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Kamala Harris: Why STEM is a Necessity

Introduction Vice President Kamala Harris is the highest-ranking female in United States history and the first African American and Asian American vice president. She was …

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STEM Education in Afterschool Programs is on the Rise

Introduction Approximately 10 million children are involved in some sort of afterschool program. This number has been on the rise in recent years and, now, …

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Fitness & Health

Benefits of Play

Introduction: Oftentimes, school is seen as something that should be structured, disciplined and productive. While all of these things are true, there is evidence that …

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Baseball

The parallels between a baseball’s performance and science as it relates to STEM Baseball Supplemental Curriculum

‘Best baseball I’ve ever touched’: Why players love Japanese Olympic baseballs This article was originally published by the Los Angeles Times YOKOHAMA, Japan — The …

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Education

Funding Education

In March 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law. This was created in order to combat the …

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Education

Using the Olympics to Fuel STEM Engagement

Introduction As an education company that uses sport as a way to facilitate STEM education, we are always looking for ways to combine these two …

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Fitness & Health

Why Physical Education Can’t Be a Casualty of the Pandemic

When thinking about the health of a child, it is not enough to just think about one aspect. There are physical and mental health concerns. …

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Education

Avoid the Summer Slump

Have you ever learned a skill and, after leaving it unused for a while, forgotten how to do it? Almost everyone would answer yes to …

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STEM Jobs in Sports

When you ask a kid what they want to be when they grow up, what do they say? Often you hear the answers: professional athlete, …

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What Happens When You Combine STEM & Sports?

We’re pleased to welcome ETR to the STEM Sports® lineup as they will begin to distribute our curricula to school’s health and physical education departments …

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Family

COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Children

Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted almost every aspect of people’s everyday lives. Mentally and fiscally, these have been trying times for most households. …

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Thankful for STEM activities

Thanksgiving this year may look different than years past. The pandemic has made gathering in large groups more difficult as we head into the 2020 …

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Funding Trends

KABOOM! Grants

INTRODUCTION:  KABOOM! Is a national nonprofit organization that’s mission is to end playspace inequality. For Good! You may be asking, what is playspace inequality? It …

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STEM

DRL Makes Ex-NBA Star Chris Bosh, ‘A Big Supporter Of STEM,’ The Dean Of Its Academy.

This was originally posted by Forbes. Former NBA star Chris Bosh is adding another title to his impressive resume that includes: two-time NBA champion, 11-time NBA All-Star, …

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Top STEM Elementary and Middle Schools

Introduction In the past, we have released blogs that list the top ranked STEM high schools and Magnet schools in the United States. However, we …

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When STEM and Sports Collide: The Atlanta Falcons Will Use Drone Technology to Disinfect Mercedes-Benz Stadium

This was originally posted by Joe Lemire by Sports Techie. Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium will welcome the din and the roar of fans for the first …

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Chandler 8th grader a finalist in national STEM competition

This article was originally published on KTAR News.  PHOENIX — A serious eye problem may have forced a Chandler teen to give up playing football, …

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Top STEM Magnet Schools in the United States

Introduction  K-12 education is an important part of children’s lives. From a social standpoint, this is when they develop soft skills, emotional intelligence and start …

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Report: Up to 4 months of ‘COVID slide’ learning loss expected in K-5

This article was originally published by Education Dive Dive Brief: An analysis from Illuminate Education found coronavirus school closures will likely cause a “COVID slide” …

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STEM Sports Digital Tools

Now more than ever, educators are seeking curricula that are scalable and flexible to administer virtually, if or when students are not present in the …

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The 5E Instructional Model

The 5E Model is a inquiry-based instructional method where students are active participants throughout the learning process. The 5 E’s stand for: Engage Explore  Explain  …

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STEM during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Introduction: COVID-19  The United States along with the rest of the world has been battling the COVID-19 Pandemic for months now. It has changed the …

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STEM Sports K-2 Multi-Sport Kit

For the long-time STEM Sports® supporters, you may know that we have always said that we supply supplemental turnkey K-8 curricula kits that combine STEM …

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Top STEM Colleges & Universities in 2020

Top STEM colleges  Choosing a college can be a difficult and daunting process. Students must decide where they want to live and what they want …

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Sustainable Development Goal: Quality Education

The Sustainable Development Goal Fund (SGD Fund) partners with 16 United Nations agencies, governments, donors, businesses and civil societies in order to help the world …

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The Josh Gibson Foundation and the Negro Leagues 100th Anniversary

The Josh Gibson Foundation, named in honor of Negro League baseball player and second Negro League player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall …

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STEM Sports® Newsletter- Q2 2020

See what STEM Sports® has been up to this past quarter. View full newsletter.

