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Environmental science, STEM, youth development and service stand as the pillars of Green Girls, which is run by New York City’s City Parks Foundation. The five-week course runs year-round in […]
Why is it important that social-emotional issues and unconscious biases are addressed? All of us have biases. It doesn’t matter who you are. But self-awareness becomes critical, particularly in schools. […]
To give students experience flying larger drones, educators at Duval High School near Washington, D.C., got creative. Federal Aviation Administration security restrictions limit unmanned aeronautic flights over sensitive locations. “We […]
The Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology program at Duval High School in Maryland recently graduated its first class of 43 students. For a senior research project, one of those students […]
On July 2, 2018, at 10:35 a.m., 25 middle school students in the Peoria, Illinois area had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to speak to an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. […]
Mamaroneck High School in New York recently launched a bee team—the first of its kind in the state—providing students a honey of an opportunity for hands-on science and engineering. A […]
At first, the class was like any other at Georgia’s Quitman County School District. Kids sat at desks while an adult lectured. Despite appearances, this was no ordinary lecture. Schneider […]
Every spring, Graham Local Schools fourth- and fifth-graders hatch and release trout during a unit that covers aquaponics, hydroponics and conservation. Older students raise corn and soybeans on a sustainable […]
A look at some of the STEM projects rural students participate in: Graham Local Schools (Ohio) Trout in the classroom: Fourth- and fifth-graders hatch and release trout, learn how to […]
An externship program run by the Oklahoma State Department of Education expanded this summer, allowing K12 teachers to gain professional STEM experiences they can bring back to the classroom. During […]
Advocates of design thinking in education know what you’ve heard. “Its hard to look at design thinking and not see it as a buzzword” says Ryan Bretag, director of instructional […]
Empathize: Gather information from users In action: Fourth-graders in Colorado solicited ideas from local residents to help their city redesign a local park. Define: Frame the problem In action: Administrators […]
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