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From staff and wire reports, eSchool News, October 16, 2012 — The government recognizes that we need to get more students interested in math, science and technology if America is going to compete in an ever increasingly technology-based world. In Connecticut, a group of teenagers have teamed up with a local engineering firm to build an electric car. Seventh graders in some Illinois schools are designing playground equipment using advanced modeling software. Middlesboro, Ky., eighth graders are going to have a “robot drag race” later this year. These and many more projects across the nation are made possible by the nonprofit organization Project Lead The Way (PLTW), which provides STEM curriculum and programs to schools across the country.

PLTW uses project-based learning to prepare students for the global economy. It also offers professional development for teachers and includes a network of educators, students, universities, and professionals who work together to design the curriculum.

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Teacher Resource: DonorsChoose

We came across a really cool resource today and thought it was worth sharing.

It’s no secret that one of the challenges of teaching is the little to no budget educators have for classroom materials.  At DonorsChoose, teachers have the ability to post projects for their classroom and seek donors for supplies.  Requests vary from art project materials, science experiment equipment, music instruments, or crayons and pencils.  Visitors to the website are encouraged to browse posted projects and donate to those that leave them inspired.  Once the posted request receives the target amount, the supplies are delivered to the school.

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