Freebie Friday: Siemens Stem Academy

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There are a lot of companies out there that offer free educational material but not lot of them devote a whole website to it. Siemens, a multi-national engineering company, does just that for kids and parents who are interested in S.T.E.M fields. The site is called the Siemens STEM Academy and it’s full of amazing FREE resources for students and teachers. I like that it’s a dedicated resource which is always being updated since S.T.E.M. are dynamic fields. Here’s some information from the site:

    About Siemens STEM Academy

    The Siemens STEM Academy is a partnership between the Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities. This special partnership supports an initiative devoted to providing professional development for educators in the rapidly evolving areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    Siemens STEM Academy gives teachers an online portal teeming with resources that support them in their lesson planning and implementation, while exposing them to new and ground-breaking learning methods and approaches to teaching STEM concepts.

    Through webinars, the STARs program and the Siemens STEM Institute, the Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities have created a unique place for teachers to learn, share and discover the latest in STEM education.

Siemens also has another site that I just love because it allows kids to put into practice what they have learned. The site is called “We Can Change” and challenges kids “to create sustainable, reproducible environmental improvements in their local communities.”  I am a big fan of kids learning theory and practice together because learning through doing makes a lasting impression and for younger kids, science projects make science fun and approachable.

Check out the site and let as many people know about it as you can because we NEED black children in S.T.E.M. Please let me know in the comments if you know of any other free S.T.E.M. resources or let me know by email and I will post it on the site.

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