A project that I have been working on with PBS Twin Cities has recently won an award! Hero Elementary won a Presenter’s Choice Award at the “2019 STEM For All Video Showcase: Innovations in STEM Education” held May 13-20.
I am extremely excited because I was tapped into the project after showing much enthusiasm for it during a presentation by PBS Twin Cities at MIT. We will be piloting Hero Elementary at the East Boston EEC in Fall 2019.
Here is some additional information about the project, as well as a video you can watch that explains the program:
Hero Elementary is a PBS Kids series and engaging educational media effort focused on improving school readiness in science and literacy for children grades K-2 and their families nationwide, with an emphasis on Latino communities, English Language Learners, youth with disabilities, and children from low-income households.
Hero Elementary’s transmedia universe integrates science and literacy to ignite children’s natural curiosity and broaden their understanding of how the world works and empower them to make a positive difference in their communities. All materials are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Materials include:
- animated children’s television episode
- hands-on science activities and games
- non-fiction e-books
- Science Power Notebook where kids create their own content
- educator guides
- additional enrichment resources for parents and caregivers
I look forward to using this comprehensive program with our Young STEAM Inventors next school year!