A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

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Statistics Outgrows All Other STEM Fields From 2010-2013. ALEXANDRIA, VA Statistics—the science of learning from data—is the fastest-growing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) undergraduate degree in the United States over the last four years, an analysis of federal government education data conducted by the American Statistical Association (ASA) revealed. FASTEST-GROWING STEM UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES 2010–2013. Higher Ed Sociology higher ed science stem


Teaching Python: How Children Can Learn Python Programming

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She got started with integrating technology in the classroom in 2003 and dabbled with app design in File Maker and HTML. Computer Science Teachers Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Maker Movement STEM TeachersEpisode 720 with Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.


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Undergrad majors: the humanities seriously down, STEM slowly rising

Bryan Alexander

from 2012 to 2014, falling to the smallest number of degrees conferred since 2003” That’s in absolute numbers. research topics Uncategorized discipline humanities science STEMWhich majors are undergraduates preferring in American higher education these days? Not the humanities, according to a new study from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).


Math Problems that Unlock Student Thinking

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Teachers can download a FREE K-12 standards-aligned lesson plan on car design that includes STEM concepts and art. High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Math Teachers STEM Teachers Thought Leader ThursdayRobert Kaplinsky, Open Middle Math pioneer, talks about effective math teaching From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Filled with dread, some math teachers have a problem.

How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM


This story about STEM education was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Some, like the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program , have been inordinately successful at guiding underrepresented students, including many young women, from middle school algebra through to a college degree in a STEM subject.

Discovery Education Acquires Mystery Science in $140 Million Deal


Discovery Education was formed in 2003 as a division of its then-parent company Discovery Communications, known for its broadcast television programs. Education Technology STEM Mergers and Acquisitions

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Some, like the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program , have been inordinately successful at guiding underrepresented students, including many young women, from middle school algebra through to a college degree in a STEM subject. Related: Alaska Native students pursue STEM with great success. Since 2003, more than 15 million 6- to 11- year-olds at thousands of schools across the country have been taught how to think like engineers using the curriculum. K-12 News STEM

When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

trillion, according to the Federal Reserve, compared with less than $250 billion in 2003. Higher Ed K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning STEM teachersThe labor market value of a college degree has softened, stirring concern that a bachelor’s is no longer a gateway to the middle class. Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report.

Game-Based Learning Gains Steam in Higher Education: Triseum Raises $1.43 Million to Transform Educational Experiences for Students

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He worked on the 3D feature film Valiant in 2003, after which he worked on Ant Bully. Blog Education News gaming Higher Education STEM TechnologyAndré Thomas, CEO of Triseum and former Head of Graphics for EA Sports Madden Football, brings gaming to new heights on university campuses combining rigorous learning and resources with state-of-the-art graphic design.

CUE 2015 Student Showcase highlights students projects, Two Bit Circus STEAM Carnival

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The Student Showcase has been a feature of the CUE conference since 2003, when it was produced by the California Department of Education. Featured CUE News STEM Top News Annual showcase features innovative student projects. CUE is once again proud to feature innovative student curricular projects from schools and districts at its Student Showcase, held in conjunction with the CUE 2015 Annual Conference in Palm Springs, March 19-21, 2015 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Are science fairs unfair?

The Hechinger Report

Experiments by Carol Dweck in 2003, then a professor of psychology at Columbia University, suggest that students who are driven to learn for its own sake or for personal growth tend to stick to their studies longer than their highly competitive peers. K-12 The Science of Learning STEM teachersA second grader in Mississippi explains his winning science fair project to members of his class. Credit Image: © Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal/ZUMAPRESS.com.

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How can teachers use VR in the classroom?


Although educational VR content is not yet at an advanced stage, limited mainly to younger learners, and mainly exploratory (think digital field trips to Versailles) in nature, there are encouraging signs that STEM subjects, particularly chemistry and biology, will attract developer attention. The hope is that STEM subjects will become fun and relevant through learning experiences that are memorable and easily retained.

