Tiger Woods Foundation and Discovery Education Launch Digital Programs in College Prep and Stem Careers
The Tiger Woods Foundation (TWF), TGR's philanthropic arm, joined with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, to launch “TGR EDU: Explore,” an initiative for middle and high school students that helps navigate the college exploration process and introduces them to high-quality STEM-focused career paths for today's jobs, and the ones that don't exist yet.
Governors Drive Dramatic Progress in Connecting America's K-12 Students to High-Speed Broadband
Institutes of Technology: Bringing the Technological Revolution
Institutes of Technology are categories of educational institutions that impart education in technology fields. Those institutes deal with natural science, applied sciences and engineering technologies. However, the usage of this term is varied from country to country. Sometimes, it is referred to as Polytechnics.
Quality education outside of a classroom
Too often as we discuss quality education and its role in the future workforce, we just look to what is offered in the classroom. Yet, by the age of 18, youth will spend 80 percent of their waking hours outside the classroom. It is imperative that policymakers and stakeholders consider partnerships with out-of-school programs to achieve statewide education goals, especially with STEM, workforce and literacy skills.
How Your Student Can Become America's Top Young Scientist
Do you know a young person who has shown passion and skill in the field of science? You can now inspire him or her to become America’s Top Young Scientist by encouraging him or her to enter the 10th annual Young Scientist Challenge.
New STEM Curriculum Uses Local Weather Data to Teach Students
Earth Networks today announced a strategic partnership with WeatherSTEM to deliver an innovative STEM curriculum to schools built around hyperlocal weather data. WeatherSTEM powered by Earth Networks combines real-time observations from Earth Networks’ global network of climate, lightning, and greenhouse gas monitoring sensors with the WeatherSTEM safety alert platform to provide schools with a next generation weather data-based STEM curriculum while protecting students against dangerous weather events.
Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands. Can teachers figure out how best to use it?
Kaswell -- now in his tenth year teaching at MS 88, a large middle school in the South Slope section of Brooklyn -- has always been drawn to combining face-to-face instruction with online learning. But now he’s implementing a particularly intense approach to it, known as personalized learning. His seventh-graders set their own learning goals and focus on mastering skills and knowledge via a combination of online resources (such as BrainPOP and Kahn Academy) and painstaking guidance and support from a team of teachers.
Talking to children about STEM fields boosts test scores and career interest
The findings, published Jan. 17 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show a 12 percentage point increase on the math and science ACT for students whose parents were provided with information on how to effectively convey the importance of science, technology, engineering and math. The same students also are likely to be more interested in pursuing STEM careers, including taking STEM classes in college and having a favorable impression of the fields.
The Mars Generation Launches "The Science Show" In Conjunction With Newly Branded Youtube Channel
“The Science Show" will be hosted by TMG founder, Aspiring Astronaut, Abigail ‘Astronaut Abby’ Harrison and will feature interviews with special guests who will explore science and their shared love of STEM. Future video episodes will include hands-on science demonstrations and science-focused experiences.
4 characteristics of a good ed tech investment
Forget MOOCS, say technology investors. What higher education institutions should invest in are personalized learning platforms that provide simple data on outcomes. This was the main take-away from a panel hosted by the National Education Association (NEA) on investing in education.