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Where to start? Inside one California district's approach to redesign STEM education

July 01, 2019

Inside the staff development training room at the Tracy Unified School District, a group of about 25 teachers and curriculum specialists gathered this summer to overhaul the district’s approach to teaching science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. The plan is to go from an approach in which most subjects are taught separately to one in which lessons integrate state standards in math, science, computer science and English language arts.

STEM Education: Lessons From 20 Years of Data

July 01, 2019

As the number of jobs in STEM fields and the related demand for STEM skills grows, discussion among educators and policymakers is increasingly focused on how well students are being prepared to meet these needs. Simultaneously, interest is growing in how other countries prepare their students in crucial STEM-related subjects at school.

How Can Organizations Address The IT Skills Shortage? Here Are Four Things To Consider

June 30, 2019

In an increasingly digital jobs landscape, technology skills are critical to continued growth; however, the skills gap continues to rise. The U.S. does not have enough people ready to step in and fill these high-paying jobs. In my 20-plus years of recruitment, primarily in the IT space, this has been a common refrain. Despite ongoing changes in technology, a gap remains between the roles companies are trying to fill and the amount of available talent.

Why is girls' interest in STEM careers shockingly low?

June 30, 2019

A new survey shows that the number of girls interested in pursuing STEM careers is alarmingly small–and it continues to decline. The survey from Junior Achievement, conducted by the research group Engine, shows that only 9 percent of girls ages 13-17 express an interest in STEM careers, down from 11 percent in a similar 2018 survey.

Keep STEM learning fresh

June 27, 2019

When it comes to STEM, or any subject for that matter, teachers not only must spark an interest with students – they also need to find a way to sustain it. Throughout my two-decade-plus teaching career, I have continually tried to find ways to make the learning process fresh, relevant and exciting for my students so that their interest in STEM lasts long beyond their time in my classroom.

5 Tools for Technology Transformation in Schools

June 27, 2019

With the accelerating pace of new technologies for the classroom, the Consortium for School Networking wants to help schools overcome hurdles in adopting new innovations. A new report from CoSN identifies the top five technology enablers that will help K-12 institutions find more expansive opportunities and solutions in education.

Two-thirds of American employees regret their college degrees

June 27, 2019

A college education is still considered a pathway to higher lifetime earnings and gainful employment for Americans. Nevertheless, two-thirds of employees report having regrets when it comes to their advanced degrees, according to a PayScale survey of 248,000 respondents this past spring that was released Tuesday.

Why Ed Tech Is Finally Reaching Its Potential

June 26, 2019

It’s a pivotal time for the education technology sector and for school districts across America struggling to adapt ed tech, artificial intelligence and new models for blended learning. For the ed tech sector, the pressure of expectations is only exceeded by a track record of disappointment. Education technology companies have made great strides in building technology solutions to improve learning outcomes.

Top 10 Best Robots For Kids in 2019

June 26, 2019

If you are looking for a list of the best robots for kids then your search ends here. We have worked out intensively and made a list of top robots for kids which you can buy from Amazon. This list is based on various kinds of surveys, research and analyzing 1000s of reviews online.

A study about studies suggests men will still prevail in computer science in 2100

June 26, 2019

Today it’s mostly a man’s world in computer science -- and a tally of the authors behind nearly 3 million research papers in the field suggests that could be the case for the rest of the 21st century. The findings, reported by researchers at Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, point to how far the scientific community still has to go when it comes to gender equality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

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