Michela Shalvoy is a seventh grade math teacher at Davisville Middle School in North Kingstown. She is a graduate of Boston College who got her start in education at the Steppingstone Foundation and De La Salle Middle School. Michela has been greatly inspired to incorporate elements of art, culture, and engineering into her math lessons after participating in a STEM study tour in Germany through the Transatlantic Outreach Program. She is also the 2019 recipient of RIMLE’s Promising Practitioner award. When Michela is not teaching, she enjoys taking dance classes and caring for her two cats.
Doug Rademacher, lead computer science and information technology teacher at the Met School in Providence, Rhode Island has been named the recipient of the 2020 CS4RI/CSTA-RI Computer Science Education Award. The award recognizes an educator who demonstrates a strong commitment to computer science education in their schools, districts, and communities. Doug was selected through a competitive process that was open to all full-time, licensed K-12 teachers in Rhode Island who have at least 3 years of experience teaching and 1 year of computer science teaching. Doug has been with the Met School in Providence since 2010. Prior to joining the…
This guide features summer camps, websites, competitions, apps, and career resources for students in elementary school to high school. Since women are still vastly underrepresented, STEM activities specifically for girls and young women are included.
Education technology companies have stepped forward to help educators reach students in virtual ways. In many cases, the companies are making their paid services free through the rest of the school year; in other cases, they’re lifting limits to services and/or adding premium features to what’s free. The following list will be updated regularly as announcements are made.
MIT FULL STEAM Ahead is a collection of resources that MIT is putting together for teaching and learning online. These are meant as a rapid response to the need for online resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. MIT will curate existing resources for K-12, higher education, and workforce learners, as well as provide a weekly package of relevant materials for K-12 students and teachers.
Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, people around the world marked the first Earth Day. Thousands gathered to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our beautiful planet for future generations. On this Earth Day, as we physically separate ourselves by necessity, we can still collectively appreciate the wondrous beauty of our planet and the extraordinary science that helps us understand how it all works – and we can do it from our homes. Much as our Earth’s systems are interconnected so, too, are all of us. To help connect us virtually this Earth Day, we encourage you to…
In partnership with Steer PVD, FirstWorks is creating new ways for the arts to propel learning as Rhode Island schools, teachers and parents work to continue educating students through online, distance learning. The FirstWorks Education Program specifically links to core curriculum by tethering the arts to traditional academics such as English Language Arts (ELA), Science, Social Studies, and through STEAM and STEM focused learning. Visit this page every week to download a new digital learning resource which will include unique video content featuring world class artists. Accompanying activities and assignments will be aligned to core curricula standards.
Stay connected and feed your curiosity with Franklin@Home, all-new digital science offerings from The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Take a virtual tour of the Giant Heart, explore NightSkies@Home, and get your daily dose of live science, experiments and recipes—because science never stops.
The Rhode Island Environmental Education Association (RIEEA) have compiled a list of resources for teachers and families so that you can continue to engage in environmental education and outdoor recreation in a safe and meaningful way.
ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) and EdSurge are curating a list of free products offered by companies and organizations to support learning during extended school closures. Search the directory organized into categories including grade levels, subject area, standards and length of free trial to explore what products will best support your needs.