Summer Fun in Northeast Chicagoland

May 14, 2019

We can become nostalgic about summer vacation. If you think back on your own, this was a time of exploring and developing your independence. Times change but children do not. TechStars camps help your children continue this tradition by introducing children to new things while having fun. First and Second grade students learn Video Game Read more…

Allowing Children to Learn

April 1, 2019

While researching topics for this month’s blog post I read the following in the article STEM education myths in early grades by VIctoria Clayton published March 25, 2019 on District and it really made me think. “ a 2016 study that found kids show up for kindergarten with uneven exposure to science, technology, engineering Read more…

Inspiring Girls into STEM Education

March 4, 2019

According to the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in 2014 on 18% of Computer Science graduates in the US were women. It is imperative that we encourage girls to study the STEM fields. In less than 10 years the US will need 1.7 million more engineers and computer scientists. The AAUW states that this Read more…

STEAM Conference

February 16, 2019

On Wednesday, February 13th we participated in the Lincolnshire-Prarie View School District 103 Learning Fund Foundations first STEAM Conference. If you are not familiar with STEAM, this includes the traditional STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, with the addition of Art! This event provided almost 250 students with the opportunity to participate in Read more…

Benefits of Technology Education for Children

February 8, 2019

Technology is a valuable resource for teachers to incorporate into their classroom experience. Not only do teachers have the ability to engage their students with interactive learning applications, they also have access to tools that can support classroom management.

Newest TechStars Curriculum Uses MinecraftEDU

February 8, 2019

The newest TechStars curriculum by technology education provider Computer Explorers is Minecraft: Desert Island Survival. In the course, students ages 8 and up will be fully engaged as they work collaboratively on a private server