Perspective From the Road: Student Resources Are Not Gifts

Four weeks ago, 40 educators, administrators, advocates, and the Washington STEM team, including myself, hopped aboard a bus to explore STEM education across Washington. This particular trip was geared towards a large state-wide representation of STEM education in various communities in southern and eastern Washington. Our goal? To spend three days immersed in communities around Washington […]

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Support Computer Science with Code.org

Computer science helps provide the foundation for students to grapple with and succeed in a world that is rapidly changing. With computer science principles helping guide that change, a robust computer science education is more important than ever.   Enter Code.org, a  nonprofit whose goals consist of expanding access to computer science and increasing participation […]

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Code with Princess Leia and Minecraft!

Have you ever thought about participating in the Hour of Code? Students, teachers, and parents are guaranteed to have FUN while learning the building blocks of computer science. WHY: Every time we check a text on our smartphone, play Minecraft or swipe our credit card at a store, we’re engaging with a product of computer science. […]

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“Steel” these Lesson Plans!

“That’s great, but when am I ever going to use it?”   Nothing is more of a counter to that most dreaded question posed by students than a lesson based on what’s happening on the production floors of local companies. That’s why last spring, Washington STEM partnered with Nucor Steel to work with teachers to […]

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