Siemens STEM Curriculum

BY THE Tom white & associates llc
  • Free Engineering Courses
  • Access to a free Software
  • Training for Teachers

FREE secondary school courses featuring curriculum with the intent of empowering students to develop their own solutions to the problem presented in each project. The use of project/problem based learning is the best approach to prepare students for what careers will demand in the future.  There is less emphasis on the mastery of procedures and more expectation for original thinking, collaboration among team members, and innovation by students.

Siemens STEM Curriculum
Video Overview of Siemens Curriculum


ITEEA Engineering by Design

BY THE International technology and engineering educators association
  • Grand Challenges for Engineering
  • Standards-based K-12 program that ensures that all students are technologically literate
  • Leadership and support

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators. Using constructivist models, students participating in the program learn concepts and principles in an authentic, problem/project-based environment. Through an integrative STEM environment, EbD™ uses all four content areas as well as English-Language Arts to help students understand the complexities of tomorrow.

ITEEA Engineering by Design


LinkEngineering

BY THE National Academy of Science on behalf of the national academy of engineering
  • Live Chats with Leaders in PK-12 Engineering Education
  • Shared Resources
  • Content for Students and Educators

The LinkEngineering website is an online community of educators interested in providing meaningful engineering experiences to PreK-12 students of all abilities. LinkEngineering is a community of educators working with PreK-12 students in classrooms or other settings. This includes – but is not limited to – teachers, teacher educators, and administrators. The site allows members to connect with each other and engineering education experts.

LinkEngineering


TeachEngineering

BY THE engineering university of colorado boulder
  • At Home Activities
  • Free Curriculum
  • Maker Challenges

TeachEngineering is a digital library comprised of standard-aligned engineering curricula for K-12 educators to make applied science and math come alive through engineering design. Educators have FREE access to our ever-growing collection of activities, lessons, units, maker challenges, sprinkles, and living labs.

TeachEngineering


Minnesota STEM Teacher Center

BY THE Scimathmn and the minnesota department of education
  • Tool Kits
  • STEM Course Materials

SciMathMN is a non-profit business, education partnership promoting quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Minnesota’s K-16 educational systems. SciMathMN partnered with the Minnesota Department of Education to develop Frameworks for the delivery of Minnesota’s mathematics and science standards, as well as the MN STEM Resource Teacher Center.

Minnesota STEM Teacher Center


getSTEM of Minnesota

BY THE getstem
  • Engage
  • Network
  • STEM Community Benefits

getSTEM is an online tool that has impacted over 66,000 students in Minnesota through hundreds of ASK | Offer connections between teachers and business professionals. getSTEM matches STEM needs with STEM resources in just minutes. Join us at getSTEM-mn.com and create a profile – then make an ask or offer.

getSTEM of Minnesota


EngineerGirl

BY THE national academy of engineering
  • College Preparation
  • Interviews with Successful Engineers
  • Contests

The EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.  Why girls and women?  Because despite an increase in female participation in many traditionally male-dominated professions such as medicine and law, women remain grossly under-represented in engineering.

EngineerGirl


Merlot

BY THE California state university system
  • Teaching Materials
  • Peer Reviews
  • Academic Discipline & Support Communities

MERLOT is another open education resource that houses curricular resources for all ages.  If you are looking for instant curricular resources, MERLOT is a great start for open educational content available to teachers.

Merlot


IBM Activity Kits: Volunteer Your Skills

BY IBM
  • Activity Kits
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Skill Building

MERLOT is another open education resource that houses curricular resources for all ages.  If you are looking for instant curricular resources, MERLOT is a great start for open educational content available to teachers.

IBM Activity Kits: Volunteer Your Skills


Ignite Afterschool

BY Ignite after school
  • Professional Development Training for Youth
  • After School Resources

We bring together resources, expertise and best practices to improve afterschool funding, access and quality across the state.We coordinate professional development and training to help youth workers be their very best (so youth get the most out of their after school experiences!) We listen to the broad field of afterschool to identify our most urgent shared needs, then work together to advocate for solutions that make the greatest impact.

