Piper Spotlight: Bob Barboza and the Barboza Space Center

By Meg Bailey - Jun 8, 2020

As educators and parents, we strive to provide students with opportunities to learn about real-world problems, ideally in a hands-on manner. But what if we could provide them with something that is also out-of-this-world? Educator and design engineer Bob Barboza has devoted his life to doing just that. As founder of the Barboza Space Center in Long Beach, CA, Barboza has animated STEAM learning on Earth, through the unique lens of investigating life on Mars. 

Categories: EDUCATORS, Spotlight

Resources to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

By Meg Bailey - Jun 3, 2020

We join with those who strive to raise awareness and foster equality in our homes, classrooms and communities. Inclusion is at the core of the Piper mission; for those seeking resources to encourage inquiry and begin necessary conversations, we’ve compiled a list of relevant resources for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the home, classroom, and beyond.

Categories: EDUCATORS, PARENTS, Resources

WEBINAR: Best Practices for Facilitating Remote Learning

By Meg Bailey - Apr 8, 2020

On Wednesday, April 1st, Piper conducted a webinar on “Best Practices for Facilitating Remote Learning” for educators. We had a chance to share the best practices that we know from our experience as well as many of the wonderful educators in our communities!

Categories: EDUCATORS, Resources

Making Digital Learning Impactful for Students

By Meg Bailey - Mar 26, 2020

The Piper Team has been so humbled and impressed by the work of educators around the world to continue supporting student learning despite school closures. It’s inspiring to see former colleagues, teacher friends, and Piper educators tackle this challenge head-on. Many of you are searching for ideas to manage the transition to teaching digitally. This post will have ideas for managing digital learning and resources to help you along the way!

Categories: EDUCATORS, Resources

Piper’s Recommended Resources for Home Learning

By Meg Bailey - Mar 20, 2020

With rising cases of the COVID-19 virus prompting mass school closures around the world, the Piper team is keenly aware of the impact on millions of children who are out of school. To help you navigate home learning, we’ve compiled some of our favorite resources that cover everything from simple STEAM activities and free lessons to daily schedules, virtual museum tours, and how to Skype a Scientist. 

Categories: EDUCATORS, PARENTS, Resources