MOTIVATION EDUCATION™ (ECRCME) resources have been built on shared collaborative principles and practices while working with educators in formal educations settings (schools). Every collaboration is a two-way engagement that works to boost the organization and the individual instruction aligned with school’s mission and teaching. This means there is no standard approach to engagement with ECRCME. Rather, we want to know your needs, match resources currently available and an organization’s or individual teacher’s focus to build sustainable outcomes. Further, a collaboration with ECRCME means the resources we may have do not simply transfer from our inventory to your shelves. Every collaboration is a new project rather it is supporting a school system with workshops or the building of a STEM and SEL set of resources to bolster a department’s needs and requirements needed to bolster academic rigor, but in a way that is far different than the youth have ever seen before.
Please consider two examples. First, to support a school systems science program, ECRCME was invited to offer a series of workshops to help teachers build their own MOTIVATION EDUCATION™ resources and improve STEM instruction. While many resources were shared by ECRCME, the all-day workshops emphasized how to build an “Out of the Box” resource that met the pedagogical philosophy of MOTIVATION EDUCATION™ and school systems curriculum. We have posted some of the Motivator Maps built by Camden teachers as the workshop series included a fall “how to do it” workshop and then a spring opportunity for teachers at each grade level to share their own creations for the full benefit of the district. See our Camden link.
Second has been the opportunity for ECRCME creators to address the difficult issue of student motivation around STEM topics in grades 6-12. Over the life of a 10-year Louisiana School System grant, ECRCME in collaboration with the Smithsonian Associates, have gone to Louisiana and delivered demonstration lessons. Our “made to order” animated assistants helped create a class resource that engaged both students and teachers in conversation about how to teach STEM topics to today’s youth. Please click on the link below to see our custom-made lesson about “Cancer” for high school students.
Our creative classroom staff includes both formal and informal educators. We invite you to contact us to engage in creative classroom creation.