Ignite Afterschool


NASA STEM Engagement

BY the national Aeronautics and space administration
  • At Home Activities
  • Interviews with NASA STEM Experts
  • Content for Students, Teachers, and Families

NASA STEM engagement has activities and opportunities selected by NASA experts for both students and educators. Here, you can take a virtual field trip, make things out of materials you have at home, download apps and simulations, or just learn something new!

NASA STEM Engagement


DCSTEM Network

BY the carnegie institution for science
  • Science Talent Search
  • Family Activity Workbooks
  • Student Experiences

The DC STEM Network was launched in 2014 as a collaboration between the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and the Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE). The DC STEM Network unites community partners to help inspire and prepare all DC youth to succeed, lead and innovate in STEM fields and beyond.

DCSTEM Network


Students SciTechsperience

BY the scitech internship program
  • Paid Internships
  • Networking
  • Hands-on Experiences

SciTechsperience is a free, state-funded program that connects STEM college students to a wide variety of paid internships in small to mid-sized Minnesota companies. Qualified companies receive a wage match that covers 50% of a STEM intern’s wages (up to $2,500), so they have a huge incentive to hire students registered with SciTechsperience. At least 200 spots are available in 2019-2020!

Students SciTechsperience


Scholarships for Engineering Students

BY the Best Colleges
  • Engineering Scholarships
  • College Outreach
  • College ranks

The Best Colleges is a great resource for STEM scholarships and college outreach. Some scholarships are based entirely on academic merit, measuring student performance in school or on standardized tests. Other scholarships use mixed criteria, determining awards based on both academic merit and financial need. No matter the case, there is no shortage of academic scholarships available for engineering students.

Scholarships for Engineering Students


EiE Curriculum Units

Museum of SCIENCE BOSTON
  • Hands on Engineering Design Challenges
  • Workshops & Professional Development
  • Networking options

EiE is the nation’s leading engineering curriculum for grades 1–5. This fun, flexible, inquiry-based curriculum gives you everything you need to integrate engineering with the science subjects you already teach. EiE aligns with state and national science standards, as well as Common Core and NGSS.

EiE Curriculum Units


Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA and The California Institute of Technology
  • Hands on Projects
  • At Home Toolkits
  • Engineering Contests and Competitions

Launch rockets, build robots, explore your world and beyond! Our projects, toolkit and contests will take you into space without ever leaving Earth.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory


PhET Interactive Simulations

University of colorado boulder
  • Online STEM Simulations
  • Interactive Classroom Activities
  • Supplemental Classroom Resources

Through inclusive design approaches, we are creating accessible interactive simulations that allow students to experience science and mathematical practices in new ways. PhET simulations are very flexible tools that can be used in many ways.

PhET Interactive Simulations


Just For Fun

american society for civil engineers
  • Hands on Activities
  • Online Games & Videos
  • Engineering Contests

Like games? Can’t refuse a good challenge? Try civil engineering out for yourself! On this website you will find hands on activities, educational games, and access to engineering contests that will further your students learning.

Just For Fun


Competency Model Clearinghouse

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION
  • Identify specific employer skill needs
  • Develop competency-based curricula and training models
  • Develop industry-defined performance indicators, skill standards, and certifications

As part of the Industry Competency Model Initiative the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and industry partners collaborate to develop and maintain dynamic models of the foundation and technical competencies that are necessary in economically vital industries and sectors of the American economy. The goal of the effort is to promote an understanding of the skill sets and competencies that are essential to educate and train a globally competitive workforce.

Competency Model Clearinghouse


SkillsUSA Career Essentials

The Career Essentials Credentials
  • Advanced Courses,
  • Career Readiness Skills

The SkillsUSA Career Essentials suite engages students in defining, implementing and measuring their career-readiness skills along every point in their educational journey, whether it be middle-school, high-school, college/postsecondary including the adult learner. The curriculum generates high levels of student engagement and is built on evidence-based outcomes that support the industry-validated Career-Ready Assessment. 

SkillsUSA Career Essentials


Technology and Engineering Educator Resources

by the minnesota technology and engineering educators association

Various resources for educators related to Communications, Construction, and Manufacturing including: 

  • Curriculum,
  • Career exploration,
  • Distance education, and more.

