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8 Sep

LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime: Opening New Doors with CoderZ Adventure!

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Equitable STEM and computer science opportunities are something that elementary educators have struggled to implement, myself included.  We are so focused on our core content areas like math and language arts, that finding the time and energy to implement a computer science progr...

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30 Aug

Computer Science in Iowa: 6 Easy Steps to Score up to $50,000 for Your District! *FREE GRANT APPLICATION TEMPLATE*

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Check out our FREE GRANT APPLICATION TEMPLATE for the Iowa Computer Science and PD Grant opportunity! Welcome to Iowa, the land of corn and opportunity! The newest opportunity: Funding for computer science in Iowa. Starting in 2021 high schools, middle schools, AND elementary schools must all of...

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26 Aug

Dr. Sharon Jones: Computer Science Advocate and Out-STEM-ing Educator

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Please enjoy our August Out-STEM-ing Teacher Feature, Dr. Sharon Jones of the Dottie Rose Foundation, and much more! Read our previous feature here! Imagine you had the chance to build the perfect advocate for computer science education. You’d start with a base of dedication sifted with a pinch...

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25 Aug

Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge: How to Change Your Classroom and Future

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#StepIntoSTEM CoderZ is working hard to accelerate students’ learning of STEM and computer science at an early age. Our new #stepintostem program challenges educators and students alike to use the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge to engage in STEM learning at a young age. We want to encourage ou...

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25 Aug

Why Self Management Matters and How to Incorporate it into your STEM Classroom

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This series of Social-Emotional articles is written by Victoria Kirgesner. Read the previous one here! Keep tabs for more free social emotional learning activities. Social Emotional Learning Activities In the last post, we looked at self-awareness and how you can bring this social-em...

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23 Aug

Engineers of the Future! See Yourself in Tomorrow with Amazon Future Engineer!

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In order for the future of the technology industry to adapt to the ever-growing and complex job market, the industry needs to focus on capturing a more diverse employee base. Right now, most science and tech fields are overwhelmingly led and operated by white and Asian males. The disparity of repres...

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18 Aug

How Self Awareness can Change the way you Teach for the Better

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This series of Social-Emotional articles is written by Victoria Kirgesner. Read the previous one here! Why do you need Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom Why do you need Social-Emotional Learning in the classroom? We’ve talked at length in the last few posts about what social-emoti...

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16 Aug

How STEM Changes the Way Students Think About the Future and Themselves

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By Derrick Shiroma, Robotics teacher at Kalākaua Middle School Validation came when my 8th-grade student realized that carrying cement didn’t have to be his future.  Two years ago, he was a 7th grader who struggled with his performance in his classes and consistently had low grades and eq...

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15 Aug

Why you HAVE to Teach Computer Science for All

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It is no secret that we are in the era of rapidly expanding knowledge and technologies, problem-solving acquisition, and humankind’s peak of critical thinking in computer science. Referred to as the Information Age, with a nod to other labels such as the Digital Age, the Computer Age, or even the ...

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14 Aug

Social Emotional Learning: Why and how does it fit with STEM?

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This series of Social-Emotional articles is written by Victoria Kirgesner. Read the previous one here! Many years ago now, while sitting in precalculus working on some homework at the end of class, I happened to overhear one of my classmates proclaim “I’m going to be an engineer, so I don’t...

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