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21st Century Themes

21st Century Themes include Global Awareness; and Environmental, Financial, Civic, and Health Literacy.

lego stem education

Apr 15, 2019

Entry

Coding/Robotics Tool for Developing STEAM Skills

LEGO Education’s new SPIKE Prime Set is a STEAM learning tool for students in grades 6–8. Combining colorful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch, SPIKE Prime continuously engages students through playful learning activities to think critically and solve complex problems, regardless of their learning level.

Equity in the Classroom

Apr 05, 2019

Blog

Checking our Systems for Equity: Six Practical Ideas

As teachers, we must check our systems for equity each time we walk into our classrooms. The key word here is “systems,” for without thoughtful practices, even the most well-intentioned among us fall into the old traps of expediency, implicit bias, and tradition. Here are a few practical structures I use as equity checks that take very little time to implement.

Mar 29, 2019

Blog

Stayin’ Alive: Reflecting on Power of Poetry

By Stacey James McAdoo

“Poetry didn’t save my life; it saved yours.” This quote has been dancing around in my head for several days now. The poet who spoke these words meant them quite literally. If it had not been for the countless hours he spent developing, drafting, and delivering his words, he very well could have been out in the streets up to no good. Additionally, without the impact of his poetic words, someone else’s life may have been negatively impacted or even lost. This sentiment, though on the negative end of the spectrum, still communicates an important message: poetry is powerful, and it changes and saves lives.

NASA Women Podcast

Mar 15, 2019

Entry

Inspirational Stories from Female Role Models in STEM Fields

Women @ NASA features short films that explore the careers and backgrounds of career women who work for NASA in each of the STEM areas. The website includes a collection of 64 videos and essays from women across the agency who contribute to NASA’s mission in many different ways.

Science Simulation Lab Online

Feb 15, 2019

Entry

Virtual Science Labs, Anytime, Anywhere

Steven Wang got into the tech field about seven years ago—as a pre-adolescent. Now, at 17, he has a concrete vision for how he wants to use technology to transform the learning experiences of students all over the world. He is CEO and cofounder of a startup company called Realism that offers virtual labs in physics, chemistry, and biology.

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