As our students continue to return to their classrooms, educators everywhere are reporting that their learners are experiencing anxiety, have trouble concentrating and are struggling with their work. Supporting learners’ social emotional needs has always been important but, after the disjointed last year, the need to tune in to these elements of their education is all the more essential.
EiE Teaching Tips | Implementing EiE | Create a Generation of Problem Solvers | Computer Science | EiE for Families | Monday, May 17
Research-backed strategies for teaching CS:1. Provide visuals. Support student understanding with visual examples, instructions, and explanations. Start with lots of scaffolding, and gradually remove it as students progress.
→ Classroom Application: Download EiE’s free Coding Block Reference Sheet for Scratch Use this visual resource to support all students, especially English Language Learners, as they solve problems, collaborate, and learn new CS vocabulary.
EiE Teaching Tips | Implementing EiE | Early Engineering | Create a Generation of Problem Solvers | Engineering Activities | Wednesday, April 21
Each year, as we prepare to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, we consider how we can be doing more for our earth and environment. One thing we can do now is not let ourselves be limited to one day and, instead, take the challenge to celebrate Earth Month — a growing initiative to spread awareness of our Earth more than once a year.
Out-of-School time | EiE Teaching Tips | Afterschool | Afterschool/Summer Camp | Create a Generation of Problem Solvers | Friday, April 16
Make the most of summer school this year with extended learning opportunities that focus on more than just repeating content. As we return to the classroom, it’s so important to plan to address the academic and social impacts of the last year.
EiE Teaching Tips | EiE Research Results | Create a Generation of Problem Solvers | Tuesday, April 13
While there is no singular solution to providing equitable, high-quality learning experiences for our youngest learners, we do know that by supporting proactive policies, professional development, and selecting research-based STEM curricula, we can better prepare the next generation of problem solvers. But with preschool program enrollment declines ranging from 15% to 41% during the 2020-2021 pandemic school year according to the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), how can we continue to bridge the gaps caused from these inequitable learning opportunities?