The US Departmentof Education has launched CTE Mission: CubeSat, a national challenge to inspire high school students to build technical skills for careers in space and beyond. Students from across the country are invited to design and build prototypes of CubeSats (cube satellites), or satellites that aid in space research, bringing space missions out of the clouds and into the classroom.
Prepare for the unknown in impactful and highly relevant online professional development. Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) has developed new and redesigned online programs tailored to meet the critical needs of educators in this moment. Whether you prefer a short-term asynchronous workshop, or a longer-length institute featuring live components, HGSE’s online programs are designed to fit a variety of schedules and learning preferences. Follow this link to learn more: hgse.me/online2020
SMASH, the signature education program of the Kapor Center, empowers dedicated students of color with an intensive science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, culturally relevant coursework, and access to resources and social capital that allow them to be successful in college and their careers.
In smaller rural schools, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education can face troublesome barriers. In our K–12 district of 730 students, we have many of the common obstacles, including limited funds, no extra faculty, and an already overloaded class schedule. These three join arms to block us from using any of the really cool programs we’d like to. Other institutions sing praises of cutting-edge programs and share their successes. Meanwhile, rural schools are trying to figure out how to educate equally deserving kids in STEM.
CovEducation, an online platform created by students from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pairs college undergraduate and postgraduate student mentors with K–12 students affected by school closures during the novel coronavirus pandemic.