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JASON Learning has numerous open source materials that can be used in addition to your existing access, or can be used to try JASON in your classroom!

JASON Learning has designated these curriculum collections, resources, and activities as entirely open access to share our work and impact with as many students and educators as possible.

Nationwide Open Resources

Design & Pitch Challenges in STEM Round 1 

JASON recognizes “student voice” and knows students want to give back to their communities and make a difference. We know that students are the entrepreneurs of tomorrow—how can they become the entrepreneurs of today?

As a result of that, we are sharing what we’ve been working on for the last five years with North Carolina State University (NCSU). 

Design & Pitch Challenges in STEM asks students to examine significant problems in real-world circumstances and consider how they can create solutions.

You can transform your community by implementing Design and Pitch Challenges in STEM. Design and Pitch Challenges can be used in 

  • Classrooms

  • Summer Programs

  • Homeschools

  • FFA

  • Afterschool Clubs

  • & More!

In Design & Pitch Challenges in STEM Round 1, students will meet inventors and entrepreneurs who share their insights into the process of creation, from concept to prototype, pitch, production, and distribution. They will encounter a selection of Challenges that can be approached from many angles, using different areas of knowledge, techniques, and technology. Finally, it is their task to come up with an innovative solution to a Challenge and create a short, engaging pitch to convince a panel of investors that it’s worth funding.

It is critical that students learn to recognize when to reach out and teach themselves something new about STEM, their clients, or the situation. The world needs their big ideas!

You can modify/customize Design & Pitch Challenges in STEM for your community.

  • JASON Learning and North Carolina State University (NCSU) have partnered to develop Design & Pitch Challenges in STEM! Design & Pitch Challenges in STEM ask students to examine significant problems in real-world circumstances and consider how they can create solutions.

  • This free material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1759167. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

  • These free materials were authored by Dr. Jere Confrey, Dr. Erin Krupa, Michael Belcher, and the research team in the Department of STEM Education at North Carolina State University and JASON Learning. Contact us at design_pitch@ncsu.edu

Design & Pitch Challenges in STEM Round 2

JASON recognizes “student voice” and knows students want to give back to their communities and make a difference. We know that students are the entrepreneurs of tomorrow—how can they become the entrepreneurs of today?

As a result of that, we are sharing what we’ve been working on for the last five years with North Carolina State University (NCSU). 

Design & Pitch Challenges in STEM asks students to examine significant problems in real-world circumstances and consider how they can create solutions.

You can transform your community by implementing Design and Pitch Challenges in STEM. Design and Pitch Challenges can be used in 

  • Classrooms

  • Summer Programs

  • Homeschools

  • FFA

  • Afterschool Clubs

  • & More!

In Design & Pitch Challenges in STEM Round 2, students They will encounter a selection of Challenges that can be approached from many angles, using different areas of knowledge, techniques, and technology.

It is critical that students learn to recognize when to reach out and teach themselves something new about STEM, their clients, or the situation. Finally, it is their task to come up with an innovative solution to a Challenge and create a short, engaging pitch to convince a panel of investors that it’s worth funding. The world needs their big ideas!

 

You can modify/customize Design & Pitch Challenges in STEM for your community.

  • JASON Learning and North Carolina State University (NCSU) have partnered to develop Design & Pitch Challenges in STEM! Design & Pitch Challenges in STEM ask students to examine significant problems in real-world circumstances and consider how they can create solutions.

  • This free material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2048332 Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Science Foundation.

    These free materials were authored by Dr. Erin Krupa, Dr. Robin Anderson, and Michael Belcher, and the research team in the Department of STEM Education at North Carolina State University and JASON Learning. Contact us at design_pitch@ncsu.edu.

ISRI Recycling Collection

  • ISRI & JASON  Learning have developed a school curriculum to help teachers and students understand both the importance of recycling and the recycling industry. 

Virginia-Specific Open Resources

VIMS Marine Science: Microplastics

  • JASON Learning and the Virginia Institute for Marine Science (VIMS) have partnered to give students compelling information about our diverse waterways and the environmental impact of common but destructive practices with plastics and waste.

SPARK CTE: Advanced Manufacturing

  • Free for school districts located in GO Virginia Region 5. Region 5 consists of the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg; and the counties of Accomack, Isle of Wight, James City, Northampton, Southampton, and York. 

  • SPARK: Setting Pathways that Activate Real-world Knowledge was developed in partnership between JASON Learning and Portsmouth Public Schools, supported by a GO Virginia Region 5 Economic Growth and Diversification grant.

Pathways to Success — Career Exploration for Middle School (Coming Soon!)

  • Good-paying jobs in almost every industry today require a stronger foundation in STEM subjects and a higher level of STEM literacy than ever before. JASON has developed a localized curricula model that addresses both challenges: STEM learning that aligns with the workforce needs of thriving local industries while also improving overall academic outcomes in STEM.

  • Free for school districts located in GO Virginia Region 6. GO Virginia Region 6, also known as the Mary Ball Washington Regional Council, consists of the city of Fredericksburg; and the counties of Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland.