The CryptoClub Project in the Learning Sciences Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago develops classroom and web-based materials to teach cryptography and related mathematics to middle school students in informal settings. During a typical session, students are introduced to a cipher (method of encrypting) and then practice it through games and activities that involve secret messages.
At 3 p.m. (ET) on July 19, 2016, the Amazing Resources for Educators community on edWeb.net will host a webinar titled “How to Connect Science, Technology, Engineering, Robotics, Arts, and Math in the Classroom,” sponsored by Quill.com.
Destination Imagination (DI) aims to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. In 2016–2017, DI will offer seven standards-based Challenges: The Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning, and related skills.