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
  • - fun site for understanding programming concepts
  • codeacademy - programming language tutorials (JavaScript, C-Sharp, Ruby, Python) for beginning programmers
  • Arduino Tutorial and Starter Kit - learn how to work with electronics and microcontrollers
  • Cubelets  - Robotics for Kids

Family Engagement Resources


EdTech Tools to Connect Professionals to Students

ImpactEducation - bringing hands-on STEM to classes at a fraction of the cost

Nepris - connecting industry professionals to every classroom

Riipen - enables emerging talent to showcase their skills to future employers