We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focusing on innovative STEM pedagogy and teacher development in all settings including Pre K-16 classrooms, out of school, and online. We believe that neither STEM nor Education are silos and that every experience is a STEM experience.
talkSTEM’s mission is to develop future generations of female and underserved STEM leaders by inspiring today’s youth to adopt a STEM mindset. talkSTEM accomplishes this in many ways through both community engagement and educator professional development.
Live events, like the Pi Day Math Festival, invite the community to gather and work together to see the world through a STEM lens and celebrate the many connections between science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Our great partnerships highlight the importance of STEM education, and work with us to better support children in the community through their education journeys.
talkSTEM provides a vast collection of digital resources that can be accessed by any parent or educator housed in the Learning Suite. talkSTEM’s Learning Suite has activity tool kits, a free educational video bank, worksheets, online events, and online games for every child to use.
The walkSTEM® initiative is one example of a talkSTEM program that was created to invite children, families, parents, and educators, to observe their everyday environments through a STEM lens. Parents and educators have access to the free walkSTEM® Academy that contains all the walkSTEM® experiences talkSTEM has created so far. Students can use these videos to explore familiar and new locations, all while learning relevant science, technology, engineering, and math!
The walkSTEM® program can be used inside and outside of the classroom in many ways, including virtual field trips. Teachers can also invite their classes to create their own walkSTEM®, curriculum that is suited to both remote and in class learning.
These listed strategies allow talkSTEM to support many teachers and students in communities near and far.
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