Get Smart About Blended Learning

Let’s face it—blended learning is here to stay. When students can’t be in the classroom, they need the flexibility to fully engage, no matter where they are. When implemented well, blended learning programs add significant value to the student experience.

It’s time for schools to take blended learning to the next level. This free guide from Samsung has key details on the right approach to offering more flexibility and hands-on engagement to deliver exemplary learning experiences.

March 15, 2022
Mentoring Initiative Supporting Women and Girls on the STEM Path

Million Women Mentors (MWM) is an initiative of STEMconnector to spark the interest and confidence in women and girls to pursue STEM careers and leadership opportunities through the power of mentoring.
Digital Learning • Learning Support
Art Project Promoting Unity Through Diversity

The vision of Mural Mosaic is to “(Re)Connect the World” through the joy of art—one painted tile, one tree, one community, one country at a time. Through its Global Roots project, Mural Mosaic aims to reach out and create as many murals as possible around the world to reconnect individuals to their roots.

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SPOTLIGHT! On Women Who Have Led the Way

In 1987 the US Congress designated the entire month of March as Women’s History Month. Teachers and students can celebrate the impact women have had on our history, identity, culture, and daily lives today (and all the other days) with the resources on these websites. 

Professional Growth
Podcast Discussing Big Ideas in Education

The Visions of Education podcast brings fuzzy ideas in education into focus. In the podcast, a professor of social studies education at University of North Texas and a teacher of high school social studies in Massachusetts have conversations with educators about their big ideas in education.

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Projects That Inspire Students to Become Changemakers

The nonprofit Makers for Change (M4C) serves students and teachers by increasing equitable access to advanced technologies, supporting community engagement in makerspaces, and inspiring makers to become changemakers.

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Funding & Recognition
Learn the Tips and Tricks of Funding

GetEdFunding is a grant-finding resource sponsored by CDW•G that is dedicated to helping educators, schools, and other institutions identify the funding they need in budget-tight times. Educators are invited to subscribe to the GetEdFunding blog and learn the tips and tricks of funding. Topics of recent posts include how districts can partner with businesses to train tomorrow’s IT workforce and how network monitoring works to conserve resources. You can also get insights into the grantwriting process through success stories. Start uncovering funds now at and stay updated on fast-approaching deadlines and new opportunities.
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Game That Emphasizes Building a More Peaceful World

Minecraft has released an immersive educational game called Active Citizen, in partnership with the Nobel Peace Center and Games for Change. The goal of the game is to help educate youth worldwide about Nobel Peace Prize laureates, past and present, and foster an understanding of the skills needed to drive positive change in the world.

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Mobile Learning
Little Libraries on the Move

The Little Free Library app for iOS and Android mobile devices makes it easy for users to find little library locations near them. They can get directions to the nearest ones, create routes, and save their favorites.

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15 Tech Ideas to Power Students’ Creative Potential

87% of educators agree that creativity in the learning process takes more work, but has a bigger payoff.

Download your free resource guide with activities that explore student expression, engagement and connection through creativity. Ignite student potential with creative learning experiences suitable for individual, small and large groups.
Funding & Recognition
Challenge to Create Art Expressing Knowledge of Civics

The third annual O’Connor Civics Challenge, an online civics competition sponsored by the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute for American Democracy, has expanded for 2022. The challenge is for middle school students to express their knowledge of civics by creating an exciting, informative art piece on a selected civics topic.
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The Media, the Messages, and the Impact

The Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago supports teachers in developing critical thinking and news literacy in students—two abilities that will serve students throughout their lives and help them be part of our democracy. Toward that goal, the museum brings an innovative, real-time online exhibit curriculum to schools across the country.

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Professional Growth
Program to Foster Underrepresented Students’ Interest in Computer Science Careers

A program led by the National Center for Women & Information Technology trains school counselors to encourage girlsstudents with disabilities, and those from underrepresented groups to explore computing through workshops, field trips, and other activities.

Funding & Recognition
Opportunity to Win Virtual Learning Technology

Sponsored by Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education, the Siemens STEM Day: Possibility Grant Sweepstakes supports educational activities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with STEM-related equipment, supplies, technology, and science lab makeovers.

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Mobile Learning
Citizen Science Project to Preserve Nature

Project Budburst, which is managed by the National Ecological Observatory and Chicago Botanic Garden, collects data on the timing of leafing, flowering, and fruiting of plants throughout the year to help scientists investigate the impact of climate change on different species.

Culturally Responsive Math and Science Lessons

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) advances STEM education to ensure all students, especially those furthest from opportunity, thrive and reach their highest potential as problem solvers and lifelong learners who pursue their passions and tackle the world’s toughest challenges.

STEM Youth Summer Camp

Sponsored by the National Youth Science Foundation, National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) will be an entirely virtual experience in 2022. High school seniors from across the nation can apply to attend the camp from Monday, June 27, 2022, to Wednesday, July 20, 2022.