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This newsletter will help you with Experiential SEL, Historical Thinking, STEM Expeditions & More...
Krikori is an app and online-based platform with resources for teaching social–emotional learning (SEL) to school-aged children. The SEL setup is helpfully standards-aligned, making it a useful tool in education scenarios. With more than 2,056 experiential SEL activities available, teachers will find options for most ages, developmental stages, and goals.
The nonprofit Thinking Nation provides schools with innovative data-driven curriculum, assessments, and professional development to empower students to become thinking citizens. Thinking Nation’s free curriculum resources include simple worksheets that teach students a particular historical thinking skill and have a short practice section for students to apply their new knowledge.
Expeditions in Education was founded by a former longtime STEM educator and her husband, who now travel around the country visiting the US National Parks, filming their outdoor experiences, talking to rangers, and creating free STEM learning content that includes a look at each park, its history, its place in the world, and a STEM challenge.
Empatico creates a space in which groups can meet from across the planet to share experiences, ideas, and learning. The digital platform runs through teachers, who can communicate by sending messages, videos, and images.