The Wonderment is a global community that promotes awareness and action as youth explore the world around them. Young people submit their ideas for community-improvement projects to the site, and with each submission a “Wondermeter” rises higher. Once the Wondermeter reaches the top, an outside donor will fund the latest user-chosen project—for example, a water-sanitation project in a developing country. Through the site, youth can take their compassion and caring for others and crowdsource community-improvement projects around the world.
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.
The Design for Change (DFC) global movement was founded in 2009 by world-renowned educator Kiran Sethi, who believes that if young people are empowered and made to feel that they could take matters into their hands, they would change the world for the better.
Designed to boost interest and proficiency in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), the Samsung Solve for Tomorrowcontest challenges public school teachers and students in grades 6–12 to create solutions using STEAM skills that can be applied to help improve their community. All you have to do now is start thinking of a local or relevant issue that impacts your school. Once the next school year begins, Samsung will remind you to brainstorm a solution with your students for a chance to win a share of $2 million in Samsung technology for your school. Sign up now to receive Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest emails and updates, and be the first to know when the contest officially starts.