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Computer Science is for Everyone

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. This persuasive talk shows how essential and easy it is to gain a basic understanding of computer science learning principles. Our world increasingly driven by technology and software, so we all need to know the creative, problem-solving power of computer science. This is especially important to students who will lead the way in our shared future.

A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning

Third grader Cordell Steiner makes a pretty convincing argument for using video games in the classroom in this TEDx ta

Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard," teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park.


STEM Motivational Video

STEM is a nationwide initiative aimed at better equipping kids for the future. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. But STEM is more than just an acronym, its a step forward. In today's society, United States companies are forced to outsource high level jobs because Americans aren't qualified.

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STEM Video of the Month

"STEM Education: Developing 21st Century Problem Solvers" emphasizes the positive impact that STEM education can have on kids' academic achievement. Presented by Rob Stephenson, a National Teacher of the Year finalist, this video focuses on why STEM should be integrated into every child's learning and features strategies on how to facilitate STEM curriculum into the classroom. 


Dr. Noguera addresses issues about education. He urgers teachers to work with students to promote engagement and interest in schools. Furthermore he brings to light the needs of youth of color and low income students and how to improve the educations of those students.

I Am A Scientist

See how science is everywhere and the importance of choosing a STEM based career path.

Video Produced by the Learning in After-school & Summer Project

This video focuses on the learning principles that expanded learning programs or any setting interested in promoting young people's learning should incorporate.These learning principles include Learning that is Active, Collaborative, Meaningful, Supports Mastery, and Expands Horizons. The video features comments from California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, Researcher Deborah Vandell, Educator Pedro Noguera, after-school youth, and others.

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The Boy Who Played With Fusion

Taylor Wilson believes nuclear fusion is a solution to our future energy needs, and that kids can change the world. And he knows something about both of those: When he was 14, he built a working fusion reactor in his parents’ garage. Now he wants to save our seaports from nuclear terror.