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).
EiE Resources for Teachers | Engineering Design Process | Create a Generation of Problem Solvers | Engineering Activities | Mass STEM Week | Learn.EiE | Wednesday, October 26
BioTech Engineering Design Challenge for Grades 6–8
Happy MASS STEM Week! Today, Monday October 17th marks the beginning of the annual MASS STEM Week, a coordinated effort to boost the interest, awareness, and ability for all learners to envision themselves in STEM education and future careers. This year’s theme is “See Yourself in STEM,” with a particular focus on the power of mentoring.
Out-of-School time | EiE Resources for Teachers | Early Childhood STEM Education | Classroom Organization | EiE Teaching Tips | Digital Storybooks | Engineering in Elementary STEM Education | Afterschool | Create a Generation of Problem Solvers | Learn.EiE | EiE Families | Wednesday, August 10
Top Tips for Back to School Success
As elementary educators, you know the importance of being prepared, especially as you prepare to teach STEM. To help you get ready for the coming school year, we’ve gathered our top quick tips for teachers returning to the classroom.
Out-of-School time | EiE Resources for Teachers | EiE Teaching Tips | Engineering Everywhere | Afterschool/Summer Camp | Engineering Adventures | Engineering is Elementary | Learn.EiE | Tuesday, June 7
Top Tips for Summer STEM Learning
Are you ready to keep your kids engaged with STEM learning and fun this summer? Our flexible OST curricula is specifically designed to meet the needs of out-of-school time educators and their students. Check out this list of our top picks for summer STEM learning.
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
Free Ways to Boost STEM and CS Learning
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.