Youth Entrepreneurship

Engaging Students in STEM through technology: Verizon Innovative Learning HQ Digital Resource for Educators

November 2, 2021

A Discouraging Reality Earlier this year, Google, in partnership with Gallup, released a report about the gender gap in computer science. According to their findings, 88% of girls are not

Davis Middle School teacher engages parents via online cooking show

Teaching in a Hybrid World

October 4, 2021

 It’s October. The pace of funneling students into school rooms and Zoom rooms is running full speed, and the holidays are already peeking over the horizon. And the teacher’s job

Youth Entrepreneurship team supports Verizon edtech portal, labs program expansion

August 11, 2021

To say we are thrilled to be a part of this is an understatement. Our Youth Entrepreneurship team has been hard at work developing STEM-focused curriculum for the soon-to-be launched

Engaging kids in STEM activities over the summer

July 28, 2021

“School’s out for summer School’s out forever” – Alice Cooper   Alice Cooper’s rock anthem, “Schools out” has been a refrain for students for generations but just because school’s out

Championing English Language Learners in STEM

June 1, 2021

This post is written by Sandra Castro, a Program Coordinator for the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute’s Youth Entrepreneurship team. In her role, Sandra provides support to middle

Engaging middle schoolers with sustainable development goals

April 20, 2021

April heralds a special day many have come to recognize as the environmentally aware holiday, Earth Day.  The day’s origins can be traced back to the late 1960s as the

The power of leveraging safe spaces to foster and sustain the entrepreneurial mindset

March 8, 2021

What do you want to be when you grow up? A question that is frequently asked of us throughout our early years. It is also a question that we change

Using design thinking to cultivate community outside the middle school classroom

November 5, 2020

Sizzling pork shoulder in adobo sauce, warmed up corn tortillas, expertly diced tomatoes and a roasted garlic that you can almost smell. No, this is not Taco Chronicles on Netflix.

Screenshot of creating a question in Quizizz

Three Tech Tools to Engage K-12 Learners

September 30, 2020

In our ever-changing educational world where students are learning from home, learning in a hybrid scenario, how do educators engage students, check for understanding, and fully explore challenging content across