STEAM

19 Grants for Teachers to Fund STEAM Classrooms and Projects

As an educator, you have dozens of exciting ideas and projects that you would love to introduce to your classroom. However, your budget might only account for a fraction of your dreams. Student fundraisers can only go so far and you can’t cover all of these expenses out of your own pocket. Fortunately, there are …

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Why Learning to Code Needs to Be Your New Year’s Resolution

The importance of kids learning coding and computer science in school is catching on worldwide. They ensure kids are ready for a future where these skills will be more and more vital.  But what about grown-ups? Learning basic coding and programming concepts can enrich our lives, too! Whether it’s opening up career options, practicing critical …

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Education Equity Update: What CS4All Means for NYC Computer Science Students and Teachers

The past few years have been a whirlwind for New York City educators and computer science teachers. Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Education decided to focus on creating CS education equity, and rolled out a plan for computer science classes across city schools.  Where does this leave teachers in the NYC school …

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Grants in the Garden State: New Jersey’s CS State Plan Sets Aside $2 Million

With Governor Phil Murphy’s recent announcement of the Computer Science State Plan, New Jersey became the thirteenth state to outline a concrete plan for computer science education implementation. Developed by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) with guidance from the Computer Science Advisory Board, the plan’s goal is to provide equitable access to high-quality, …

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20 STEAM Scholarships Teachers Can Recommend to Their Students

Teachers can tell which students have a strong passion for STEAM subjects. Their eyes light up when they learn and they keep coming up with new ideas and projects to work on. Fortunately, there are organizations across the country that want to support this passion. From intense science competitions with strict judges to local business …

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STEAM After School: 9 Exciting Programs for Los Angeles Students

Whether it’s shooting hoops or playing video games, there are a million ways kids everywhere spend time after school. Children in Los Angeles have another option, as well. After-school STEAM programs are a great way to keep kids entertained and engaged while preparing them for future careers.  Here’s a roundup of the leading after-school STEAM …

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California Pushes to Add More Computer Science Classes for All Students

California teachers and administrators have been busy this summer. Educators from across the state have been working on initiatives set by the state Board of Education to increase the number of computer science courses and opportunities for K-12 students.  While it is generally agreed by parents and teachers that computer science in education is essential, …

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African American Pioneers: Innovative Minds, Then and Now

Last year, we shared the stories of 16 historic black inventors and scientists to inspire the kids in your classroom. These are people who are not always recognized for their efforts, yet their influence shapes the industries they worked in to this day. This made us wonder, who are the modern day inventors and innovators inspiring …

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20 Organizations Engaging Kids with Autism in STEAM

While our understanding of what it means to have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to grow, many people with autism still have a hard time navigating their communities. As a result, some kids with ASD have a hard time in school, and might even reject the learning environment entirely because it doesn’t accommodate their needs. …

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