Avoiding Summer Slide as a Teacher: STEM Resources to Help

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In the early weeks of summer, the very last thing on a teacher’s mind may be on curriculum resources for the September. However, if you’ve been tasked with upping your STEM game with next year’s class, the next two months might be an ideal time to prepare. Thankfully, there are organizations out there that can provide inspiration, guidance, and even free materials for both elementary and secondary classrooms.

To help you get ahead of things for the coming year, here are a few suggestions:

  • Pitsco Education has long been a leading provider of cutting-edge STEM materials for the classroom. Their blog is full of useful insights, and there are a variety of sample lessons available for download.
  • Thinking of bringing robotics into your classroom next year? It’s an amazing way to inspire a variety of learners, and FIRST Robotics has a variety of free curriculum resources available.
  • Hoping to inspire your female students? Grassroots organizations like hErVolution and Fem in STEM can help with mentorship, programming and networking opportunities.
  • If you’re looking to build the critical thinking skills needed to support effective STEM learning, check out Red T Media’s newly launched teaching resource marketplace. Lesson plans and activities are organized by subject area, and are free to download all summer.

To all the dedicated STEM educators out there, we wish you a relaxing summer break, and a successful 2018/2019 school year!