Kelly Educational Staffing® and iteach® Announce Partnership


Founded in 2003, iteach offers a unique online coursework format and accreditation for individuals who have a four-year degree. The iteach coursework allows four-year degreed professionals to explore fields of academic teaching—including specialty areas such as special education, ELL and STEM subject areas —to work at their own pace and begin teaching in the classroom three to six months from the start of the program. TROY, Mich.


Classroom prizes and grants available!

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One of last year’s winners reported back, “I have been participating in the Speak Up survey ever since it started [in 2003]. After winning the $500 prize last year, I purchased an XYZ 3D printer to integrate STEM into my classroom. Since 2003, more than 3.7 Project Tomorrow is celebrating Speak Up America Week 2014 this week with opportunities for schools and classrooms to win prizes and grants by participating in this year''s Speak Up surveys.

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New Markets Venture Partners Adds $30 Million, Former Gates Foundation Executive to Edtech Fund


The four focus areas include career credentialing, digital and adaptive learning platforms, STEM and computer science instructional tools and data analytic services for schools. New Markets has supported 43 companies since its launch in 2003; edtech startups make more than 90 percent of its deals in the past five years, Palmer adds. New Markets is bringing back a familiar face to steer its next education investment fund.

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New Markets Venture Partner’s Latest Edtech Fund Closes at $68 Million


One deal that’s in the works, he teased, is a startup focused on STEM and computer science. To date, New Markets has invested nearly $30 million across 23 education technology companies since its founding in 2003. When New Markets Venture Partners first began fundraising for its second education technology investment fund, Barack Obama was in office, Brexit for up for debate and iPhones still had headphone jacks.

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?This College Program Wants to Overhaul the Education Culture in Alaska


Nearly 40 percent of students starting at 4-year public institutions took at least one developmental (or college-level readiness) course while enrolled from 2003 to 2009. Starting at the middle-school level, ANSEP offers 2-week programs throughout the year where students and their teachers visit the university for hands-on STEM education, like a popular build-your-own-computer program.

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Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive


Excerpted from Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education in Middle School and Beyond by Christa Flores, published in 2016 by Constructing Modern Knowledge Press. Studies show that the best predictor of STEM career choice in adulthood is linked to whether kids self-report seeing themselves as scientists when they grow up by 8th grade (Maltese & Tai, 2011). 2003; Cornett 1986).


“If everything in life is a game, then we need to choose the games we play carefully.” – Szymon Machajewski, USA

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Student engagement in introductory Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) courses is a major national problem with important consequences. Students change majors away from STEM. A recent report by the US Department of Education showed that 48 percent of bachelor’s degree students between 2003 and 2009 left the STEM fields. These problems may affect the nation’s ability to compete in the technology industry and affect growth of STEM educational programs.

Sean O’Sullivan, Founder And Managing Partner Of SOSV – A Global Venture Capital Firm With 1000+ Portfolio Companies And $800M+ Assets Under Management


He founded and ran the humanitarian organization JumpStart International, managing up to 3,500 people in Iraq after the 2003 war. An advocate of STEM education, the O’Sullivan Foundation has funded organizations such as the Khan Academy, CoderDojo, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote


David Demming, an economist, updated the work of Levy and Murnane from 2003, shows that those jobs that require social skills and non-routine analytical thinking are increasing while routine ones are decreasing. STEM/STEAM. Justin hired an undergrad to research the role of STEM/STEAM to discover the promise. Justin Reich is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, the Richard L.

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PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

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A Subprime Education,” a fresh look at the troubled for-profit college industry, examines reports of predatory behavior and fraud and the implosion of the education chain, Corinthian Colleges; and “The Education of Omarina” shows how an innovative program to stem the high school dropout crisis has affected one girl’s journey, from a public middle school in the Bronx to an elite New England private school, and now on to college. This is an important documentary series for everyone.

A Commitment to Confronting Our Bias and Privileges


Avenue Q parodied this concept with the song “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist” back in 2003. Mary Jo Madda ( @MJMadda ) is Senior Editor at EdSurge, as well as a former STEM teacher and administrator. “We educators do the work not just in the classroom, but also with our feet and voices. We move in unison with our folks on the street.”. Jose Vilson. On July 10, New York teacher and.

