MATHCOUNTS comprehensive free online resources for middle school math students, teachers, and parents includes access to a problem of the week, practice plans, family activities, an interactive trainer, and a training app.
STEM Online Resources
Check out the variety of online learning opportunities provided by members of DoD STEM’s Defense STEM Education Consortium and DoD military branches. Resources are searchable by category: Activity, Curriculum, Event, Lesson Guide, Project Instructions, Publication, Video Lesson Guide. Check back regularly—more links will be added as they become available.
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NCWIT Conversations for Change
NCWIT Conversations is a series of online events for teachers and mentors from May 4 to May 22, 2020. The events include online conversations, Q&As, on-demand videos, research-based recommendations, and peer-to-peer discussions to support the creation of inclusive cultures.
Science News for Students
Science News for Students and the Science News in High Schools Digital Library offer a variety of free, age-appropriate STEM resources for students from 5th through 12th grades, suitable for learning from home.
STEM Design Challenges
TGR Foundation's STEM Design Challenges are family-friendly activities to unlock creativity and explore, design, and test solutions for real-world problems. Each challenge uses everyday household items and allows for substituting similar items found at home.
STEM Resource Library
Access point for TIES STEM Learning Ecosystems virtual at-home labs, podcasts, workshops, webinars, and conversations.
TGR Foundation offers Mindful Mondays, a virtual social and emotional well-being session to help educators be their best for students. This session focuses on cultivating our innate capacity for kindness towards ourselves and others.
Video Recording Lesson
TGR Foundation offers a video tutorial for the online video recording tool Flipgrid which allows students to explain their thinking, provide individual reflection, and collaborate with their classmates through comments in a contained environment. Learn how to set up an account, make grids for students to add video, and some of the important security features that keep these videos from being seen by people outside your classes. Please go to the Flipgrid landing page at https://info.flipgrid.com/ and the video will explain the steps to get started.
Virtual Home STEM Lab
TIES STEM Families Virtual Home Lab is a series of online workshops to share practical tips, virtual experiments, and other concrete tools that families—even those with little time, few resources, and no STEM exposure or teaching experience—can use to engage their children’s learning. STEM education leaders from across the country will offer a variety of activities for different age groups to engage students in STEM learning with resources found around the house.