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Jun 19, 2020


Our Top 5 Resources in May 2020

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.

Learn about the history of slavery in the northern United States.

Jun 01, 2020


Stories of Slavery in the Colonial North

Produced by Historic Hudson Valley, People Not Property introduces students, teachers, and the interested public to the history of Northern enslavement, separate from the more familiar history of antebellum Southern slavery, by exploring history through personal stories.

Disney and Kahn Academy Imagineering materials.

Jun 01, 2020


Interdisciplinary Student-Driven Projects

Imagineering in a Box is designed to pull back the curtain to show students in middle school and high school how artists, designers, and engineers work together to create theme parks.  The program, from Khan Academy, takes a behind-the-scenes look with Disney Imagineers and makes it an active learning experience by weaving together videos and exercises into lessons that culminate in student-driven projects

May 29, 2020


Integrating STEM Across the Curriculum

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and maker education are viewed and defined differently no matter where you go. To me, the focus of any work in my STEM classes or in my makerspace is on the process and not the product. But STEM shouldn’t be viewed as a “special class” or a separate subject. There are ways to integrate STEM education and making throughout the school year and in every subject.

Make students aware of intolerance and hate.

May 15, 2020


Challenge for Connecting People and Building Empathy

Do your students have what it takes to recognize hate and to try to stop it? The Stronger Than Hate Challenge invites students aged 13–18 to create a video; write a poem, song, or blog; or produce a painting or piece of artwork that demonstrates the chosen medium’s potential to create a community that is stronger than hate.


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