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NEW Design Thinking Activity from the Ford STEAM Lab! Challenge Students to Use Empathy in Problem-Solving

NEW Design Thinking Activity from the Ford STEAM Lab! Challenge Students to Use Empathy in Problem-Solving

Design Thinking as a Strategy to Teach Empathy Searching for new ways to excite students about STEAM learning this summer? Introduce Designed to Shine in your next summer camp or summer school class! Developed in partnership with the Ford STEAM Lab, this hands-on lesson challenges students to use Design Thinking to create a prototype of

Get Off the Bench and Into the Game with Special Guest Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown!

One Week Left to Register: A Numbers Game: Data-Driven Decision-Making and Video Game Development! RUN the numbers, PASS the insights, and SCORE the skills needed to create the magic of Madden with the NEW Virtual Field Trip. We are taking students behind-the-scenes of EA SPORTS to learn how DATA dominates video game development with special guest Antonio

Help Them Find Their Fit

In our previous post, we looked at resources to help students develop their academic resume and personal statement.  This week, let’s focus in on assisting students to find what they’re passionate about and translating that into career path goals. Identifying these goals before defining a path for after high school can help students find a

Embrace the #PowerOfEcon April 26th

Econ Essentials Several years ago, I began incorporating more economic concepts into the Entrepreneurship course I teach at Mansfield High School. I wanted my students to truly understand how the outside world would affect their small businesses. They needed to know the basic economic concepts of supply and demand, how production costs are calculated, and

Bring the Magic of Madden to Life with a NEW Virtual Field Trip

  A Numbers Game: Data-Driven Decision-Making and Video Game Development! Did you know that more than 400 people work on Madden NFL every year – that’s enough to field more than seven football teams! Fun statistics are just the start of what students will learn in this exclusive look at the data that helps create

Positioning Students for the Future

In our previous post, we looked at resources to help students and families understand the true cost of college and research different types of financial aid.  This week, we focus in on student self-advocacy and how they can put their best foot forward for admissions recruiters. Resumes aren’t just something used when seeking employment. Building

10 Ways to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month from the Cha-Ching Band!

The lively cartoon band, Cha-Ching has lots of great ways to help you and your students celebrate Financial Literacy Month. Here’s their top countdown of greatest hits! 1.Press Play! Listen to one (or all!) of Cha-Ching’s 17 music videos which teach kids the basics of financial literacy. 2. Join us for a-rockin’ good time in

Keeping Your Students Active & Healthy

Even though NFL players are in the off-season, you and your class can still get in an NFL workout and learn about the science of physical activity. The American Heart Association and the National Football League, working together with Discovery Education, have created resources to help your class get moving. To see how you might

Science Fair Central

As creation and science fair time approaches, the Science Fair Central website is a rich resource of ideas for projects of investigation.  For me, it is a year-round resource for maker activities, local workshop events, and inspiration. As an educator, I was first drawn to the Science Fair Central website to participate in the Home

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