Bringing Diverse STEM Role Models to Classrooms
Are you challenged with bringing real-world applications for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) into your classroom? Are you feeling like you don't have enough resources, tools and/or expertise to deliver on this challenge? Would you love for your STEM lessons to also bring diverse role models and mentors to your classroom? This information was presented at a panel at SXSWEdu 2017.
Here are free and low-cost resources that have been used with success across the country.
Computer Programming Resources
- Scratch - sample programming language blocks and tutorials for beginning programmers
- Code.org - fun site for understanding programming concepts
- Arduino Tutorial and Starter Kit - learn how to work with electronics and microcontrollers
- Cubelets - Robotics for Kids
Family Engagement Resources
- Family Creative Learning- resources for learning together as designers and innovators
Potential Mentor Sources
Non-profits and professional organizations with STEM focus can be a great source for both mentors and curriculum ideas.