Overview: Now more than ever, people are realizing that protecting the natural resources of our planet is a global issue, not just a local one. This lesson will encourage students to explore how we can draw from our collective knowledge and experienc
The Franklin Center For Innovation, Inc. is happy to announce our partnership with the Thorn Hill Education Center and CommonWealth Garden.
This partnership will create a Community Garden growing on the grounds at Thorn Hill and offer a collaborative
STEAM has been around for a while. Because it’s a comparatively new educational concept, how much do you know about it? This blog will break it down for you and let you get to know it better. Read on!
STEAM stands for Science, Tech
New technologies like 3-D printers and laser cutters have boosted entrepreneurial activity in American communities.
Two and a half years ago, James Fallows wrote an article about the changing state of American manufacturing. He argued that developme
It has nothing to do with Monty Python, but the Flying Circus drone-race events during the past three years in Covington, Virginia, are one of many reasons and indications that rural community colleges and their students are looking toward the brigh
High-paying jobs are available for students who choose trade school or vocational or technical education instead of bachelor’s degree programs.
My son is 15 and will be starting his junior year of high school in the fall. The talk of going to college
This trailblazing Canadian company is building a new standard for sustainability since they started recycling the bulk of their municipal plastic waste into lumber.
Roughly 80% of the plastic recyclables collected throughout Halifax, Nova Scotia ar
By now, we’ve grown accustomed to calls for more career and technical education in high school.
The reason for these calls is twofold. First, not everyone will go to college, so giving students an introduction to other career alternatives gives the
Children are natural makers — give a kid a cardboard box, and she’ll transform it immediately into an oven, a spaceship, an elevator, or something else that I probably cannot imagine.
Recent years have seen a growth of the maker movement, or an ent
1. Find or Repurpose a Space
Finding a room is easier than you think. Many cities and school districts have underutilized or forgotten spaces that can be repurposed for a very low cost. For example, Andrew Coy, high school technology teacher and Exe
Makerspaces, STEAM labs, and fab labs are popping up in schools across the country. Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering
Morehead State University’s Space Science Center launches students in out-of-this world engineering careers
Morgan Harrison, who graduated from Morehead State University in December, has known since she was a young girl that her career path would som
The maker movement is a social movement with an artisan spirit. Promoting equity in the maker movement is fundamental to its success in democratizing access to STEAM and other tech-rich domains. Maker culture emphasizes learning-through-doing (act
Proposal - using writing, speaking, video, or other means to convey an idea to teachers, peers, employers, clients …
Pattern Making - using CAD software, hand drawings, and experimentation to produce usable models that will be prototyped as viable
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