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Senate Approves Panchanathan as National Science Foundation Chief

This article was originally posted by Doug Lederman on Inside Higher Ed The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Sethuraman Panchanathan, a senior administrator at Arizona …

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Uncategorized

Entrepreneur: How STEM Sports CEO is taking his love of sports to the classroom

This article was originally published by the Phoenix Business Journal By Barbara Smith  – Editorial Intern, Phoenix Business Journal a day ago Jeff Golner always thought of himself as a …

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Equality in Education and STEM

In today’s current political climate, society is engaging in essential conversations about racial equality in the United States. One area that also needs to be …

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High expectations for summer programs as learning gaps predicted to grow

This post was originally posted and written by Education Dive With experts predicting and school leaders expecting significant student learning loss because of school closures, advocates, researchers and others …

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STEM

Powerful Pallet

This week’s blog was penned by our President and CEO Jeff Golner A photo of a pallet of boxes. Nothing special. Typical, bland boxes. Not …

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The Importance of Continuing Children’s Education and Activity during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed a variety of different aspects of people’s everyday lives throughout the world. People are working from home, schools have gone …

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STEM Ecosystems Webinar: Calculating Calories and Heart Rate

The Webinar: On Thursday April 23rd, STEM Sports® was part of STEM Ecosystem’s webinar series that introduces ways to implement STEM from home. STEM Sports®’ …

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Physical Activity Concepts

STEM Sports®’ curricula is based on: STEM education, using sports to facilitate curricula and physical activity. Along with a variety of STEM curricula kit options, …

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Phoenix-Based Education Company Provides Free STEM Curricula Nationwide

Phoenix-Based Education Company Provides Free STEM Curricula Nationwide STEM Sports® Helps Continue Student Education During School Closures PHOENIX — STEM Sports® is offering several free STEM lessons involving …

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At Home Learning: FREE Curriculum

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this difficult time. The spread of COVID-19 has caused many changes to everyday life. In particular, …

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STEM Sports® Curricula – Updates and Additions

STEM Sports® will soon be releasing a new version of our supplemental curricula that includes updates as well as additions to the overall modules. We …

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Top Engineering Colleges 2020

When students begin their college search, there are a variety of variables that go into where they decide to go. One of these factors is …

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Recognizing the Importance of African-Americans in STEM

A common STEM-related topic is the lack of gender and racial diversity in the workforce. Diversity in any field allows for different views to be …

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Bigger than Basketball: Mamba Mentality

Bigger than Basketball: Mamba Mentality “The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want …

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Sports in Education

Paper and pencil in hand, sixth-graders at Columbus Academy sat in the stands marking the made and missed shots by the school’s varsity basketball teams. …

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The Next 10 Years of STEM in the U.S.

2020 marks the start of a new decade. In January, it is not uncommon for people, companies and society to have New Year’s Resolutions. Whether …

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Hands-on Learning

What is hands-on learning? Hands-on learning is also known as 21st century learning and is focused on students learning through doing. This approach allows students …

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STEM Sports®: A 2019 Year in Review

Happy New Year from all of us at STEM Sports®! As 2019 comes to a close and we enter 2020, we wanted to stop and …

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Progressive Education: The Key of the Future

Zaharis Elementary, part of the Mesa Public Schools, in Phoenix, Arizona has caught attention because of their progressive approach in preparing their students to excel …

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Holiday Gifting – STEM Style

Happy Holidays from STEM Sports®! Thanksgiving has come and gone, meaning that we are now only a few short weeks away from this month’s holiday …

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Gobble Games for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and appreciate friends and family. The time allows people to stop their busy lives and for children to not …

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TIBU

TIBU is a non-profit organization in Morocco that began in 2010. They focus their efforts on helping Morrocan youth in their current lives and futures …

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Samsung Education

Samsung is a South Korean technology company that provides consumers with mobile devices, household appliances and televisions. Beyond providing people with tools to make their …

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STEM Sports® in Morocco

Our President and CEO Jeff Golner is in Morocco this week per an invitation from TIBU President and Founder Amine Zariat. TIBU is a non-profit …

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Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) was founded in 1995 as the official charity of the L.A. Dodgers. The foundation uses their reach and fanbase …

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Iranian Women Openly Attend Soccer Match For First Time In Nearly 40 Years

October 18, 2019  This article was originally published on reuters.com  Last week, for the first time in nearly 40 years, women were allowed to attend …

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Launch Angles, established in 1968.

