Connect to your child’s learning through the Parent Portal

The Portal lets you view and receive specific recommendations of your youth's interests. It connects you and your child across the city for potential STEM opportunities, programs, activities and spaces that help prepare your youth to succeed in school and future careers.

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STEAMville: A Connected Learning Community

STEAMville is a connected learning community that supports youth, families, and communities in developing STEAM interests and practices, identities, and community impacts. STEAMville helps you connect your child to free, online opportunities that develop and grow STEAM interests and passions. Knowing how to participate in online, project-based learning is a critical literacy that prepares youth to be life-long learners and to succeed in college and career.

Research indicates the impact that extra-curricular activities have on achievement and future success. Read More

ALL Learning Counts

As youth develop habits and learn through STEAMville projects and programs, they can earn digital badges that demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have gained and document what they have accomplished. Youth can the share their digital badges with friends, teachers, colleges, and potential employers. Youth can also share and showcase their work with friends, parents, and other caring adults to highlight their accomplishments and strengthen their STEAM identity.

Colleges and businesses are using digital badges to acknowledge learning. Read More

Set Up Your Child’s Account

Your child’s STEAMville account is an online portfolio, or what we like to call a “digital backpack”, and contains a history of their STEAMville participation and accomplishments that they earn over time.

Click here to “Join” STEAMville and set up your child’s account. Each child must have their own account.

Explore Free and Affordable Playlists of Activities

Northwestern’s Office of Education Partnerships is curating online STEAM resources and activities from organizations across the country and world into a large collection of “playlists” designed to engage youth and families. Playlists focus on developing STEAM literacies, creating artifacts, and building identity and helping youth think about positively impacting their communities through their own learning and the knowledge and expertise they gain.