Nonprofit NTC Research Foundation is joining forces with FIRST LEGO League Jr. and The National Theatre for Children to launch a first-of-its-kind national program that provides proven STEAM learning experiences for elementary school students. The program, dubbed Bee on the Team (BOTT), is launching in early 2017 with the aim of reaching more than 200,000 students in 500 elementary schools in need of hands-on STEAM enrichment education opportunities—in school, after school, and at home. BOTT will feature professional actors portraying bees, a bear, and an ant in an age-specific live theatrical event. Performed by The National Theatre for Children, the comedy performance will kick off the program and reach every student in every school. The program will also create FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams, including a school season pass and coaches for up to 144 students in every school. LEGO Education will provide WeDo 2.0 kits for all teams involved.
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 Virtual Koshland Science Museum, now part of the National Academy of Sciences’LabX program for students, offers a beautiful interactive feature on the anatomy of the human brain. LabX also presents a collection of online experiences.