STEAM Program Transforming Learners into Innovators
TinkRworks’ standards-aligned supplemental STEAM program reinforces core learnings through a multidisciplinary curriculum that includes projects and individual student kits. The STEAM-X curriculum is tailored for classrooms and remote or hybrid settings. Using a combination of standards-aligned K–8 supplemental curricula with innovative STEAM project kits, STEAM-X promotes cross-curricular connections to art, engineering, design, science, math, and data analysis. The STEAM project kits build on skills that students learn as they progress. Projects range from programming sensors that measure the moisture content of potted plants (for second-grade students) to designing, building, and flying quadcopter drones (for sixth-grade students). Students can use these personalized kits at home and continue customizing and extending their learning beyond the classroom. Integrated STEAM (iSTEAM) is TinkRworks’ standards-aligned K–8 STEAM program specifically crafted to run in new or existing makerspaces. iSTEAM allows students to utilize all elements of the innovation cycle, starting from design and fabrication to assembly, electronics integration, coding, and testing.
Plus: TinkRworks offers a STEAM webinar for educators. During the hour-long webinar, educators will learn how to bring STEAM to life in the classroom by getting hands-on with a TinkRworks project call LaunchPad. No prior coding or electronics experience is needed. Sessions are ongoing through October 2021. Each session is $25, and participants receive in the mail their own interactive LaunchPad prior to the webinar. After the webinar, participants will receive LaunchPad curricula.
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is being celebrated around the world from December 6 to 12, 2021, as a way to promote computer science across the enterprise with students, families, educators, businesses, and communities. During CSEdWeek, educators and families are encouraged to organize an Hour of Code to recognize the importance of inspiring students of all ages to better understand computer science and codingconcepts, and advocate for equity. Here is a sampling of resources and events to help guide participation in CSEdWeek.
Through innovative and experiential education programs for K–12 students from under-resourced communities, Learning Undefeated sparks interest in STEM careers, building the workforce that will drive the innovation economy and bridging school, community, health, and business.
Students can take a 360-degree virtual tour of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at California Institute of Technology. Through the virtual tour, students can explore key areas of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.