Verizon Campaign Says #WeNeedMore for High-Tech Jobs

April 06, 2017

Verizon has launched a new campaign, #WeNeedMore to shed light on the four million science and tech jobs that currently remain unfulfilled. In it, celebrities--including NFL quarterback Drew Brees, NBA rising star Karl-Anthony Towns, actress and singer Zendaya, NASCAR driver Joey Logano, and international soccer star David Villa--all make the case for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

Survey Ranks 10 Key Trends for K-12 Tech Leaders

April 05, 2017

The fifth annual K-12 IT Leadership Survey conducted by the Consortium for School Networking, a professional association dedicated to education technology leaders, offers insights into the shifting priorities, struggles and demographics of the IT position.

4 Education Technology Trends That Are Redefining K–12

April 04, 2017

Yes, textbooks are some of the last paper-based books to stick around since, yes, districts are still purchasing paper-based textbooks. (Want a reference? Check with your local school board!) But the paper-based textbook industry is not growing; just the opposite. Textbook publishers are cutting their workforces and regrouping to produce… digital materials!

Students Graduate With Mediocre Skills for the Workplace

April 04, 2017

Students and their families spend thousands of dollars on a college education to acquire knowledge and skills they will need for the workforce. However, most of them do not graduate with the skills today's business executives are looking for.

The 5 stages of digital readiness for adult online students

April 04, 2017

New research reveals that many adults suffer from a “digital readiness” gap that impacts their preparedness and comfort in using digital tools for online learning. U.S. adults fall along a spectrum of digital readiness, ranging from those who are fairly prepared to those who are relatively hesitant, according to Digital Readiness Gaps, a new report from the Pew Research Center.

Why STEM education could get a transformative makeover - soon

April 04, 2017

The appropriate use of innovative education technologies will be an essential component to bringing STEM to children wherever they live as part of a well-balanced set of active learning experiences with educators and parents. These technology tools can potentially play a significant role in bridging STEM with literacy, the arts, and social-emotional learning.

STEM May Not Be Enough In This Era Of Artificial Intelligence

April 03, 2017

Artificial intelligence is getting more and more sophisticated and can do things that humans cannot. In Japan, IBM's Watson saved a woman's life when it detected a rare form of cancer which human doctors missed. Because of such advancements, educators and experts are saying that teaching STEM at schools is not enough anymore.

The Way We Teach Math Is Holding Women Back

April 02, 2017

One area in desperate need of examination is the way we teach mathematics. Many Americans suffer from misconceptions about math. They think people are either born with a “math brain” or not -- an idea that has been disproven -- and that mathematics is all numbers, procedures and speedy thinking. In reality, mathematicians spend most of their working lives thinking slowly and deeply, investigating complex patterns in multiple dimensions.

Chicago Women in STEM: A Conversation With Research Scientist Angie Little

April 02, 2017

It was the “cool projects” in high school physics class that allowed Angie to discover her love for science, but it was the encouragement of her physics teacher to pursue her interest that guided her into a career in STEM education and research. Since then, she’s been involved in various initiatives to address racial and gender inequality in STEM, and is on a mission to make college physics education more supportive in general.

Why STEM Education Must Begin in Early Childhood Education

March 31, 2017

The early childhood years, birth to age 5, have long been accepted as the most critical point in neurological or brain development. Studies by the National Science Teachers Association show that young children learn through active exploration -- and the drive to observe, interact, discover, and explore is inherent in their development.


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