Instructional Resources

On this page, you’ll find all kinds of content for your classroom–lesson and unit plans, classroom activities, and videos. You can use the drop-down fields on the right side of the page to search for content by type, content, and grade level. You’ll also find two instructional tools developed by STEMSTL’s workgroups: the professional-development-quality rubric is designed to help professional-development providers self-assess the quality of their programs, and the transportable skills document defines and provides examples of the most in-demand professional competencies.

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STEMSTL’s Connecting to Workforce workgroup developed the Transportable Skills document to connect K-12 educators with the 21st-century skills employers have identified as a need for their workforce.

The quality professional development rubric was created to provide STEM professional development providers an opportunity to do a self-assessment and reflection of the types of professional development that are being offered compared to some identified best practices of quality professional development. The STEMSTL Professional Development workgroup engaged in comprehensive research on best professional development practices and aggregated their findings into the scaled rubric.

This rubric is intended to be used as a tool for self-reflection rather than judgment or evaluation Your self assessment of your professional development activity is meant to provide you a “temperature check” as to where you currently are in implementing high quality STEM professional development.


Arts Integrated Curriculum

Inspired by the intelligence and emotional wisdom of young people, we create professional theater, foster inclusive community, and nurture meaningful learning through the arts.
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Best STEM Book List

Best STEM Books winners explore problems and possible solutions in the scientific world and, where applicable, in the lives of the protagonists. Instead of focusing on specific content, the Best STEM Books emphasize real-world issues that cross disciplinary boundaries. We have chosen titles that provoke readers to examine the “thinking stance” of characters—not simply to look at actions and results.
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Boeing: Educational Resources

Boeing engineers worked closely with education partners to develop K-12 resources that focus on applying science to solve tough real-world problems. Get inspired by our collection of lesson plans, videos, interactive media and design challenges, all of which are intended to increase their interest and aptitude for 21st century skills.
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Bridge Program Middle School Summer Academy

1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63121
Four-week program offering enrichment in career and personal development, mathematics, science, and writing and dialogue strategies to students entering 7th through 9th grade. Offered Monday through Friday, 7:45 am - 12:00 pm (Entering grade 7-9 in Summer 2023, Deadline to Apply: May 26)
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C3 Creative Computing Curriculum

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This guide is a collection of ideas, strategies, and activities for an introductory creative computing experience using the Scratch programming language. The activities are designed to support familiarity and increasing fluency with computational creativity and computational thinking. In particular, the activities encourage exploration of key computational thinking concepts (sequence, loops, parallelism, events, conditionals, operators, data) and key computational thinking practices (experimenting and iterating, testing and debugging, reusing and remixing, abstracting and modularizing).
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