The Futures Channel was founded in 1999 with the goal of using new media technologies to create a channel between the scientists, engineers, explorers and visionaries who are shaping the future, and today’s learners who will one day succeed them.
The Futures Channel partners with schools around the country as well as a wide range of publishers, science centers, professional development service providers, public television stations, websites and more to provide high quality real world digital content to enhance their education offerings and objectives.
Where will The Futures Channel take you? Here's a glimpse.
The Futures Channel Mission:
To produce and distribute high quality multimedia content which educators in any setting can use to enliven curriculum, engage students and otherwise enhance the learning experience.
To connect mathematics, science, technology and engineering to the real world of careers and achievement, providing a context and purpose for what students are learning, allowing them to envision their own successful futures.
To provide a channel through which professionals from the sciences, engineering and technology sectors can reach their future workforce prospects and interest them in their fields.
How the Website Works
Each week we feature a selection of new movies and educator favorites on our website. Movies that are featured are available for two weeks.
There are some movies that are available anytime due to their popularity online. You can find these by clicking on the "real world movie" categories. Available movies are listed at the top of the page.
If you want to access to more movies, there are two great options available:
Defined STEM - A comprehensive, subscription-based service for schools and districts that provides educators with access to The Futures Channel's movies in a STEM-oriented setting (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Futures Channel DVDs - A great, affordable solution for educators to utilize The Futures Channel's most popular movies.
Feedback from the Classroom
Thousands of educators visit The Futures Channel every week to do show The Futures Channel's movies to their students in class. Click here to see what just a few educators have told us about the results : Students & STEM PDF
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