Technology and Engineering Educator Resources


Virtual Classroom Support and Agricultural Resources

by the minnesota association of agricultural Educators

Collection of resource links related to virtual classroom support and agricultural topics including

  • Biology,
  • Chemistry,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Career Exploration,
  • Leadership and others!

Virtual Classroom Support and Agricultural Resources


Resources and Teaching Remotely

BY THE MINNESOTA SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

Please help each other help students! This is a place to share what you find – and share tools that work for you. Please share ideas and resources here that can make us all better for kids!

We also host a sharing area for links to additional resources and a collection of links to science simulations, animations, and videos.

Resources for Teaching Remotely


For You | Teacher Resources

BY THE MINNESOTA state transportation center of excellence

Collection of resource links related to:

  • Career exploration,
  • Free offers for digital textbooks, and
  • Other resources related to transportation and beyond!

For You | Teacher Resources


Technology and Engineering Educator Resources

BY THE MINNESOTA TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION

Various resources for educators related to Communications, Construction, and Manufacturing including:

  • Curriculum,
  • Career exploration,
  • Distance education, and more.

Technology and Engineering Educator Resources


Virtual Classroom Support and Agricultural Resources

BY THE MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF AGRICULTURE EDUCATORS

Collection of resource links related to virtual classroom support and agricultural topics including:

  • Biology,
  • Chemistry,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Career Exploration,
  • Leadership and others!

Virtual Classroom Support and Agricultural Resources


Resources for Teaching Remotely

BY THE MINNESOTA SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

Please help each other help students! This is a place to share what you find – and share tools that work for you. Please share ideas and resources here that can make us all better for kids!

We also host a sharing area for links to additional resources and a collection of links to science simulations, animations, and videos.

Resources for Teaching Remotely


Academic Standards COVID-19 Resources

BY THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Academic Standards COVID-19 Resources includes a document on Distance Learning Considerations, which addresses delivery systems in analog and digital situations and assessment strategies. There are also documents with suggestions for each content area.

A focus of the documents is on providing equitable opportunities for learning for a range of backgrounds, home environments, and availability of the internet and other electronic communications so that all students achieve the standards and those with additional resources can take advantage of their capabilities.

Academic Standards COVID-19 Resources


Educator Resources for E-Learning During COVID-19

BY THE MINNESOTA STATE IT CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

The Minnesota State IT Center has put together this page as a place for Minnesota educators to access online resources to help with online learning, e-learning, and distance learning through the COVID-19 situation. We will update it with new resources as we find them.

Educator Resources for E-Learning During COVID-19


COVID -19 Resources for Agricultural Educators

BY THE MINNESOTA STATE NORTHERN AGRICULTURAL CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

During these unique times we would like to share a few resources that Farm Business Management instructors, secondary, and post-secondary instructors may find helpful.

Agricultural Educator Resources


Advanced Engineering Technology Modules

BY THE FLATE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

An assortment of curriculum modules to support a variety of engineering technology courses in different discipline areas including:

  • Alternative Energy Systems
  • Vacuum Technology
  • Electromechanical
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Additive Manufacturing and much more!

Advanced Engineering Technology Modules


Engineering Activities for Families and STEM Programs

BY ENGINEERING IS ELEMENTARY

Try Engineering as a Family! Whether you’re organizing a family STEM event or looking for fun STEM activities to do as a family at home, EiE Families has you covered! These hands-on, research-based activities promote collaborative problem-solving and build confidence in families’ understanding of the STEM disciplines. Designed for families with children ages 4-11. Activities are free.

Engineering Activities for Families and STEM Programs


STEM Resources for Online Learning

BY THE NATIONAL GIRLS COLLABORATIVE PROJECT

The National Girls Collaborative Project has compiled this list to assist as you serve your programs and communities including:

  • Citizen Science
  • Computer Science, Digital Technology, and Robotics
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Media
  • Science
  • STEM Activities
  • STEM Podcasts for kids
  • STEM Teaching Tools
  • Zoos, Aquariums, and Live-streaming animals
  • Other Valuable Lists

STEM Resources for Online Learning


Museum of Science at Home

BY THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE

Our building may be closed. But science never stops. And neither does the Museum of Science! Here’s a collection of STEM resources designed to bring the Museum — to you!

