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NEXT WAVE STEM


STEM + Emerging Technologies = Innovative Educational Opportunities

NextWave STEM offers original STEM curriculum, educator training and professional development, live online STEM instruction, and course equipment kits. We've got everything you need to deliver innovative educational opportunities to your students—whether in-person or remote. Our mission is to ignite a passion for learning that leads to improved academic outcomes and opens up new opportunities post high school and throughout one’s career.

Schools That Partner With Us Report:

    • Improved Student Attendance,
    • Increased Student Engagement and Interest in STEM, and
    • Increased Teacher Confidence in Teaching STEM and Emerging Technologies.

What We Offer
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Who We Serve

  • K-12 Classroom Educators
  • After-school and Summer Programs
  • Libraries and Makerspaces
  • Clubs and Youth Groups

When Our STEM Program Can Be Used

  • Hybrid Classrooms
  • Distance/Virtual Learning
  • After-school Enrichment
  • Elementary, Middle & High School

Our Courses

Engage, excite, and inspire students through hands-on STEM experiences using emerging technologies such as robotics, 3D technology, drones and artificial intelligence (AI). Our all-in-one solution includes everything you need to bring engaging STEM to your students: curriculum and LMS access, equipment kits, professional development, training and support, and student connection materials.

Combine STEM learning and emerging technologies to spark curiosity. Our STEM curriculum is aligned to standards that include the NGSS Grade Band Engineering Technology Standards, Common Core Math and ELA as they relate to the NGSS ETS standards, and ISTE, CSTA and 21st Century Skills standards related to emerging technologies and STEM.

Live STEM Instruction that's hassle free. Our incredible NWS-certified instructors are pros at engaging and interacting with students remotely. Based in the United States, our diverse pool of instructors are certified in the content areas that they teach. Specializing in our remote STEM curriculum, our instructors bring e-learning life!

Looking for more STEM and/or technology support? Our NWS-certified instructors can teach STEM ANYWHERE—in-person or virtual, ANYTIME—during or after school. We also offer co-teaching models where our instructors can mentor teachers or teach alongside for any of our eleven courses.

Our professional development sessions train teachers on our STEM curriculum, equipment, and instructional strategies. Illinois educators receive one ISBE professional development hour for each webinar attended - sent via email. NextWave STEM partners with Illinois-approved provider Midwest Education Group to award Professional Development credit. We also offer free professional development on the most relevant topics for today's educational needs. Topics such as "How to Teach STEM in a Culturally Responsive Manner," and "Flexibility Galore: How to Build a Dynamic Hybrid STEM Learning Model."

We are always looking for talented people with creative and technical skills who have a passion for improving educational opportunities for students and educators. Check out our open job opportunities today.

Upcoming NEXT WAVE STEM Events

  • No upcoming IDEA / NWS events scheduled at this time

Click here to get a full schedule of NextWave STEM training and professional development in various topics relevant to today's needs.

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Email: info@ideaillinois.org
Call: 630 628 1088

Address:
2705 McDonough St
Joliet, Illinois 60436

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