We know elementary school is a critical time for students’ career interests. By the end of fifth grade, some students have already decided to pursue a career in STEM, while others have concluded such a career is “unthinkable” (DeWitt, 2011). The good news is that teaching about professions at the elementary level can affect this trajectory: students with greater knowledge of STEM careers are more likely to aspire to careers in those fields. (Blotnicky, 2018).
Out-of-School time | Early Childhood STEM Education | EiE Teaching Tips | Implementing EiE | Engineering for All | Afterschool/Summer Camp | Create a Generation of Problem Solvers | Engineering Activities | Computer Science | Careers for Engineers | Learn.EiE | Thursday, May 19
EiE has a suite of free resources to help you promote STEM and computer science learning all year long! From at-home and on-the-go activities to in-class resources, we have videos, downloadables and more available to build cross-curricular connections anytime, anywhere.
EiE Resources for Teachers | Implementing EiE | Engineering for All | Engineering in Elementary STEM Education | Afterschool/Summer Camp | Engineering Adventures | STEM Implementation | EiE for Families | Careers for Engineers | National Engineers' Week | Tuesday, February 22
This National Engineers Week, February 20th to the 26th, take a moment to celebrate all of the engineers and future engineers in your life!
EiE Resources for Teachers | Computer Science | Careers for Engineers | Latin Heritage Month | Spanish Resources | Thursday, October 14
Earlier this month, we offered a free download of one of our digital STEM storybooks, Mariana Becomes a Butterfly, as part of our celebration of Latinx Heritage. Did you know we have more resources available in both Spanish and English? Here are a few more to explore!
Early Childhood STEM Education | Engineering for All | Create a Generation of Problem Solvers | Careers for Engineers | Tuesday, August 31
We’re celebrating engineering fields as part of the launch of EiE Careers for Engineers, a new online experience for kids to explore STEM careers. One career featured on our interactive Careers quiz is computer science engineering!