I was worried my 5th grade bilingual class wouldn’t be able to enjoy the activity due to the language barrier, BUT I WAS WRONG, AND I AM SO HAPPY I WAS. My proudest moment was one of my female students, telling me “I really liked that, I think I want to be an engineer!”

Ivana Bailey, teacher, Ortiz Elementary, Abilene, Texas

Thank you for being amazing during this program and being of great help. I had this love and hate relationship with labs and you strengthened my love for it. I am very confident taking AP Bio this year and participating in labs … you have definitely made a big difference in my life.

 

Gordina Herbert, 12th Grade Student and Emerging Leaders in Biotechnology Mentee

The AR sandbox is so much better than having the students try and learn from a worksheet! I love this thing. If they had just learned this from a paper, they would never get it. With the sandbox, they get it 10 times faster.

Kyle Reiss, 8th grade teacher at KIPP Liberation College Prep Middle School

This experience was AMAZING! You two are AMAZING! Keep up the great work inspiring, motivating, educating, school staff and students. This not only was AMAZING for our students, but it was OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING Professional Development for myself and our staff!! Last year we were trying to put together a STEM Lab at Travis Elementary and made a great start, but now I know and the staff knows exactly how everything works!! THANK YOU!!

Victoria Davis, Memphis ISD Teacher

TXSTEM lab was amazing! In cooperative groups, our students were able to use money, budgeting, science, and engineering design to solve a problem… The best 45-minute teacher observation I’ve experienced. Already implemented money and budgeting into my labs. read more

Profesora América Rainey M.S. Educational Technology 5th-Grade Math & Science Teacher at Binion Elementary