The San Francisco 49ers today unveiled online supplemental learning resources for students and teachers available free on Khan Academy to support the 49ers STEAM Education Program. The free online content extends the 49ers STEAM Education Program's impact beyond the walls of the Levi's® Stadium field trip program.
Now entering its third year in operation with more than 90,000 students reached to date, the 49ers STEAM Education Program provides learning platforms for K-8 students through its education program that teaches content-rich lessons using the STEAM principles of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
"Khan Academy's online learning platform is exceptional and we're thrilled to work with them to take the next step in growing our STEAM Education Program," said 49ers Director of STEAM Education and the 49ers Museum Jesse Lovejoy. "Khan Academy will enable our program to go beyond the walls of Levi's Stadium and provide students who we couldn't previously reach with unique, exciting content that combines STEAM with football."
The 49ers are the first pro sports organization to partner with Khan Academy. The organizations started working together in 2015 for the launch of LearnStorm, a math competition that rewards grit and hard work in addition to math mastery.
"The San Francisco 49ers have supported education for many years," said Khan Academy founder and CEO Sal Khan. "We're excited to make math and science lessons that are related to football widely available free for anyone, anywhere."
As the first professional sports organization to embrace the STEAM learning concepts for youth and provide free onsite programming, the 49ers STEAM Education Program aims to tangibly show students how STEAM is applied at a professional football team.