Like their students, colleges are vastly increasing the amount they borrow

The Hechinger Report

The annual cost of servicing this accumulated debt more than doubled, from $21 billion in 2003 to $48 billion in 2012, the most recent period for which it has been calculated by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Related: Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment. When the number of students at Hawaii Pacific University started to fall at an alarming rate, the university embarked on an ambitious plan to attract more.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” I suspect these absences stem from another issue, the book’s focus on traditional-age undergraduate education. Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” I suspect these absences stem from another issue, the book’s focus on traditional-age undergraduate education. Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education.

North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

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In addition, the organization increased its focus to include early college high schools, regional specialty high schools, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) schools, as well as the coaching of teachers and principals. The organization has received millions of dollars in donations and federal grants since its founding in 2003. (Image: North Carolina New School Foundation).

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology


As recently as 1997, only 27 percent of America’s K-12 school had internet access—a number that skyrocketed to 92 percent by 2003. And K-12 isn’t just one market if you’re a content company; you need to hone your expertise in particular subject areas, such as math, English or STEM. Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges.

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Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

He added that the number of students graduating with majors in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – has doubled since the introduction of predictive analytics. But some STEM majors are tougher than others. Since 2003, Georgia State has raised its graduation rates by 23 percentage points, which adds up to more than $60 million. Keenan Robinson works out at Georgia State University’s fitness center.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

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It could be argued that these theories stem back to the seminal claim of Marshall McLuhan (1964) that ‘we shape our tools and thereafter, our tools shape us.’ A significant body of work has arisen around the Digital Natives and Immigrants theory, including descriptions of younger students as ‘the Net Generation’ (Tapscott, 1998), ‘Screenagers’ (Rushkoff, 1996), ‘Born Digital’ (Palfrey and Gasser, 2008), ‘Millennials’ (Oblinger, 2003), and ‘Homo Zappiens’ (Veen and Vrakking, 2006).

Why Some Colleges Are Ditching the Science Lecture For Hands-On Learning


There’s a lot of talk about the importance of STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, for America’s future competitiveness. Otero helped start up the LA program soon after she came to CU Boulder’s School of Education in 2003. The lack of teachers with science backgrounds means that most students get their first introduction to STEM disciplines from teachers who are less familiar with the subjects — and who may even be intimidated by them.

How Harry Potter Has Brought Magic To Classrooms For More Than 20 Years


The series had a steady presence on this list and even topped it at times, through 2003. She says all of the pushback she has gotten stems from the theme of witchcraft in the books. The Harry Potter books are a natural choice for English and literature classes, but that hasn’t stopped STEM teachers from finding connections for their students.


Busting Stereotypes: A Homeschool-Public School Partnership That Works


The appeal of home schooling has grown over the past decade — between 2003 and 2012, the percentage of students who are homeschooled grew from 2.2 But with the extra money coming in from part-time homeschool students, Berrien Springs was able to fund high-level teacher training, summer programming for all students, a Project Lead the Way STEM program and other opportunities that the traditional public school kids and the homeschool kids could both access.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments


TAL Education Group , which began as a solo tutoring operation in 2003 and has since grown into a publicly-traded empire, boasting $620 million in revenue in 2015 from a network of over 300 brick-and-mortar tutoring centers. In China, families are looking beyond tutoring and test prep “for things that they think are critical for their children’s futures, such as STEM and robotics,” observes Angela Bao, Senior Investment Manager at. “ You Can’t Make Movies Without China.”

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

This year’s report, Digital Learning 24/7: Understanding Technology – Enhanced Learning in the Lives of Today’s Students , provides landmark findings on the efficacy and value associated with popular digital learning initiatives: blended learning, online learning, school-assigned mobile devices and STEM learning. Speak Up identified students participating in after school computer programming (coding) clubs, school sponsored technology support teams and STEM Academies.