According to the Washington Post, in 2013, nearly fifteen million students in 167 countries completed a tutorial or other coding-based activity during Computer Science Education Week, with one in six American students taking part—more than half of which were girls. What will you do with your students to celebrate and encourage their interest in computer science?
Advancing STEM education has been hailed as an effective strategy for training the workers of tomorrow, stoking interest in career fields where employees will be in demand and, of course, for increasing academic achievement. Try these resources for more ideas to expand your outside-of-school-time STEM programming:
It can be a real challenge each year to equip staff, impress parents, and, most important, excite and engage children. To make planning easier, we've created a guide full of products incorporating out-of-school time and STEM that are perfect for afterschool and summer programs of every type. Our products promote creativity, learning, and fun, while delivering the keepsakes children and parents love.
Gopher is a leading supplier of unique and high-quality products that encourage and facilitate physical activity. Support your nutrition curriculum, wellness initiatives, and physical activity goals with games, hands-on activities, and sports equipment.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, National AfterSchool Association, Nickelodeon, and Penguin Young Readers are joining forces to launch "Peter Rabbit: Hop to Health."
Grocery and convenience stores are already displaying Halloween candy, and your students may already be enjoying these sugary treats. Here are a few ideas for reasonably healthy snacks to celebrate the season without a sugar overload.