Beyond Counting: Encouraging Preschool Teachers to Help Young Children Think Math
Many may think preschool is too young to learn any “real math.” Not so, according to the National Science Foundation, the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU), and the Fred Rogers Company.
Why We Should Prepare Our Daughters (and Our Sons) for Modern Manufacturing Jobs
As the gender gap in manufacturing grows, young women miss out on challenging, high-tech career options and employers miss out on a wealth of talent.
The “Good at Math” Myth
Turns out DNA does not determine whether we’re capable of high school algebra. To succeed in STEM, experts say, kids need opportunity, hard work, and to believe in themselves.
How Early Should We Be Teaching STEM?
Sesame Street thinks students should understand the word “hypothesis” at age 4. Do experts agree?
Remaking Math Education for Young Children
Making math concepts click with students is more important today than ever before. We take a look at innovations in teaching mathematics for today’s younger learners.
STEAM Lunch & Learn Recap
Spark, K+C Network members joined for lunch and learning at the AIU to discuss STEAM learning and it's implications for Pittsburgh area schools.
Pennsylvania corporate tax credit will pay for private-school scholarships [Philadelphia Inquirer]
PA Legislators and Governor Tom Corbett expanded tax breaks to corporations in return for donations made for private school scholarships.
International Spy School based in Pittsburgh gives middle school girls a head start in STEM
Click! Spy School engages middle school girls ages 10–14 to become “agents-in-training” as they explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
PBS KIDS Launches Its First Educational Augmented Reality App
PBS KIDS recently released its first augmented reality app for iPhone and iPod touch. The app is titled, “FETCH! Lunch Rush” and is available for free download. The app is a fun and educational game for teaching kids ages six to eight math skills like addition and subtraction. Lunch Rush uses augmented reality to make the game […]