Paula and Dave Schoeff are a teacher and engineer writing team. Together we bring 20 years of teaching and engineering expertise to our lessons. We have been writing project-based STEM lessons for about ten years and our work is used in school districts in the United States and China. Several of our lessons are also included in NSTA’s STEM Road Map curriculum series. In August 2018, we began teaching STEM Clubs to explore STEM experiences as a relationship-building tool. In 2020 we added a Coding Club, and in 2021 we added a Robotics Club.
The clubs are composed of teams who work on a couple major projects per semester. This structure is unique in that each team is an intermediate student (grades 2-6) and a parent, grandparent, or other mentor. We use member input and our observations from the clubs to fine-tune lessons and activities offered on our Teachers Pay Teachers store.