Museum of Science at Home


At-Home Learning Resources

BY THE IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The Iowa 4-H product team has curated a wide variety of youth-led learning resources that are available for at-home learning. All of the resources below are publicly available for you and your family to use. Our goal is to provide resources that young people can use to stay engaged in learning while out of school. Resources areas include:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Animal Science
  • Civic Engagement and Leadership
  • Creative Arts
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Healthy Living
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

At-Home Learning Resources


Amazing Educational Resources | Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings

BY A NATION OF TEACHERS (LITERALLY)

Started by a Facebook group and now driven by a nation of teachers, the list at the time of writing contains links to over 800 resources. This expansive list contains activities and resources for both administrators and teachers alike.

You will find resources on every subject and links for administrators to numerous companies offering free services during your time of need. eSchool News is working to review many items on this list–check back often for updates.

Amazing Educational Resources


Digital Tools and Resources Online Directory

BY ALL DIGITAL SCHOOL

Over 1000+ educational resources (apps/tools/websites/ebook/videos etc..) for all school levels (k-12) organized by subject, year level, type as well as price (mostly free ones). There is also a special filter in the directory so that only resources made free by their owners due to the COVID-19 outbreak will be listed. The directory is being updated daily by a team of more than 10. The site and directory are 100% free.

All Digital School


RTOL – Rapid Transition to Online Learning

BY THE ACADEMY OF ACTIVE LEARNING ARTS AND SCIENCES

RTOL is a free emergency roadmap for making a rapid transition to remote learning during forced school closures. This quick-start guide will walk you through a simple step-by-step process to maintain your continuity of teaching and learning in a crisis. This program is based on a simple question, If a teacher had just one hour to prepare to teach remotely, what are the most essential things she would need to know and do?

RTOL – Rapid Transition to Online Learning


COVID-19: Impact on Education Equity | Resources & Responses

BY THE EDUCATION TRUST

When responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first consideration must always be the safety and health of everyone in the country. As an education equity organization, Ed Trust recognizes that America’s most vulnerable students are at particular risk while schools are closed.

So while school leaders, teachers, and parents and families continue adjusting plans and responses to the Coronavirus, Ed Trust will update this page with useful resources and information that keep equity at the forefront.

COVID-19: Impact on Education Equity


Tech for Learners | Online Learning Products, Resources, & Services

BY THE SOFTWARE & INFORMATION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has created new challenges for individual schools, school districts, states, universities, parents, students, and the workforce around the globe.

In response, the education ecosystem has come together – EdTech companies, non-profit organizations, and others – to ensure all stakeholders have access to the tools necessary to facilitate or expand online learning.

This web-enabled resource provides a searchable database for tools to support those involved in education and the workforce, at all levels, and from all communities as they scale up capabilities for online learning and continue teaching, learning, and working from home.

Tech for Learners


COVID-19 Support Resources

BY GOOGLE

For educators and IT administrators preparing for potential school closures — or currently facing them — here are a few ways to engage students through distance learning. Explore distance learning resources for schools affected by COVID-19 including:

  • Google Hangout Meet
  • Distance Learning Strategies
  • Prepare Students to Learn from Home
  • Training on Google Forms, Classroom, and Docs

COVID-19 Support Resources


Student Training & Education in Public Service (STEPS)

As you know, most students have been forced to switch to learning online from home due to the pandemic. This abrupt change is challenging for any student (and their teachers and parents), but it completely leaves behind a huge number of underserved students who don’t have access to a laptop at home or even a reliable internet connection in many cases. And even when students are eventually able to physically go back to school, these disadvantages will still matter.

Equal opportunity is so important to all of us here at STEPS (Student Training & Education in Public Service), and we feel digital learning inequality isn’t being talked about enough. To help raise awareness about this issue and promote forward-thinking solutions, we created the following online guidebook:

Student Access to Online Learning: Achieving Digital Equality


Department of Defense (DoD) STEM Internships

Department of Defense (DoD) STEM internships allow high school and college students the opportunity to engage in hands-on research, solving real-world problems at DoD laboratories and facilities.

Department of Defense