Whether you’re a seasoned educator or newbie teacher, you’ve likely come to an undeniable truth concerning your curriculum: STEM-related lessons and projects are paramount to student engagement and success in the classroom. STEM—where knowledge about science, technology, engineering, and math converges—is the present and future of education, subject matter that is highly relevant in students’ lives, in and out of school, as they explore meaningful, career-prepping pathways.
But it’s also curriculum that can be fraught with uncertainty over how to coherently present it in school, experienced educator or not, because of its presumed technical complexity and time-busting potential. It doesn’t help either that it can be tricky to implement in light of diminishing school district budgets, often limiting the amount of and access to top-shelf technology.
So, how can you kickstart the process and incorporate this kind of vital learning—challenging kids with dynamic, hands-on, problem-solving opportunities—into the classroom in relatively quick and easy ways? Empow is here to help…
Included here are some fun, compelling STEM activities and mini-projects that teachers and parents alike can set-up (with little material acquisition needed, or, in some cases, everyday technology) and immerse kids in. And if these activities do indeed spark joy and interest in your student/child, then Talent Box curriculum tracks—designed to support and broaden newfound knowledge concerning robotics, architecture, 3D design, computer coding, animation, and a host of other tech subjects—can elevate passion and curiosity to the next level!