"Creativity" in the school setting is often associated with the fine and liberal arts. STEM fields -- science, technology, engineering, and mathematics -- require creativity as well... yet they are often taught as a series of static "facts to be memorized."
Innovation in the STEM fields is a necessity -- old ideas and solutions are insufficient to solve the challenges we face in infrastructure, the environment, health, space travel, resource management, and education.
Tweens, preteenagers transitioning from elementary to middle school, are one of our best resources for tackling STEM challenges. Developmentally, tween minds may be "green" in terms of experience, but those brains are ripe for development and ready to "get wrinkly" with new knowledge, evolving connections, and fresh ideas. It's never too early to encourage children in their elementary years to explore STEM themes -- nor too late to support high schoolers in taking STEM courses or entering STEM competitions.
Little Projects, Big Visions
Pea Brain Education is a pea-sized LLC in Las Vegas, Nevada with a big vision:
promoting STEM enthusiasm.
Current Pea Brain projects include...
Who we are
I'm Camille McCue and I founded Pea Brain Education to encourage K-12 STEM literacy. I earned my BA in mathematics and my MA and PhD in Curriculum & Instruction and I've spent the last 23 years in teaching, television and technology.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org