SAE STEM Program Recognized By EdTech Awards 2022
For the second year in a row, SAE International’s A World In Motion® (AWIM®) PreK-12 STEM education program has been recognized by The EdTech Awards being named a finalist in two categories “Best Coding, Computer Science, Engineering Solution” and “Best Curriculum and Instruction Solution.”
With more states requiring computer science (CS) education for K-12 students, AWIM developed a new IT series to address the challenge of adding CS to an already full instructional schedule. From “unplugged” lessons that support comprehension and application of concepts, to collaborative explorations that promote teamwork, creative problem-solving, and critical thinking, AWIM IT addresses computational thinking, cybersecurity, and digital citizenship.
Programming Each Other and Navigating the Digital Universe (elementary), and Cybersecurity: Keeping Our Networks Secure (middle school) follow AWIM’s pedagogical model with engaging, hands-on activities establishing a strong IT foundation. Thinking Computationally, a free SAE STEM@Home resource, exposes students to basic computer programming and logic with at-home activities. Combined, these resources encourage imagination, build emotional connections, improve knowledge retention, and help young learners envision their own STEM-related opportunities.
“Through our STEM education programs, SAE strives to help today’s students become tomorrow’s engineers and scientists. We are excited and honored to be recognized by The EdTEch Awards for the second year in a row,” said Amy Smith, Pre-college manager PreK-12, SAE International.
Now in its 12th year, The EdTech Awards is the largest and most competitive recognition program in all of education technology. The annual program showcases the best and brightest in edtech and their work to transform education through technology–enriching the lives of learners everywhere.
“To the innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in K-12, higher education, and workforce learning who continue connecting, producing and persisting despite all challenges—a hearty hat-tip and a grand salute!” said Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest Victor Rivero.
This year’s finalists and winners were narrowed from the larger field and judged based on criteria, including: pedagogical workability, efficacy and results, support, clarity, value and potential.