6 tips to give students a skills refresh

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many students have been victims of ‘if you don’t use it, you lose it’--here's how to refresh their skills.
Many students have been learning remotely or may have been learning in-person but the structure of the day was far from normal. Without a doubt, many students have…

7 keys to effective online learning

High-quality and engaging online learning programs have a number of common characteristics, like this young girl sitting learning online at her laptop.
Online learning’s reputation has taken a hit in recent years amid reports of poor academic performance and concerns over lax regulation. While there is certainly some cause for…

3 keys to cultivating the maker mindset

The two sides of the brain illustrate left and right brain concepts--both are used to cultivate a maker mindset.
When we dreamed of starting construction on a space where teachers and students alike could cultivate a maker mindset, our goals went beyond creating a dedicated makerspace. We…

Ensuring accessible content for all students

A person types on an ipad seeking accessible content for all students.
This summer, many faculty will work on developing or revising curricular content for their courses. One of the keys in developing new digital materials is verifying that those…

4 keys to building an equitable STEM program

This year in schools across the nation, approximately 136,000 students took advanced placement (AP) computer science, a 31 percent increase from last year. This group included a record…