Category: Blog

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 Administration.com 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…


CES through the eyes of an expert

February 4, 2019

Last month we talked in this blog about the Consumer Electronics Show and why we as parents and educators should care about it. This month we wanted to take a look at what was presented at the show. Our resident Children’s Technology expert Dr. Warren Buckleitner of the Children’s Technology thought were ‘pretty cool’. Included Read more…


Why does the Consumer Electronics Show Matter?

January 7, 2019

This week  the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be happening in Las Vegas. This Expo is held each year and is sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association, which touts itself as an organization “which provides the ultimate platform for technology leaders to connect, collaborate, and propel consumer technology forward.” The show itself will host more Read more…