July 5, 2016

Staff Pick: Apply Catapults

The staff pick for this blog comes from Dr. Krystal Corbett, NICERC’s Director of Curricula. One of the first modules I created for the STEM Explore, Discover, Apply curriculum was the Apply Catapult module. This module also happens to be one of my favorites! Given my background in mechanical engineering, […]
June 20, 2016

Staff Pick: Cybersecurity in AMES

The staff pick for this blog comes from Josh Coriell, one of NICERC’s Curriculum Development Specialists. Since I’m heavily involved in the creation and maintenance of the Advanced Math for Engineering and Science (AMES) curriculum, I decided to highlight a few new cyber and cybersecurity related projects that complement the […]
June 13, 2016

National Computer Science Framework Review Request

With the increased interest and growth in K-12 CS education, the CS community, states, and school districts have been wrestling with the same question: What should all K-12 students know and be able to do in computer science? The Association for Computing Machinery, the Computer Science Teachers Association, Code.org, the […]
June 6, 2016

Staff Pick: Physics

The staff pick for this blog comes from Vickie Hedrick, NICERC’s Curriculum Editor. As part of the Cyber Innovation Center’s (CIC) administrative team, one of my initial responsibilities was editing STEM EDA modules. I learned so much as I read through and edited NICERC’s middle school curriculum, and I saw […]