Challenge to Girls to Demonstrate Exceptional Math Talents
Each fall at MIT, nearly 300 young female mathematicians in grade 11 or below compete in Advantage Testing Foundation’s challenging test of mathematical creativity and insight. The goal is to promote gender equity in the STEM professions and to encourage young women with exceptional potential to become mathematical and scientific leaders.
Virtual Summer Camps to Keep Children’s Minds Active
Parents and children will find a wide variety of engaging camp activities to take part in when they dive into Camp Wonderopolis. Some of the activities revolve around STEM-field careers, others are designed to boost literacy and comprehension, and still others to help foster and improve critical thinking and creativity in young minds.
Imagineering in a Box is designed to pull back the curtain to show students in middle school and high school how artists, designers, and engineers work together to create theme parks. The program, from Khan Academy, takes a behind-the-scenes look with Disney Imagineers and makes it an active learning experience by weaving together videos and exercises into lessons that culminate in student-driven projects.
Neuroscience Training and Resources for Science Teachers and Students
A unique program for K–12 science teachers, BrainU provides neuroscience training, materials, and staff support to bring brain science to students. In BrainU’s professional workshops, participants receive updates on the latest neuroscience research—discussion is complemented with hands-on activities and lab work.
The TESOL Teacher of the Year Award was created by TESOL and National Geographic Learning to recognize and pay tribute to exceptional English language teachers at all levels. Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to create a supportive and encouraging learning environment by providing quality language instruction based on well-articulated theory, philosophy, educational research, and best practices.
Digital Games to Increase Understanding of Chemistry Through Play
Developed by PlayMada Games, Collisions helps high school students visualize and interact with chemistry concepts through engaging and challenging digital games that integrate with the chemistry curriculum.
Readers who long imagined themselves in Harry Potter’s world have a chance to immerse themselves in another fictional universe created by J.K. Rowling. The author is releasing The Ickabog, a new story for young readers, for free online.
Open-Ended STEAM-based Challenges Fostering Creativity and Curiosity
All kindergarten through university-level students worldwide are invited to participate in Destination Imagination’s (DI) open-ended STEAM-based challenges by forming teams of up to seven members, selecting their preferred Challenge, and working together to develop a solution.
The Bill of Rights Institute (BRI) is helping teachers plan for the upcoming academic year with free, engaging resources and programs. On July 6, in partnership with Rice University’s Open Stax, BRI will launch Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness, an open educational resource for high school US history.
Free Online Course Teaching the Basics of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
In spring 2018, Reaktor, an AI and tech partner in Finland, and University of Helsinki came together with the aim of helping people be empowered, not threatened, by artificial intelligence. Together, they built Elements of AI to teach the basics of artificial intelligence to people from a wide range of backgrounds.
The Meeting House, in New York City, has created a new Virtual Playground where children can join together online with their real-world friends in an interactive space. The Playground is updated each day by adding original and curated content in diverse formats, including video, music, art, games, downloads, links, activities, yoga lessons, and storytelling.
Program Conveying the Importance of Science in Daily Life
The Virtual Koshland Science Museum, now part of the National Academy of Sciences’ LabXprogram for students, offers a beautiful interactive feature on the anatomy of the human brain. LabX also presents a collection of online experiences.
Produced by Historic Hudson Valley, People Not Property introduces students, teachers, and the interested public to the history of Northern enslavement, separate from the more familiar history of antebellum Southern slavery, by exploring history through personal stories.
Guidance for Providing a Safety Net for Students with Disabilities
EducatingAllLearners offers guidance to help special education teachers provide remote lessons. The site, an effort for educators by educators, was launched by more than 30 organizations, including the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
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