Teacher Resources

External resources

American Association of University Women
AAUW and partner organizations have successfully teamed up to produce STEMpacks: innovative and easy-to-use curricula for advocates and educators working with middle school girls. STEMpacks cover engaging topics from cyber security to mobile apps to aerospace engineering.
Captain Planet Foundation
Explore the Captain Planet Foundation’s recommended resources for learning at home! Filter by grade band, topic, and type of activity.
Center for Puppetry Arts
Now you can enjoy curriculum-based workshops and Digital Learning interactive puppet shows from the safety and comfort of home.
Cult of Pedagogy
Run by a former teacher, this blog and podcast offers practical ways to engage students in various content areas. Topics include project based learning and discussion strategies.
Data Nuggets
Free activities that bring real scientific data into the classroom, guiding students through the process of science while building their quantitative abilities.
Design Thinking Bootcamp
If you’re looking for a how-to use design thinking processes, this is resource has a wealth of information. Included are prompts to help you think about each part of the design process and suggested activities for each step.
Discovery Education
Free resources for distance learning for all subjects, Pre-K through 12th grade (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home).
Georgia Council for the Arts
The Georgia Council for the Arts Teaching Artists Registry is designed to serve as a resource list of Georgia artists who are skilled in one or more artistic disciplines and experienced in a classroom setting.
Georgia Power: Learningpower.org
Since kicking off in 2011, Learning Power has partnered with educators to reach over 750,000 students across the state of Georgia. Twenty statewide Education Coordinators deliver hands-on, STEM-based energy and energy efficiency lessons at all grade levels, Pre-K through high school. Aligned with the Georgia Standards of Excellence in science and math, interactive labs and creative class activities amp up STEM learning and career exploration.
Georgia Public Broadcasting
Georgia educators can access an online library of free educational resources from GPB Education, PBS LearningMedia, and Discovery Education, including videos, activities, and associated lesson plans for teachers, that align with Georgia standards.
Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code offers FREE curriculum that is housed completely online for all 6th – 12th grade schools and you can access it in a matter of minutes! Not only that, but we also provide a $300 Community Funds Grant to support other resources that you might need to support learning.
Facing History
Facing History has a list of teaching strategies you can sort by the type of thinking or activity you want kids to do. If you’re looking for new student-centered teaching strategies, this is a great resource!
Fostering STEAM
The Colors of Nature project developed a series of kits that explore the art and science of nature’s colors. The lesson plans, with material lists for creating your own kits, are freely available for download.
Ignite my Future in School
Ignite My Future in School provides middle school educators with standards-aligned, transdisciplinary resources designed to effectively engage classrooms with the foundations of computational thinking across core subject areas.
Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM
Resources to integrate hands-on, standards-based, creative experiences for K-12 classrooms.
Mathworks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge
MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge is a contest for high school juniors and seniors. Through participation, students experience what it’s like to work as a team to tackle a real-world problem under time and resource constraints, akin to those faced by professional mathematicians working in industry. The Challenge awards $100,000 in scholarships in 2018.
What is a “Nanooze” (we say it….nah–news)? Nanooze is not a thing, Nanooze is a place. A place to hear about the latest exciting stuff in science and technology, particularly things related to Nanotechnology, the science of really small things.
NASA STEM Resources
Explore NASA STEM Resources for K-12 Educators.
Technology and pedagogical resources are provided to support the Physics, Cyber Science, STEM EDA, and Advanced Math for Engineering and Science curriculum. A list of technology resources is accompanied by technology-based projects and activities that support 21st century learning environments. Additional resources include teaching tips for facilitating class discussions, cooperative learning models, creating rubrics, and grading student work.
OK Go Sandbox
OK Go Sandbox is an online resource for educators that uses OK Go’s music videos as starting points for integrated guided inquiry challenges allowing students to explore various STEAM concepts.
PBL Works
Dive into this collection…of FREE videos, planning forms, rubrics, blogs, and more. Whether you want to learn about PBL, or find classroom resources, PBL Works materials will support your journey.
Smithsonian Learning Lab
Use the Smithsonian Learning Lab to support deep, meaningful learning with an online universe of authentic resources and tools for making them your own.
Stanford d.school K12 Lab
The K12 lab provides resources and professional development for bringing design thinking to the classroom through immersive real-world projects and creative problem-solving.
Teach Engineering
TeachEngineering is a digital library comprised of standards-aligned engineering curricula for K-12 educators to make applied science and math come alive through engineering design.
TeachRock STEAM
The TeachRock STEAM chapter examines the connections between science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in popular music, and introduces students to many of the theories, practices, and methods regularly used in these fields.