2024-2025 STEM Scale-Up Program Menu

ReClick on the program titles below for more information about each program.


Available on the 2024-2025 STEM Scale-Up Program Menu:

All About Balance - Fact Sheet
Description: Watch your children become more curious and engaged as they actively explore the role of balance within the world of objects, and with their own bodies.
Grade Level: PK-2
Contact: Beth VanMeeteren, University of Northern Iowa, Iowa Regents’ Center for Early Developmental Education Beth.VanMeeteren@uni.edu
Website: https://regentsctr.uni.edu

Artificial Intelligence - Fact Sheet
Description: AI for K-12 Educators is a professional development series that provides educators with a high-level understanding of how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) impact our society.
Grade Level: K-12
Contact: Samantha Dahlby, NewBoCo, samantha@newbo.co
Website: https://newbo.co/education/educators/ai-professional-development/

Blackbird Code - Fact Sheet
Description: A collection of online curricula that teaches math or science through the lens of coding. Students
write real, text-based programs which bring to life the core concepts they are learning.
Grade Level: 6-12
Contact: Ness Blackbird, Blackbird Code, ness@blackbirdcode.com
Website: https://blackbirdcode.com
Upcoming Webinar Registration:

Derivita Math - Fact Sheet
Description: Platform maximizes the impact of your current math curriculum and increases student engagement in math.
Grade Level: 6-12
Contact: Doug Sovde, Derivita, doug.sovde@derivita.com
Website: https://www.derivita.com/getting-started-onboarding
Recorded Webinar:  https://youtu.be/-ytVAGdvaWM

Exploring and Connecting to Iowa’s Agriculture - Fact Sheet
Description: Exploring and Connecting to Iowa’s Agriculture is a two-day professional development workshop that engages educators with ag professionals and classroom curriculum.
Grade Level: 2-8
Contact: Cathryn Carney, Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation, ccarney@iowaagliteracy.org
Website: https://www.iowaagliteracy.org/
Recorded Webinar:  https://youtu.be/8FqVdidhOJU

FUSE Studio - Fact Sheet
Description: FUSE creates onramps to deeper STEAM engagement and encourages STEAM exploration through an innovative, challenge-based approach and studio-like environment.
Grade Level: 4-12
Contact: Reed Stevens, Northwestern University, reed-stevens@northwestern.edu
Website: https://www.fusestudio.net/
Recorded Webinar: FUSE Information Webinar

Investigating Everyday Phenomena - Fact Sheet
Description: A program designed to captivate young minds while demystifying real-world phenomena.
Grade Level: K-5
Contact: Valerie Cole, hand2mind, Inc., vcole@hand2mind.com
Recorded Webinar:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l7Y4lt20DrHxwVL5dzvAVareptGXBda3/view?usp=sharing
Website: https://www.hand2mind.com/iowascaleup

Making Innovative STEM Connections - Fact Sheet
Description: This lesson design framework focuses around the idea that making and tinkering are ways to engage student’s minds and build conceptual understanding around academic content.
Grade Level: PK-8
Contact: Robert Burnett, Science Center of Iowa, rob.burnett@sciowa.org
Website: https://www.sciowa.org/education/professional-development/educators/maki...
Recorded Webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/K5Uz2ExlZwex4Es9N2uo09zlkSsCDURfpExCGfFdegPaqqhPIdjoLsg6h1c36IhT.JzaJ8Vwua552M2zW
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Positive Physics, Chemistry, Physical Science, Biology, Environmental Science & Engineering - Fact Sheet
Description: An engaging, online lesson and problem bank. The site was designed to be accessible to students on any level from basic to AP.
Grade Level: 6-12
Contact: Jack Replinger, Positive Physics, jack@positivephysics.org
Website: www.positivephysics.org/
Upcoming Webinar Registration:

Robo Wunderkind STEM Program - Fact Sheet
Description: Offers easy-to-use building blocks and a series of age-appropriate coding apps that develop computational thinking skills and spark a curiosity for STEAM in young learners.
Grade Level: K-5
Contact: Jamie Guidry, Robo Wunderkind, Inc., jamie@robowunderkind.com
Website: https://www.robowunderkind.com/us/home
Recorded Webinar:  Iowa STEM Scale-Up: Info Session with Robo Wunderkind

Spatial Vis: The First Step in Design for Engineering and Technology - Fact Sheet
Description: A tool to teach freehand sketching and improve students’ spatial skills.
Grade Level: 6-12
Contact: Lelli Van Den Einde, eGrove Education, Inc., lelli@egrove.education
Website: https://egrove.education/

Storytime STEM-packs: STEM + Computer Science - Fact Sheet
Description: Incorporate age-appropriate STEM+C concepts into children’s programming. Children collaboratively explain phenomena or solve the problem, thereby making sense of the STEM concept.
Grade Level: PreK-2
Contact: Gabriela Rose, Allegheny Intermediate Unit Math & Science Collaborative, gabriela.rose@aiu3.net
Website: Storytimestem.com 
Recorded Webinar:   ​https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bb_Zi6c0Ygbf6XFD-XLKQhDIYDCtFIFv/view?usp=sharing

Teachley Math - Fact Sheet
Description: Enhances K-5 core math curricula by building students’ conceptual understanding, fluency, and problem-solving skills across addition, subtraction, place value/base ten, multiplication, fractions, and measurement/data.
Grade Level: K-5
Contact: Rachael Labrecque, Teachley, LLC, rachael@teachley.com
Website: www.teachley.com/iowa-stem
Recorded Webinar: https://bit.ly/4bisvlu

Turing Tumble - Fact Sheet
Description: A revolutionary STEM game that teaches how computers work at a fundamental level. Students build marble-powered, mechanical computers to solve a series of structured logic puzzles using their own hands instead of a screen.
Grade Level: 3-12
Contact: Anna Riechers, Upper Story, anna.riechers@upperstory.com
Website: https://upperstory.com/
Recorded Webinar: https://youtu.be/-MyfXpaD9MU


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