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19 May

Case Study: Knowledge is Power- Left Behind No More

Overview: Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) is the largest network of public charter schools in the U.S. KIPP serves predominantly Black and Latinx students across the country, as well as other students of color. The traditional approach to robotics teams (i.e., 10 students per team per schoo...

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14 May

Did You Hear The News? CoderZ is a 2021 CODiE Award Finalist!

CoderZ Named SIIA Education Technology 2021 CODiE Award Finalist forThe Best Coding and Computational Thinking Solution DERRY, N.H. – May 6, 2021 – Once again, CoderZ has earned prestigious industry recognition, this time as a finalist in the Best Coding and Computational Thinking category for t...

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11 Mar

Case Study: Knowledge is Power Program – LaGrange Highlands Middle School

Overview: LaGrange Highlands Middle School needed a virtual way to teach coding, robotics, and drone development. When COVID sent students home to learn, it adopted the CoderZ platform. 75% of the school’s STEM students signed up for CoderZ as soon as it was available. The platform helps ...

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3 Mar

5 Ways to Motivate Girls in STEM

Due to a variety of factors––such as the cultural bias that leads to lower confidence levels, fewer opportunities, and less access to STEM enrichment activities for girls––female students are less likely to engage in STEM subjects and choose STEM careers. While women make up nearly half o...

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16 Feb

Waiting on a Pandemic to a Post Pandemic Outlook

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1613493300455{margin-top: 30px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]I thought the best way to approach an article about teaching during a pandemic is to reflect on the experiences within my school district and how the district prepared us for preparing and delivering inst...

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16 Feb

How can virtual robotics competitions provide more seats at the table?

It would be an understatement to say that educational opportunities for students have been deeply impacted by the pandemic as these changes we’re now working through are undeniably uncomfortable, unfamiliar, and unforgettable. Even though we’ve discovered roadblocks that impede students from su...

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4 Dec

Computer Science Education Week: Get All Students Involved!

December 7-14 #CSEdWeek As you plan to celebrateComputer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek)in yourhybrid or remoteclassrooms next week, check out these great(and100%free)educationalresourcesformakingit alearningexperienceeveryone willremember. Theannual call to action to inspire K-12 students to le...

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30 Nov

May the 4th Grade Be With You: Why Computer Science Matters in Elementary

To understand why computer science matters in 4thgrade, I look at my own experiences teaching elementary students about computer science and engineering. Five years ago, I had the opportunity to be part of a new initiative my district wanted to implement called Comet Connect. Comet Connect was intro...

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30 Nov

How do you build a Learning Space for All? Low Floor, High Ceiling

The Importance of Inclusive STEM  Over the last two decades, STEM has become a buzzword synonymous with progressive 21st-century learning. First introduced by the National Science Foundation as a more palatable version of their STEM efforts, STEM education quickly became a measure of school per...

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30 Nov

SEL and STEM: How Can Coding Connect Kids…to Each Other?

In the virtual environment of remote instruction, teachers face the challenging task of connecting with students through the screen. The virtual environment loses a lot of personal interactions- good morning hugs are reduced to waves inside the confines of a zoom box. Congratulatory high fives after...

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