We’re sharing STEM activities and resources for the FIRST community and a special DonorsChoose funding opportunity from Disney.
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FIRST® STEM Activities

Happy National STEM Day! STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) combined with transdisciplinary learning opens opportunities for deeper learning connections and meets students' needs to know and be prepared for the 21st Century world of work. In a new FIRST® Inspire blog post, Education Director Libby Simpson shares examples of FIRST activities that grow student content knowledge and learning through STEM.

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DonorsChoose Educator Funding Available

Educators and their students are moving full speed ahead during the FIRST® FORWARDSM presented by Qualcomm season. With generous support from FIRST Strategic Partner Disney, educators in the United States can create DonorsChoose projects to fund FIRST robotics programs in their classrooms. If your team needs additional tools or LEGO resources, learn more about teacher eligibility and how to create your project.

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Reminder: Nominate a FIRST Educator

The Inspire the Future: FIRST Educators Recognition Program honors our commitment to recognizing the outstanding work of educators in the FIRST community and is inspired by the powerful ethos of “Teacher in Space” Christa McAuliffe who famously said, “I touch the future. I teach.” We’re asking YOU, our FIRST community members, to submit nominations on behalf of inspiring educators in your local communities to help us recognize the incredible impact they make.

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