Cardboard Boat Races Put STEM Skills to Good Use

Middle School students found that cardboard boat races put STEM skills to good use. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin STEM Academy tested their boat building skills during the second annual UTPB STEM Academy middle school boat race. 196 sixth, seventh, and...

Sir Ken Robinson and Benefits of Personalized Learning

Sir Ken Robinson and benefits of personalized learning are well known among educators.  Robinson is best known for most viewed TED Talk of all time, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” He recently spoke at Lehigh University as part of the College of Education’s...

Makerspaces for Special Education Students

Creative projects reflecting imagination, creativity, and pieces of PVC pipe were some of the items that resulted from teachers establishing makerspaces for special education students.  Some of the projects included Lightsabers from “Star Wars,” a miniature football...

Students Learn Through Creativity and Movement

They’re up and moving out of their seats, as students learn through creativity and movement.  From learning by counting with feet to dancing a Zumba routine, the students in the Riverbend Summer Academic Camp were  interacting with teachers and friends and...

Imagination and STEM Subjects

Creative play, imagination and STEM subjects are a great combination for getting kids engaged in learning.  Alice Brooks learned when she was little that she could make the dolls she wanted, with the tools her father gave her and her own imagination. At age 8, she was...