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Boeing works toward a future when all students will have access to learning so they can develop their skills, do what they dream, and build something better.  While each community faces its own local education priorities and challenges, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is globally recognized as a key to workforce preparedness and continued innovation.  Working with community, business and private sector partners, Boeing supports education programs designed to develop a globally competitive workforce and strong communities.


PBS SoCaL is dedicated to educating, entertaining and enlightening viewers throughout the greater Los Angeles region on all media platforms. PBS SoCaL Education serves parents, teachers, and students on-air, online, and through community engagement.  Our major education and engagement initiatives include Ready to Learn and American Graduate, focusing on cradle to career support and resources. PBS SoCaL Education engages audiences across three major platforms: in the home, in the classroom, and in the community.

Children's Home Society of California

CHS offers programs and services to build upon a family's inherent strengths so they can move toward self-sufficiency.  To reach out to children and families at risk, CHS provides a variety of services to children and families working to improve their quality of life by offering vital informational, educational, and resource services. CHS is also an expert resource for child care providers, other social service agencies, and government agencies at the local, state, and national level.

OC STEM Initiative

As a growing network comprised of local funders, the Orange County STEM Initiative's mission is to partner with community stakeholders (students, parents, teachers, businesses, and funders) invested in the improvement of the quality and outcome of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning in Orange County to develop the critical thinking, creative and innovative leaders of tomorrow.

Stratford School

Stratford School is an independent private school founded on the belief that education is a significant influence in the life of a child.  Committed to inspiring students to achieve an excellent academic education, Stratford School offers a challenging curriculum focused on core subjects, creating a safe and disciplined school environment conducive to learning, and motivating students through high expectations.  Stratford School brings together principals, teachers, and parents who are passionate about education.


Orange County Business Council

Orange County Business Council (OCBC) is the leading voice of business on important issues locally, regionally and nationally. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia to enhance Orange County's economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life by leading a high profile, proactive advocacy program for business interests throughout California and the nation.

Adriana OliveraDeveloping Curriculum with a Social & Emotional Lens
Flow of the Day
Creating Community with Families From the Beginning
How Curriculum Creates Culture
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Carrie Lynne Draper1st Grade Moon Challenge
Appendix I – Engineering Design in the NGSS
Collaborating for Communication
Don't Forget Families
Early Childhood Misconceptions
Early Education in Engineering and Design
Early Years STEM of Inquiry Article
Engineering Design
Facebook Engineer Turns 5 Year Olds into Hackers
Family Style Engineering
Girder and Panel Building Toy
How Lego is Constructing the Next Generation of Engineers
Kids Ahead – The Shallows Activities – Building Beaches
Kinder Explores Inventions
Kindergarten Assessment NSTA
Lesson Stomata
Makerspace Playbook
Nature Essential for the Brain
Next Generation Science Standards
Parent Involvement
Pixar Engineers Leave to Build Real World Living Toys
Project-Based Engineering for Kids
Research Links
Rock Lesson TEACHER SCRIPT for 3rd Grade
Rock'in with Third Grade
Science Notebooks 1-30-2008
Science Art
Scientific & Engineering for K-12
Shadow Play Lab
STEM Confident Teachers
STEM Teacher Learning Journeys
Straw Rockets
Strong STEM Needs Strong Sprouts
Technology to Best Fit the Need
Think BIG
Unlocking the Power of Observation
Websites Worth Checking Out
Whacky Weather
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Cathy Topal

Central Role of Art in ECE
Curriculum Flier: Explorations in Art
Overview: Thinking with a Line
Thinking with a Line: Math-Art Article
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Douglas ClementsBuilding Blocks of Early Mathematics
Math in the Early Years
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Ellen KhokhaBeyond Structure
Inspiration, Innovation, and Change!
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Jean BarbreMath Play – How Young Children Approach Math
Thinking Outside the Blocks: Integrating Research-based Activities with STEM
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Jennifer MontgomeryBooks you Can Count On
Maria BartoliniThe Early Construction of Mathematical Meanings – Ch. 20
Construction and Representation of Space in 5-Year-Old Children – Ch. 22
Bambini Che Contano: A Long Term Program for Preschool Teachers Development
Semiotic Meditation in the Mathematics Classroom
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Mary PollmanBlocks and Beyond: Strengthening Early Math and Science through Spatial Development
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Sherry Hoffman10 Ways to Engage Your Architect
Follow Your Vision: Inspiration for Dreamers
March E-Blast
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Steve ErwinSTEM - Inquiring Minds Want to Know
Whitney CohenBean Babies
Container Seeds
A Home for Worms
Educational Gardens for Preschool Sites
Seed Starting and Transplanting
Solar Tea
Life Lab
Note-Taking Guide
What's in the Box
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