Last week engineering was trending on twitter due to the hashtags #IAmAnEngineer and #ILookLikeAnEngineer. These hashtags are focused on breaking down stereotypes in engineering and promoting the many types of people who are engineers. Unfortunately, engineering is an industry that people often have a very fixed perception of what an “engineer” is and many students
Posted on behalf of John Hill, Executive Director, National Rural Education Association. As I travel around the country, I hear the concerns about opportunities for rural students to study the STEM areas, learn about STEM career opportunities, the availability of Internet and cell service, and the difficulties recruiting and retaining STEM teachers in rural areas.
Do you want to help the DEN make a difference? This year at the Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute in Washington D.C. the Leadership Council assembled STEM kits for a public school in the area. We are reaching out to you to share ideas that we could share with the children and on this blog
WIll you be #NOTatDENSI this year? There’s still plenty of ways to participate! On both Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll be broadcasting LIVE from DENSI2015 and would love to have you join us! No need to register, just join us at the official DENSI2015 Livestream page. The schedule is below, or you can find the
Over the month of June, iMake iLearn will be publishing a series of blog posts about 3D printing. Some of the posts are older posts that continue to be relevant to anyone new to 3D printing.
Kari Byron (Mythbusters, Head Rush) is incredibly passionate about science, and she’s joining an increasingly large number of educators, parents, and celebrities in urging young girls to brush aside “nerdy” stereotypes that have plagued them for years — and get them to explore STEM opportunities and careers. We caught up with Kari at SXSWedu this
On Tuesday evening Patti Duncan (@yoyosciteach) and I (@ktschutt) had the opportunity to showcase your Discovery Education Community in our Survey Says webinar series. The focus was STEM in the classroom, and the connections made during the event were phenomenal. We encourage you to follow, connect, and learn from these educators and share what you’re doing
You spoke; we listened. And, to celebrate and support you we designed the Survey Says webinar series. Please join us Tuesday, May 5 at 7pm ET for a special Teacher Appreciation Week edition where we will share “Celebrating STEM in the Classroom”. To see our previous posts from the series: http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2015/01/28/survey-says-creativity/ A certificate of
Infuse the MAKER Spirit into Your K-5 Classroom Has the springtime slump hit your classroom? Discovery Education and Elmer’s want to help bring back the excitement with free Maker activities from Science Fair Central. These fast and fun activities are hands-on to encourage scientific exploration and spark curiosity in your K-5 students! At www.ScienceFairCentral.com
Building A Culture of STEM Teaching & Learning From Vision to Practice Growing consensus and shared understanding around your STEM vision, culture and curriculum can be challenging. Having a long-term plan addressing the many stakeholders involved is critical, but where should you begin?