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Universities Selected to Receive $2.4 Million to Improve Early Childhood STEM Ed

100Kin10, a national network that aims to train and retain 100,000 K–12 STEM teachers by 2021, Wednesday announced 10 recipients to receive more than $2.4 million in total funding for their “moonshot” ideas to improve early childhood STEM education.

100Kin10 launched the Early Childhood STEM Learning Challenge last summer. The network asked its participating partners (comprising more than 200 academic institutions, nonprofits, companies and government agencies) to help solve the following challenge: “How might we support teachers to create active STEM learning environments in grades pre-K to 3 across the country?”

According to 100Kin10, “active learning” engages students in thinking, questioning and problem-solving real-world issues. The grants help support innovative solutions from current 100Kin10 partners that prepare and support teachers to creative active STEM learning. The goal is to “encourage experimentation” and design “great solutions to the root causes of their overarching challenge,” according to the original program announcement.

The 10 winning projects include:

Further information is available on the 100Kin10 site.

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