In July of this year, Sporttechie published an article called Way, Back, Back, Back: The Unlikely Origin of Baseball’s Launch Angle Revolution. A piece that identifies how technological …

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STEM Activities & Resources for Every Age (K-12)

STEM is fundamental to the education of all children, regardless of grade level. With technology rapidly advancing and becoming essential to daily life, it is …

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Playing with Precision

At STEM Sports®, we believe that every student deserves the opportunity to receive quality education. In this technology driven world, STEM jobs are increasing in …

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Sphero Education

Sphero Education is a virtual STEAM education program that allows students to learn through both on their website and their application. This 21-century learning tool …

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STEM Sports® is hard at work

We hope you all enjoyed a nice Labor Day! The nation is always hard at work and STEM Sports® has been too. Since 2016, STEM …

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First® and Lego® Education

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (First®):  First®, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is a not-for-profit STEM education organization that …

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Back to School & Budget Cuts

In the coming months, school will be back in session for everyone from kindergarten to college. For students, this means stopping the summer fun and …

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The Importance of STEM for the Future of Healthcare

In the last 50 years the healthcare field has made huge leaps that have benefited millions of people across the world. People’s life spans have …

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STEM with a Touch of Sporty

Chief Science Officers, also known as CSO’s, from all over the country as well as Mexico, Kuwait, Africa and the Middle East were in Tempe, …

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STEM Trade Schools

Vocational schools, also known as trade schools, have always been an effective way to prepare individuals to enter the workforce. Trade schools are specialized and …

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Esports is Pushing Equality

In recent years, the Esports industry has exploded. The world of competitive video game competitions has caught the attention of millions of fans around the …

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STEM Needs More Educators

Between 2017 and 2027, STEM jobs are projected to increase by 13 percent. This rise in science, technology, engineering and math job opportunities makes quality …

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Basketball

STEM Careers in the NBA

NBA games are fast paced, exciting and attract the attention of millions of Americans. During the 2019 NBA Finals, the average TV viewership was 15.14 …

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LEGACY Youth Program Focuses on STEM Careers

The United States Air Force is putting a focus on building the science and technology workforce of the future. The Legacy Experience Growing Apprenticeships Committed …

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Fitting Computational Thinking into Curriculum

On June 24, 2019, the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference addressed a commonly disputed issue throughout the education system- how to …

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Lego Education & Curriculum

Lego® has been around since the early 1930s. Since its creation, children all over the world have played with Legos for pure entertainment and joy. …

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Verizon Innovative Learning: STEM & Technology Literacy

Verizon Innovative Learning was created in 2012 and has, to date, given over a million students the support they need to further their STEM literacy. …

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Preschool STEM Engagement

From the time a child is born they are being taught an array of life skills. Originally, they are simple things such as walking and …

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Top STEM Jobs in 2019 and Beyond

The amount of STEM job opportunities has been on the rise in recent years with no signs of slowing. Technology is advancing rapidly and is …

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STEM School Shooting Hero Celebrated in Highlands Ranch

In early May 2019, there was a shooting on the campus of STEM School Highlands Ranch in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. STEM School Highlands Ranch is …

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Summer STEM Activities for Kids

School summer holidays in the United States are approximately three months long. That is three months where students are not exposed to the curriculum that …

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STEM Education Coalition

The STEM Education Coalition is a group that focuses on raising awareness amongst United States policy makers on the importance of educating youth on science, …

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Girls Outpacing Boys in STEM

According to a recent study done by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, eighth graders’ science and technology 2018 test scores had improved overall from …

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Minorities in STEM 

For years college science, technology, engineering and math departments have worked on attracting more minority students, especially black and Latino, to join their programs. There …

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AWS Educate

As part of Amazon’s corporate social responsibility, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate was produced to help prepare the workforce of the future. There has been …

