teaching and learning

Citizen Science Day 2019

Citizen Science Day is tomorrow, April 13th. Are you going celebrate? Or maybe you've never even heard of it? That's okay, that's what we're here for! Citizen Science Day is an annual event hosted by the Citizen Science Association. The event is dedicated to the celebration of how science and the general population harmonize. ThingsContinue reading

Career In STEM Featured – Innovation Destination Hartford

Connecticut business founder, mompreneur, and former high school teacher Ashley Pereira started her “action-oriented social enterprise” Greater Good Consultants LLC in 2012. In 2017 she launched her company’s latest initiative, Career In STEM®, an innovative online platform for science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM) career exploration. Innovation Destination Hartford Website Curator Nan Price spoke with Ashley about herContinue reading

Best STEM Books

One of the best ways to seamlessly incorporate STEM into your daily lessons is through books. For years books about technical subjects (like science, technology, engineering, and math) have gotten a bad rep, being perceived as boring, fact-heavy, and lifeless. But that is not the case with these books! Perfect for anyone ages seven andContinue reading

Teachers: Staying relevant in the digital age

Educators are an innovative bunch. As such, new developments, techniques, and approaches are constantly being developed to improve outcomes for students. Makerspaces, cyberlearning, NGSS, oh my! While the integration of modern innovation and creativity is essential for the success of our students, it is also downright exhausting to try to keep up with the freneticContinue reading

Digital Badges: What they are and how they are changing assessment as we know it

What are Digital Badges? "Open Badges are visual tokens of achievement, affiliation, authorization, or other trust relationship sharable across the web. Open Badges represent a more detailed picture than a CV or résumé as they can be presented in ever-changing combinations, creating a constantly evolving picture of a person’s lifelong learning" OpenBadges.org Do you knowContinue reading

One Stop Shops for Science Teachers

Resources abound when it comes to science teaching, but time does not! Todays' teachers are massively overloaded, and every second counts. While an abundance of resources is seemingly a good thing, browsing through countless websites in search of ideas for your classroom takes an enormous amount of time. Below are two one-stop-shops for science teachers. TheseContinue reading