built Environment into the Classroom
The National Building Museum brings the museum’s educators into classrooms around the nation through livestreamed programs. For example, the Why Engineering? program, designed for students in grades 4–9, investigates the role of engineers who work to make buildings stronger and safer. Students explore engineering and the ways engineers affect the places people live, work, and play. Students hear engineers describe their design process and explain the engineering principles behind projects they have completed in Washington, DC. Through interactive elements, students learn about the importance of creative problem solving and careers in engineering.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in May.
pi-top is an award-winning ecosystem that gives every learner the opportunity to be inspired by making.pi-top’s award-winning modular computing platform, supported by curriculum tools and software, brings computer science and multidisciplinary STEAM education to life. Learners are invited to work collaboratively on real-world challenges and projects using the pi-top physical computing and coding platform and develop creative, critical, and computational thinking skills. The new pi-top Learning System provides all the tools and support necessary to deliver the very best STEAM education to students. With the pi-top Learning System, educators can develop their students’ digital expertise and equip them with essential skills to thrive in the future. Attending ISTE 2018? Discover the pi-top Learning System at booth 812.
TECHNOLOchicas is an initiative of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Televisa Foundation designed to raise awareness among young Latinas and their families about opportunities and careers in technology.