Tag Archives: STEM

Getting kids – and their caregivers – to practice STEM at home

Getting kids – and their caregivers – to practice STEM at home

Many educators, caregivers and students have been struggling with remote learning during the pandemic, especially the lack of hands-on learning experiences. We developed and are trying out a hybrid approach – with on-screen and off-screen time – that helps children learn engineering design practices at home. Engineering design practices are the steps engineers take to design a solution to a problem. […] … learn more→

Global collaborations are changing conditions for women in STEM

Global collaborations are changing conditions for women in STEM

Broadening the representation and leadership of women in science and engineering continues to be both a focus and a challenge for Canada and the global world. Gender diversity brings a mixture of perspectives and skills on topics from salary disparity to sexual harassment that strengthens the fabric of the academic setting and workforce. Recently, the University of […] … learn more→

Five things parents can do every day to help develop STEM skills from a young age

Five things parents can do every day to help develop STEM skills from a young age

Educators and researchers agree early literacy experiences are important for children’s cognitive and language development. For the past 30 years there has been a strong movement to foster children’s literacy skills. This has resulted in an abundance of information on how parents can do this by reading books, singing songs and nursery rhymes, playing word […] … learn more→