The National Writing Project is joining Code.org to support the Hour of Code. The largest initiative of its kind, the Hour of Code is a campaign to recruit 10 million students to try computer science for one hour during Computer Science Education Week (December 9–15). Join the National Writing Project, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and over 100 other individuals and organizations to make history. Start […]
by Jennifer Dick, NEXMAP Program Director For many years, policy makers, employers, and other stakeholders in the sphere of education have expressed concern about ensuring our youth are adequately prepared for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). There are those, such as John Maeda of RISD, who argue that STEM education alone is not enough to keep American youth competitive in a global workforce. There is a growing movement to add the arts […]
Megan Leppla and Ryan Brock of DIY led a hangout with National Writing Project educators on what DIY might look in the classroom, now and in the future. Megan and Ryan also revealed some of DIY’s development plans being considered with educators in mind. If you’re interested in joining the conversation, jump into a weekly Club Leader Hangout, every Wednesday. All are welcome!
SimCityEDU, an Educator Innovator partner, is proudly releasing its first game-based learning and assessment product built on the popular SimCity video game platform. And now the just-released SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! will be showcased today, November 14, at the fifth annual Washington Ideas Forum—a gathering of U.S. policymakers and industry innovators, presented by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum. Anyone who has played a version of SimCity can imagine the potential for exploration of interacting systems […]