Monthly Archives: July 2016

Online K-12 Engineering Education Certificate Program Starts September 6

The Online K-12 Engineering Education (OKEE) Certificate Program empowers teachers to bring hands-on engineering to their students.  Over the course of 18 months, participants take four courses that help them to learn engineering content and teaching and learning practices that foster hands-on learning.   Offered completely online and asynchronously,  this graduate-level program provides teachers with a kit of materials to engage in open-ended design projects at their kitchen table to build their own engineering knowledge.  Participants also spend time interacting with colleagues, looking at student work, and building a community and network that will extend beyond the program.”

Participants can take up to two courses without applying to the OKEE Program.  Single class registration uses a different form.   No transcripts are needed, if you don’t enroll in the certificate program.

Tuition for individual OKEE Courses: $1,000 for each course (each course is 4 credit hours) plus $100 lab fee for Content courses.  $75 non-refundable application fee, too.

Rolling admissions through August 15th.   As of today, 5 to 8 spaces are available for EnE 0150

Informational webinars on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 29.

Fall 2016:

Start Date – September 6, 2016

End Date – December 22, 2016

Spring 2017:

Start Date – January 19, 2017

End Date – May 12, 2017

For more information see

TEN80 STEM Innovators-in-Training Experience Indiana – October 19

Join TEN80 Education’s team of STEM professionals and regional leaders in a one day version of the Innovators-in-Training Challenge. Students will attend workshops and working sessions that focus on one or more of the four critical aspects of innovation: the engineering process, enterprise process, content & skills and leadership.

  • Audience: High schools and organizations that serve high school students
  • Minimum Participation: 5 students due to the team-oriented challenge
  • Snack & Lunch: Provided to participants registered 2 weeks prior to the event
  • T-shirts: Provided to all students
  • Bussing stipends: Available to schools that bring 40 or more students

See the Indiana brochure here.

Connect to the registration website here.

Amazon Launches A Dedicated STEM Toy Shop

Amazon announced this morning the launch of a new store on its site that’s dedicated to selling STEM toys and games. The shop will feature a variety of items for children of all ages, the retailer says, which are focused on encouraging kids to develop science, technology, engineering and/or math-related skills.

Some of the toys include those from Snap Circuits and LEGO. And some are aimed at the preschool set, like the Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Abacus, for example, while others are for older kids, like the littleBits Electronics cloudBit Starter Kit, which teaches coding.

To read the complete article click here.

To visit the store click here.