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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 beginning coders gain confidence and advanced coders reach for the stars. Download the

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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 of the U.S. workforce, only 25% of these women hold jobs in STEM. Even

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16
Feb

Waiting on a Pandemic to a Post Pandemic Outlook

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 instruction during the pandemic and where I see those experiences moving post pandemic. So, when educators across the country were planning to begin teaching in the
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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 successfully learning remotely, we’ve also discovered that new virtual models, when used intentionally, can reach more students than ever
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4
Dec

Computer Science Education Week: Get All Students Involved!

December 7-14 #CSEdWeek  As you plan to celebrate Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) in your hybrid or remote classrooms next week, check out these great (and 100% free) educational resources for making it a learning experience everyone will remember.   The annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity in computer science education, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field, has an important theme this year: To shine a light

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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 4th grade, 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 introduced as a missing link within our district for elementary students to gain

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