We’ve been waiting for this post from James Patterson and are so excited to share the grant program for this year! One of our friends received it last year, so complete the “easy peasy” application and win some money for your libraries! #booklove #zonereading #creatingreaders

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I want all teachers and their students to have a great classroom library – that’s why I’m partnering with Scholastic Book Clubs and giving away $2M. Apply here:

As a 4-Her for life, Molly has a deep appreciation for the work that 4-H has done for STEM. This recent collaboration that 4-H has done with one of her STEM idols, Dr. Mae Jemison, showcases the importance of agricultural science for a sustainable future. Enjoy the article!

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Read the full article featuring Dr. Mae Jemison and National 4-H Council President & CEO Jennifer Sirangelo on diversity in #STEM, via HuffPost: Bayer #ScienceMatters


Excited for Day 2 of the ND STEAM Conference. Be sure to join us for our 9am session on the STEM/STEAM Classroom!

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Had a great group of educators join us for the 3pm STEM/STEAM Classroom breakout session at the ND STEAM Conference in Valley City! Even had time for the design task!

Come visit the Cultivate21 booth at the ND STEAM Conference in Valley City! We are also presenting at 3:00pm on the STEM/STEAM Classroom today as well.

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Looking forward to a great day at the ND STEAM Conference at VCSU. We present today and tomorrow and have a booth for the trade show. We look forward to seeing you!

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We’ve loved spending time with the fantastic educators in Alexander (ND), supporting their PBL implementation. This sunrise greeted us as we drove up to the school on our last day with them this school year. #seeyounextyear

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Best of luck to the St. John Woodchucks today at the ND State B Tournament! #cultivate21school #hoopdreams

It was our last day of professional Learning for this school year with Maple Valley! What a fabulous journey toward purposeful technology integration it has been! So much fun to watch each other’s Flipgrids and share tech tools with each other on O365! Looking forward to our continued journey next year as we jump into PBL! #raidereducatorsrock #engagedteachers #techintegration

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Not sure if you were able to catch Oprah Winfrey's story on 60 Minutes last night about the effects of childhood trauma, but we posted the link to the piece at the end of the blog post that Molly did last week inspired by the topic. Here's a link to Molly's blog post reflecting on the Parkland, FL, school shooting with the link to Oprah's 60 Minutes piece at the end:

Cultivate21's CEO, Molly J. Bestge, has written a new blog post reflecting on childhood trauma and its connection to the Parkland, FL, school shooting. We do hope that you take the time to read it and think of the ways that you can find the roots of "The Holes in Their Souls."

What a great reflection on what makes a 21st Century Classroom.

STEM10 Signs of a 21st Century ClassroomBy Patrick GoertzFebruary 27, 2015551 shares17 comments One of my early challenges in coordinating my school’s STEM efforts has been determining exactly what is meant by a STEM school. There are probably as many answers to this question as there are educator...

Real-life Project-Based Learning. He’s on a mission to save lives. #realPBL

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A high school senior in Wisconsin has invented a device to keep intruders out of classrooms and possibly save lives.

Do you think Indiana schools should have this device?…/students-invention-protects-his-scho…

Wanted to share this opportunity for MakerSpace money! The deadline is fast, though!

Looking to expand access to #MakerEd at your school, library, or youth organization? Apply by March 6 for a $10k grant and professional development from Infosys Foundation USA in their #InfyMakers contest:

InfyMakers! Showcase your innovative thinking and making to solve problems facing individuals, communities and our world! Makers Wanted.

Great article we shared last year. Very timely after the keynote yesterday on employability...

Want to be employable in the future and be robotproof? Marty Neumeier says you must feel, see in systems, dream of new things, make using a process, and learn how to learn. #employability #21centuryskills #robotcurve

The rise of AI will have a huge impact on your career. Will creativity keep you robot-proof? The answer may surprise you.

Cultivate21’s CEO, Molly Bestge, keynoted this morning on Employability and Workforce readiness at the North Dakota Afterschool Summit at the Bismarck Career Academy today. #ndafterschool

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An honor to be “on the walls” at Central Cass as a 21st Century Education resource for their teachers. #resourceful #characterwords #gosquirrels

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