BOSTON - The Boston Bruins announced today the launch of Bruins Academy- The Curriculum, a collaboration with Autodesk Inc. Autodesk makes software for people who make things and in an effort to inspire and create the next generation of designers and innovators, the new free curriculum will be available to New England-based Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers. The engaging Common Core-aligned lesson plans help cultivate the students' creativity by casting students as designers for projects ranging from rethinking the fan experience to customizing hockey equipment.
By incorporating the Bruins and the sport of hockey into the materials, the lessons introduce STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects in new and interesting ways that are relevant and exciting to students in the New England area. Autodesk will help train Bruins Academy teachers and students in 3D design-focused lessons through workshops on Autodesk Tinkercad, a free, intuitive, web-based tool for creating 3D designs using primitive shapes. Teachers who participate in the program are eligible for Bruins prizes and students who finish the lesson plans will receive a completion certificate signed by a Bruins player and have the chance to win a visit to the classroom by Blades, the Bruins mascot.
In addition to the online curriculum, Autodesk will host two participating classrooms for a workshop at the Autodesk Boston BUILD (Building, Innovation, Learning and Design) Space. Teachers, parents and students in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont can learn more about the program and sign up for Bruins Academy- The Curriculum at their school by visiting www.bostonbruins.com/thecurriculum.