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Posted on: October 26th, 2020

What’s new in academic competitions for students.

The world of academic competitions is continually evolving. Every year brings new programs to light, and some others shut their doors. There are new deadlines, new rules, and new requirements to keep...

Posted on: October 26th, 2020

Plant the Moon in Your Own Backyard!

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be on the moon, the Plant the Moon Challenge is the closest you can get right here on the Earth! In this competition, you’ll get hands-on with lunar...

Posted on: October 14th, 2020

Decision making skills Help Set Students up for Success in Life

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is the importance of making big decisions. From COVID-19 to an economic crisis to wildfires raging across much of the western US, big things are happening all...

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Impact Research

Posted on: October 26th, 2020

What’s new in academic competitions for students.

The world of academic competitions is continually evolving. Every year brings new programs to light, and some others shut their doors. There are new deadlines, new rules, and new requirements to keep...

Posted on: October 5th, 2020

Problem-Solving: The Most Important Skill Not Taught in School

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “problem-solving”? Maybe it brings to mind troubleshooting a design issue or managing a crisis during a group project. Perhaps you think of word...

Posted on: October 2nd, 2020

The Transformative Impact of Design Challenges

This is a guest post by Brent Powell. Brent was a teacher and administrator for 15 years at The Derryfield School in Manchester, NH, and now serves as a Program Officer for Korda Institute for...

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STEM

Posted on: October 27th, 2020

You won’t want to miss the 2021 Rube Goldberg Machine Minecraft Contest. Here’s why. 

As students are settling into their new routines at school, it's the perfect time to start thinking about how to enrich their current curriculum and add a little fun to keep them motivated. Academic...

Posted on: October 26th, 2020

How to Win More Student Robotics Competitions

What does it take to build and operate a competitive robot? Students in robotics competitions have been discovering the answer to that question for decades. There’s a reason that robotics...

Posted on: October 26th, 2020

Plant the Moon in Your Own Backyard!

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be on the moon, the Plant the Moon Challenge is the closest you can get right here on the Earth! In this competition, you’ll get hands-on with lunar...

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Best Practices

Posted on: October 2nd, 2020

The Transformative Impact of Design Challenges

This is a guest post by Brent Powell. Brent was a teacher and administrator for 15 years at The Derryfield School in Manchester, NH, and now serves as a Program Officer for Korda Institute for...

Posted on: September 28th, 2020

Want to be a competition champion? Practice these 10 skills to up your game!

Academic competitions are an excellent way for students to learn the crucial life skills missing from the school curriculum. Skills like teamwork, collaboration, and risk management are at the...

Posted on: September 23rd, 2020

Academic Competition Best-Practices and Opportunities for Teachers

Teachers play an important role in the lives of their students. Beyond serving as educators, teachers often act as mentors, advisors, and moral support. Now more than ever, educators are tasked with...

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