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The Expanding Frontiers: Education, Space and Employment

April 23, 2019

There is no age that is too early to integrate STEM and space into the curriculum. There is a need for a younger generation to be able to imagine a future where space increasingly factors into daily lives. From an education standpoint, rather than being an afterthought, space needs to be a deliberate part of the conversation.

Want black women students to stay in STEM? Help them find role models who look like them

April 23, 2019

Representation matters for Black women college students when it comes to belonging in rigorous science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs, according to a new study. Having role models who share their racial identity is vital to signaling a sense of belonging for women of color college students.

How an Open-World Video Game Teaches Kids STEM

April 23, 2019

Over the last few decades, research in educational psychology has shown that play, in particular, is how children develop the cognitive, social and communication skills needed to succeed in life. Play comes in many forms, and allows children to test their abilities, explore, invent, and most importantly--fail and learn from their mistakes. Learning through play is where children (and adults) develop higher-level thinking skills that enable them to be engaged and creative learners throughout life.

The State of American Trade Schools

April 23, 2019

“We are lending money we don’t have to kids who can’t pay it back to train them for jobs that no longer exist,” says Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe, summing up a widespread viewpoint for Fox News. Into this breach have stepped trade and tech schools with a seductive promise: instead of spending four years and amassing life-crushing debt chasing a four-year degree with softening value, spend less money and time--typically one or two years, but as little as nine weeks, for a coding boot camp--training for a specific job in an industry that pays well and has a massive need for workers.

Women Leaving Premed Track More Than Men

April 23, 2019

Research shows that female high school students are more interested in the medical field than their male counterparts. The young women also earn better grades in high school and attend college at higher rates. So it might stand to reason that there would be more women than men in college premed courses and taking the Medical College Admission Test, or MCAT. But that’s not the case...

4 essential skills for careers of the future

April 22, 2019

Eighty-five percent of the jobs our current students will have in 2030 don’t exist yet, according to a report from Institute for the Future. How are we, as teachers, supposed to prepare students for jobs that don’t exist yet?

CTE classes are popular, but only 25% of students take courses that could lead to the nation's biggest industries, new study finds

April 22, 2019

Business, marketing, tourism and manufacturing make up more than half of U.S. jobs -- but students in high school probably don’t know that. Only one-quarter of the career and technical education classes students take are focused on these industries, according to a new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a conservative-leaning think tank in Washington, D.C.

What Are The Most Interesting Things Happening In EdTech Right Now?

April 19, 2019

Despite the current and past climate in education, I am seeing cultural change, attitudes change, and mindsets change toward education technology. Conservative communities finally understand Edtech is not trying to replace teachers, and that the internet is not a dangerous territory that pollutes young minds. And this cultural change has enabled a healthier and friendlier ecosystem for startups to innovate.

LEGO Education and FIRST Inspire STEAM Learning with New Architecture-Themed LEGO sets for 2019-2020 FIRST LEGO League Season

April 18, 2019

Today at the FIRST® Championship, LEGO® Education and FIRST unveiled two new, exclusive LEGO sets created specifically for the 2019-2020 FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. and FIRST® LEGO® League season. LEGO Education also announced today that its newly released LEGO Education SPIKE™ Prime with the new SPIKE™ Prime Competition Expansion Set can be used along with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 in FIRST LEGO League.

With $39, Three-Hour Courses, Teachers Can Quickly Master STEM Teaching Skills and Earn Micro Certificates from the National Institute for STEM Education

April 17, 2019

To effectively teach and implement STEM, teachers need access to professional development that is research-based, personalized, and immediately applicable in their classrooms. The National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) announces a new series of online courses and Micro Certificates designed to help K-12 teachers quickly master and earn recognition for strengthening their STEM instructional strategies.

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