Education

What's Working: Finding tomorrow's workers in kindergarten?

October 22, 2019

It’s never too early. This includes reaching out to kids in kindergarten through second grade to create the earliest of worker pipelines. “That’s when they’re deciding what to be when they grow up,” said Barbara Hopkins, who’s working on one of several pilot projects that the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute/BioFabUSA is funding.

Computer Vision Can Transform Education

October 22, 2019

The education sector has long treated every student the same. However, every student is unique and has different learning capabilities. The use of computer vision in education can help to maximize students’ academic output by providing a customized learning experience based on their individual strengths and weaknesses.

Small Institutions Lead the Way in STEM Degree Attainment for Underrepresented Students

October 21, 2019

Small and mid-sized institutions play a significant role in strengthening the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) pipeline among underrepresented students, according to a new report by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).

Steve Wozniak's Woz U and TranZed Apprenticeships announce partnership to develop world-class apprenticeships

October 17, 2019

Steve Wozniak's Education-as-a-Service Company, Woz U, is joining forces with Maryland-based TranZed Apprenticeships to develop world-class apprenticeships to meet in demand jobs, like cybersecurity, data science, and mobile and web development. The dynamic "Modern Apprenticeship" partnership launched ahead of Wozniak's two-day tech summit, DesTechAZ 2019, provides robust and relevant content to effectively prepare the talent of tomorrow, today.

How Tech Can Engage Students, Simplify the School Day and Save Time for Teachers

October 16, 2019

Today’s students, who have grown up with iPads and YouTube, seamlessly use technology at home and in the classroom to bring learning to life. For teachers, technology can help create engagement and a more immersive learning experience. It can also automate many administrative tasks to shave a few minutes off a teacher’s day while offering up valuable data around student performance and engagement with learning content.

Girl Scouts can now earn five different technology badges with Microsoft Store workshops around the U.S.

October 15, 2019

Girl Scouts of the USA and all Microsoft Stores in the U.S. are now launching free Microsoft Store badge workshops for Girl Scouts troops across the country. The partnership aims to give girls vital digital skills and foster leadership qualities to help close the gender gap in STEM fields. The organizations will also launch a new leadership series at the stores with former Girl Scouts and female STEM experts to inspire older Girl Scouts to pursue an education and career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

President Donald J. Trump Announces Presidential Excellence Awards in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering

October 15, 2019

Awardees come from schools in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools, and schools in the United States territories of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. Nominations and awards are facilitated by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation. The individuals and organizations announced today are 2017 and 2018 Awardees.

Peanuts and Space Foundation Offer Free STEM Lesson Plans

October 14, 2019

The Space Foundation of Colorado Springs has collaborated with Peanuts to provide free Snoopy-themed lesson plans to improve students’ skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The new lesson plans coincide with the release of two Peanuts books from Simon & Schuster, Shoot for the Moon, Snoopy! and Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon!

Computer science now counts as math credit in most states - is this a good idea?

October 14, 2019

As part of the organization’s mission to “make computer science count” in K-12 education, code.org takes credit for having influenced graduation policies in 42 states. Today, 47 states and the District of Columbia allow computer science classes to count in place of math classes like Algebra 2. Prior to the organization’s work, only a few states allowed computer science to count for math credit.

Proposed loan redemption program for new STEM teachers in NJ advances

October 14, 2019

As the focus on careers in science, technology, engineering and math continues to build, a bipartisan bill that would provide up to $20,000 in tuition reimbursement for new STEM teachers in New Jersey schools is advancing in the state Legislature.

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