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I Am Going To Like School...

I Am Going To Like School...

I am going to like school…when the fixed mindset is considered uncool, where the design process, creativity and empathy sets the foundation for us mentally.  I am going to learn better…when I am not lectured forever, PowerPoint included…which often leaves me convoluted. I am going to like my teacher…when he is more than a preacher, where being a guide on the side gives us more pride and makes me feel more alive. I am going to complete my homework…when it evolves from just paperwork, where collaborative projects are the norm and worksheets are old form. I am going to write...

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Will there be a Cori Jeepney 2.0 in the works?

Will there be a Cori Jeepney 2.0 in the works?

Last year, we ran one of our most successful Cori project campaigns for Filipino American History Month. Inspired by the co-founder’s heritage and culture, we designed and created our very own version of the Jeepney out of Cori materials. The demand for our Limited Edition Cori Jeepney was more than we dreamed and we sold out quickly. As part of the campaign, we ran competitions for different maker divisions and were in awe of the beautiful designs and artwork. See below. Lastly, we were humbled to donate portions of our sales to the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS).  Throughout...

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How to Create Other Geometric Shapes with Cori Beams?

How to Create Other Geometric Shapes with Cori Beams?

As our creative community continues to explore, design and build with Cori, we often get questions on how else can we use the Cori Beam than the standard structure it creates. We have decided to explore different ways we can build other geometric shapes with Cori Beams. And Cori Beams are quite versatile. Check out this video compilation of different geometric shapes you can build using Cori Beams. In this video, you will learn to build the following shapes: Triangular Beams, Rectangular Beams, Square Beams, Circular Columns and Octagonal Columns.

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Engineering Design Process in the Context of K12 STEAM Education

Engineering Design Process in the Context of K12 STEAM Education

by Howard Chan, Co-Founder of Cori STEAM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, is not simply a list of subjects that are to be taught or kit recipes to follow, but more of an educational approach to teaching and mindset for learning/applying. Although there are several models of implementing a STEAM program, the most commonly applied model is the Engineering Design Process (EDP). Although the EDP is typically used in the professional field, we have formatted the process in the context of K12 education and is now a critical part of NGSS. The Engineering Design Process is a five...

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Cori Presentation at Elementary STEMCON & Beyond 2021

Cori Presentation at Elementary STEMCON & Beyond 2021

We were honored to present at this year's Elementary STEMCON and we have linked the presentation for your viewing. We hope this gives you insight into our company's evolution, product development and how the engineering design process has been applied in a real world situation.  Learn how the makers of CORI applied the engineering design process in the development of our products. We will share the ideation & iterative process and show you how that applies from the real world into the classroom. We will also share the educator feedback process and how that process affects the outcome of product...

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What is the Cori Design Process?

What is the Cori Design Process?

The CORI Design Process (CDP) provides our learners the experience of what engineers, architects, scientists, and makers do everyday. We thrive on structuring design challenges and projects that intentionally nurture skills (i.e. critical thinking) needed now and in the future. Similarly to the engineering design process and design thinking model, the CDP allows learners to imagine, explore and create with our tools and materials. The Cori Design Process is the basis for all our lesson plans and project builds.  The CDP begins with what drives your INTEREST for a particular project? The best indicator of interest is the energy and effort put into...

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