National Inventors’ Day: A day for creating

Posted by Patty Cooke on February 11, 2019

February 11 is National Inventors’ Day, a day to honor inventors of all kinds. But more than anything it’s a day to celebrate ingenuity. We’re surrounded by products, processes, and inventions that started as an idea – usually an attempt to solve a problem – and ended as something that makes our lives better in one way or another. National Inventors’ Day celebrates the creative genius in all of us.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, STEM, Future Ready, Maker Ed, Hands-on Learning, innovate

CO2 dragster competition puts employability skills at the finish line

Posted by Jessica Born on October 05, 2018

Think back to middle and high school. Were you a part of a club or two? Or maybe you were involved in basically everything that was offered? Have you ever reflected back to the time you spent in those organizations and the impact that experience had on your education and future? Maybe it was insignificant or incidental. But, maybe, the experience was pivotal to the person you became or to a career interest decision you made.

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Topics: Middle School, High School, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, Competitions, Collaborations, STEM, TSA, Dragsters, Future Ready, 21st Century Skills, Maker Ed, Hands-on Learning

Makers, we’re celebrating you

Posted by Preston Frazier on June 15, 2018

Sometimes it feels like there’s a holiday for everything. Sometimes they’re silly and sometimes they’re spot on. This week’s theme is one we can really get behind. It’s the National Week of Making! Lets celebrate the doers of our society – the everyday people and educators all over the world who embrace and challenge their ingenuity, creativity, and innovativeness. June 11 to 17 are the official dates during which many are celebrating the diversity of makers and the ever-growing maker movement. According to Adweek, the maker movement “is the umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers.” But we’ll be honest; we dont think a single week is enough. Making happens on the daily, and that’s something to celebrate!

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Makerspaces, 21st Century Skills, Maker Ed, Hands-on Learning