EarthEcho brings modern-day explorers and trailblazers to students and classrooms with STEMExplore, a no-cost online destination featuring dozens of relatable, day-in-the-life interviews with scientists and engineers from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The cabinet of curiosities–themed portal is inspired by the vast collection of items from three generations of Cousteau explorers, including the legendary Jacques Cousteau. United Technologies Corporation is collaborating with EarthEcho International to bring STEM careers to life through videos that feature a broad range of scientific careers. The video profiles introduce the amazing people who go to work every day in jobs that unearth, study, create, or protect these kinds of curiosities.
Plus: EarthEcho International will partner with The Nature Conservancy for a live virtual event on April 19, 2017. The event, which is open to all middle and high schools across the US and internationally, will showcase the array of science and engineering career opportunities and the workforce’s diversity. The panelists will explore topics such as their journeys to become STEM professionals—what they love about their work, with a focus on nature or sustainability; how they are inspired; and what unique qualities students from underrepresented communities bring to the fields of conservation and sustainability. The panel will engage in discussions and a Q&A with the live-event audience through questions obtained via Twitter and YouTube Live.
First steps. First haircut. First day of school. Life is full of firsts. As you try to decide whether it’s time for another first, know that Sprint can help. Visitors to Sprint’s Kids First Phone webpage will find a readiness quiz, deciding factors, benefits of a phone for children, parent–child phone contract, and more.
Quill.comhelps educators launch the new year with fresh lesson plans and activities, as well as products, supplies, and technology to create engaging and positive learning environments. Teachers can put their students’ creativity into high gear with 3D models and other STEM activities. They can brush up on their professional growth efforts (and receive a CE certificate) with relevant webinars on topics such as “Teaching with Technology,” “Tech As a Learning Tool,” and “Creating Brain-Friendly Classrooms.” Quill’s Educator Resource Center grows by the day with sources to enrich STEM projects, grants to expand special programs, and links to access more than 85,000 classroom essentials.
Through its After School Advantage Program, International Game Technology (IGT) addresses the needs of underprivileged and at-risk children aged 5–18 with a meaningful, enjoyable technology-based learning experience in a safe environment during the critical afterschool hours.