Education

Bill aims to attract more career and technical education teachers

April 29, 2018

The bipartisan legislation would create a teacher residency grant program to help address the CTE teacher shortage in schools and help fill in-demand skilled jobs. It would target mid-career professionals in related technical fields, recent college graduates, veterans or currently licensed teachers who want to transition to a CTE focus.

Teaching in the Era of Bots: Students Need Humans Now More Than Ever

April 29, 2018

AI will have its place in teaching and learning, but transparency will be one of the key attributes of its effective application. For example, some students could benefit from a personal assistant who reminds them of upcoming due dates, asks if they need help using a particular tool or feature in an online class, and provides study tips. But students need to know, from the beginning, that this personal assistant is a robot and that their instructor is a human.

If She Can See It, She Can Be It: Girl Scouts Learn STEM at USDA

April 29, 2018

Getting girls curious about science is essential to the future of the agriculture sector. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women filled 47 percent of all U.S. jobs in 2015 but held only 24 percent of STEM jobs. At the same time, there is a shortfall of graduates with expertise in food, agriculture, natural resources, and the environment, according to a recent Purdue University study.

Ivanka Trump talks skills training legislation with senators, CEOs

April 27, 2018

White House senior adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump discussed legislation to boost skills training for tech careers with senators and corporate executives on Wednesday night, according to a source familiar with the event. Trump specifically talked with lawmakers and business leaders about reauthorizing the Perkins Act...

Blended Learning is Not an Option Anymore

April 26, 2018

Blended learning has taken the place of factory-style education. This new educational model combines traditional face-to-face education with online learning opportunities in the form of e-courses and collaborative projects with peers and subject matter experts. Advocates of blended learning say that it is less restrictive, more authentic, and offers greater flexibility.

Young 4-H leader makes STEM fun and accessible

April 26, 2018

Since 2014, HughesNet and 4-H have partnered to help bring access to STEM education to more youth across the country. Their shared belief that all kids, no matter where they live, should have equal access to STEM continues to drive their work. Interested in learning more or finding a 4-H club in your area? Visit www.4-H.org.

3 keys to filling the STEM pipeline

April 26, 2018

Many educators are familiar with the research suggesting the demand for employees in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. For instance, the nonpartisan New American Economy notes that for every unemployed STEM worker in the United States, there were 13 job openings in 2016. That’s up from five job openings for every unemployed STEM worker in 2010.

Increasing Role Models, Fostering Community for Women in STEM

April 25, 2018

A mentoring program created by women engineering students at Georgia Institute of Technology to train and empower the next generation of girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is bearing fruit, underscoring the importance of fostering community and having role models in order to support women pursuing STEM degrees and careers.

Microsoft Stores to Offer Digital Summer Camps

April 25, 2018

Microsoft announced today that it will offer YouthSpark Summer Camp curriculums through its retail store locations in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) and Canada this summer, focusing on coding, robotics, moviemaking and philanthropic skills. [Find a Store Near You]

How Artificial Intelligence Will Revamp Education

April 24, 2018

Today, both teachers and learners use computers, tablets and other devices as study tools. In fact, it’s now almost normal for people to study in the comfort of their homes, online. But still, experts say artificial intelligence is what learners need to effectively benefit from education.

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