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Adult STEM education – it’s never too late

An emphasis has been put on childhood STEM education that many people in the earlier generations did not experience. With technology constantly advancing, it is …

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Microsoft STEM Education

Microsoft is a multi-billion dollar company that provides technology to people across the globe. They also have a “Hacking STEM Library” that supplies hands-on STEM …

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Diversity in STEM

This week I wanted to write about diversity in the STEM workforce. I went into my research with my own opinions on why diversity is …

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Skyhawks STEM Sports®

At the beginning of 2019, STEM Sports® began a partnership with Skyhawk Sports. Skyhawks provides skill-based sports programs for kids 4 to 14 through summer …

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Chevron Promotes STEM Education

Chevron is a part of the STEM education movement and partners with a variety of education foundations. They are focused on investing in the workforce …

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#After-schoolWorks

During the United States 2020 budget proposal, the Trump administration proposed to eliminate the 21st Century Community Learning Centers. This would have stopped after-school programs …

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AT&T Advocates for STEM Education

Everyone knows AT&T as the multi-billion dollar phone carrier network. They have sponsorships with professional sports teams and spend millions on advertisements that people are …

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STEM

Science of Basketball

Historical Context Basketball is a high energy game that involves immense athletic skill. It is a sport that requires arguably the highest concentration of both …

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STEM Sports® takes Mexico City

On March 30th, STEM Sports® CEO Jeff Golner made a trip down to Mexico City to implement our STEM curriculum on behalf of HandsOn Mexico. …

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Women in STEM: Shrinking the Gender Gap

Pooja Chandrashekar graduated from Harvard in 2018 with her A.B in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Global Health and Health Policy. She was also …

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The Importance of Soft Skills

As a society, we have gotten fixated on the idea of “geniuses” and being the smartest person in the room. We think the smartest people …

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STEM or STEAM?

STEM is an acronym that represents science, technology, engineering and math. STEAM represents the same four fields but adds in art related subjects. We often …

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STEM needs Study Abroad

Duncan Rocha is a STEM major who studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina for six months. He put a pause on his physics classes for …

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It’s all in the sole

On March 9th, Duke and University of North Carolina men’s basketball played in their rivalry game. Within the first possessions of the game, Zion Williamson, …

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I Tried STEM Sports®

My name is Lauren Chiangpradit and I have been the blog post writer for STEM Sports® since I began my internship here in January 2019. …

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STEM and Stability

When people hear science, technology, engineering and math, they often associate it with difficulty. Kids may be disinclined to take STEM subjects in school due …

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Why STEM? The Ultimate Guide To STEM Education & Learning

What is STEM? The term STEM was introduced in 2001 by the U.S National Science Foundation. It is broadly defined as the education of science, …

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Buckets & Balls STEM Curriculum

STEM Sports® has just recently began offering a free curriculum called Buckets & Balls. In this interactive activity, children throw and/or bounce a ball into …

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Kids are better students when their activity levels are high

The average child over the age of six needs at least an hour of physical activity per day. Encouraging kids to have an active lifestyle …

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Educators Turning to Disguised Learning

Disguised learning, also known as stealth learning, is the process of using games and other creative methods to teach young students. The goal is to …

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Foreign-born children and their engagement in STEM

Non-native born individuals play a huge role in the United State’s STEM workforce. In 2015, foreign-born people made up approximately 24 percent of all STEM …

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The Future of STEM Based Jobs

Within the next decade, approximately 80 percent of all jobs are going to be in the STEM field. Despite the rise in demand for these …

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Basketball

Reimagining the Student-Teacher Relationship

By Donovan Burriss and Kasey Kaler Every kid needs a champion. Someone they can look up to and think, “wow, I want to be just …

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Basketball

Girls in STEM: Building Motivation and Competence through Sport

By Donovan Burriss and Kasey Kaler The workforce of professionals concentrated in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is imperative to the expansion and innovation …

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Blog

From Plants to Project-Based Learning; Building the Foundation for STEM Sports

By Donovan Burriss on June 26, 2018 At the onset, I prompted this question to my 3rd-6th graders, “can you guys tell me what you …

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Basketball

Creating Visionary Students; The Lasting Impact of STEM and Sports Applications

By Donovon Burriss on June 13, 2018 Traditionally, science and math classes have not been courses of interest for our youth because they do not …

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