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.

  • Welding and Manufacturing,
  • Agriculture,
  • Automotive,
  • Construction and Carpentry, and more.

Amazing Educational Resources


American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

BY THE American society for engineering education
  • Advances in Engineering Education
  • Fellowship
  • PEER Paper Repository

ASEE provides numerous resources to help people across the engineering education community. As the only engineering education society dedicated to the professional needs of engineering educators across all disciplines, ASEE connects you to a world of research and a wealth of information right at your fingertips.

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)


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


Engineering Discipline Forum

BY THE GREAT MINNESOTA STATE DISCIPLINARY GET TOGETHER, KEEP TEACHING

This webinar is the continuation of The Great Minnesota State Disciplinary Get Together, Keep Teaching: Engineering Discipline forum. It is a conversation between Minnesota State Engineering, Engineering Technology, and STEM faculty sharing how they are solving the pedagogical challenges of distance learning. There were also discussions of techniques to support student and faculty mental health.

Check back for the video link!


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


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


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


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


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.

The Best Colleges


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


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!

SciTech MN


Teaching Skilled Trades Online

BY THE HARBOR FREIGHT TOOL FOR SCHOOLS

As schools close across the country and as skilled trades teachers work to reach students who are sheltering at home, Harbor Freight Tools for Schools hosted three online conversations among our network of skilled trades teachers to ask: how are you teaching skilled trades online? Below, we’ve compiled their recommended ideas and resources for remote trades learning. We hope to continue offering their thinking about this unprecedented challenge.

Resources by trades includes:

  • Welding and Manufacturing,
  • Agriculture,
  • Automotive,
  • Construction and Carpentry, and more.

Support for Skilled Trades Teachers During COVID-19


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


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






Workforce Development Scholarships

BY THE Minnesota state colleges and universities
  • Scholarships
  • Campuses and Programs

The Minnesota Legislature has provided funding for hundreds of $2,500 scholarships at the 30 community and technical colleges of Minnesota State in the high-demand fields of: Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture, Health Care Services, Information Technology, Early Childhood Education, and Transportation.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities