10 trends and predictions for STEM education in 2020

eSchool News

It’s clear to anyone listening that the United States needs more highly-skilled STEM workers to remain globally competitive. And STEM education–including trained STEM teachers–is critical to that goal.

10 major insights on teaching, learning, and STEM

eSchool News

STEM education and social-emotional learning will take precedence in 2019, according to teaching and learning predictions from 100Kin10. 100Kin10 is a national network focusing on improving STEM education by adding 100,000 highly-qualified STEM teachers to U.S.

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Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – May

Discovery Education

At Discovery Education, we know how hard teachers work to make a difference in students’ lives. As part of our celebration of educators, several Discovery Education Community partners are providing special Teacher Appreciation Week perks for members of the community.

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How one organization is changing the STEM education landscape

eSchool News

Six years ago, I founded 100Kin10 , a national network focused on training and retaining excellent K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers. There simply aren’t enough qualified educators to meet the needs of our students, especially in STEM.

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5 ways to reduce the harrowing STEM teacher shortage

eSchool News

But what happens when high-quality STEM teachers become hard to find, and what happens when STEM teacher applicant pools dry up? extend critical STEM learning opportunities to its youngest students? A Top Education Priority. Early childhood education News Personnel STEM

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Survey: Students discouraged from seeking STEM teaching careers

eSchool News

Despite push for STEM teachers, parents more apt to encourage children to pursue engineering, computer careers, new ASQ survey finds. Just 9 percent of surveyed parents would encourage their child to seek a STEM teaching career. News STEM Top News

Bill Clinton Reiterates Obama’s Commitment to Add 100,000 STEM Teachers to the Workforce

Edsurge

Back in 2011 former President Barack Obama implored the nation to add 100,000 STEM teachers to the workforce. That call to action spurred the launch of 100Kin10 , a nonprofit that has been working with more than 280 organizations nationwide to achieve that goal by 2021. Who would have ever thought that America would just make up its mind that we needed more STEM teachers? Who would have ever thought that America would just make up its mind that we needed more STEM teachers?

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As the race to expand STEM education enters its next lap, here are three ways to recruit and train more teachers

The Hechinger Report

The crisis of finding teachers for these subjects is by now familiar: We have a shortage of STEM teachers and too few interested, diverse STEM students. workers, at a time when ten of the top 14 fastest-growing industries require significant know-how in STEM.

Verto Education Raises $6.3 Million Seed Round to Bring More College Students Abroad

Edsurge

Yam is one of hundreds of students to apply or graduate from a college program abroad offered by Verto Education, based in Berkeley, Calif. Verto Education participant Jason Diemer snorkels during an environmental science course held in Fiji. Education Technology STEM Financing

Tech for tots and teachers: promoting STEM learning in preK-3 classrooms

The Hechinger Report

That’s largely because teachers aren’t comfortable with introducing young children to science, according to a group of educators committed to helping elementary school teachers become better at teaching STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math – in the early grades.

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Creativity: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It will be back in Orlando in 2021. It provides a perfect time to address the idea of Creativity in education (one of those 4C’s). Creativity: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education. Often, this practice can be seen in STEM and PBL classrooms.

TCS Partners with Discovery Education for Innovation Student Challenge

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The Ignite Innovation Student Challenge encourages sixth through eighth grade students to use computational thinking to create digital solutions that improve the world and solve problems impacting TCS’ social responsibility pillars of Our Planet, Health and Education. students by 2021.

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

Educators know that taking part in extracurricular activities boosts student success. They do better in math and reading and more often aspire to higher education. They care more about their education. More likely to aspire to higher education. STEM careers.

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Possible Executive Order on Open Access Alarms Academic Publishers

Edsurge

On Monday, a post on a blog run by the Society for Scholarly Publishing suggested that the executive order may stem from the U.S. Education Technology Higher Education Policy & Government Libraries

Metro Atlanta Teachers Participate In Groundbreaking Education Program Promoting Critical Thinking In Students

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This professional training event connects local educators with Discovery Education field experts to learn about Ignite My Future in School , understand its purpose and receive hands-on training with the curriculum. a member of the Senate committee that oversees education.

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

The Hechinger Report

Now, some school districts are pushing this job exploration into middle and even elementary school, convinced that helping students connect what they are learning to careers will not only deepen their engagement but also help them make more informed decisions about their educational paths. “In

New York City Department of Education ‘Lighthouse School’ M.S. 88 Integrates Computational Thinking into Core Subjects to Prepare Students for 21st Century Careers

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Through this program, New York City teachers will receive professional development, educational resources and year-round support to integrate computational thinking into core subjects such as math, sciences, arts, and social studies. students by 2021.

Middle School Educators Across Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Learn New Strategies for Integrating Innovative Computational Thinking Approaches into Classroom Learning to Better Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers

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-- Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Partner on “Ignite My Future in School” Initiative, Delivering Professional Learning to Educators and Supporting the Integration of Computational Thinking into Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Curriculum -- CHARLOTTE, N.C. |

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. Related, via Salon : “ Silicon Valley ’s $300M donation to STEM educatio n is not what it seems.” ” “The White House on Monday announced that it would nominate Mitchell “Mick” Zais as deputy secretary of education ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” is how Education Week describes the news. ” Andy Smarick worries that conservatives are divided over education reform.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Department of Education Tuesday named Kent Talbert , a former general counsel and acting under secretary during the George W. State and Local) Education Politics. Immigration and Education. ” Education in the Courts.

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Fact or Fallacy: Why Esports Are Here to Stay in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

A growing number of K–12 schools are establishing esports programs , and universities are offering top players thousands of dollars in scholarships, but misconceptions persist about competitive video gaming in an educational setting. .

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. “To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “A Task Force With Falwell Is Happening, White House Says.” ” Via Buzzfeed : “The Education Department Quietly Invited Anti-LGBT Groups To A Father’s Day Event.” State and Local) Education Politics. ” Immigration and Education.

MIND Partners with 100Kin10 on Foundational Math Brain Trust

MIND Research Institute

We believe that all students deserve equitable access to high-quality educational content and dynamic learning experiences. That’s why MIND joined forces with 100Kin10 , an organization that is working to prepare, support, and retain excellent STEM teachers in the United States.

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

Edsurge

One overused catchphrase in education is that learning should be “student-centered.” But what if we took that to its logical conclusion and also made it the goal of our education technology predictions? Especially if those students are teens, within sight of leaving K-12 and moving into higher education. You can extrapolate by drawing converging lines from K-12 education technology and home consumer technology to see how they might overlap and intersect.

MIND Blog Rewind: October 2019

MIND Research Institute

Each month on the MIND blog, we share stories of how our organization, our partners, and educators across the country are advancing the mission to mathematically equip all students to solve the world’s most challenging problems.

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Fact or Fallacy: Why Esports Are Here to Stay in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

A growing number of K–12 schools are establishing esports programs , and universities are offering top players thousands of dollars in scholarships, but misconceptions persist about competitive video gaming in an educational setting. . Researchers anticipated the global esports market would reach $1 billion in 2019 , and project that by 2021, the number of esports viewers will eclipse that of all other major U.S.

Fact or Fallacy: Why Esports Are Here to Stay in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

A growing number of K–12 schools are establishing esports programs , and universities are offering top players thousands of dollars in scholarships, but misconceptions persist about competitive video gaming in an educational setting. . Researchers anticipated the global esports market would reach $1 billion in 2019 , and project that by 2021, the number of esports viewers will eclipse that of all other major U.S.

Fact or Fallacy: Why Esports Are Here to Stay in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

A growing number of K–12 schools are establishing esports programs , and universities are offering top players thousands of dollars in scholarships, but misconceptions persist about competitive video gaming in an educational setting. . Researchers anticipated the global esports market would reach $1 billion in 2019 , and project that by 2021, the number of esports viewers will eclipse that of all other major U.S.

Fact or Fallacy: Why Esports Are Here to Stay in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

A growing number of K–12 schools are establishing esports programs , and universities are offering top players thousands of dollars in scholarships, but misconceptions persist about competitive video gaming in an educational setting. . Researchers anticipated the global esports market would reach $1 billion in 2019 , and project that by 2021, the number of esports viewers will eclipse that of all other major U.S.

3 Tips for 3D Printing Success

EdTech Magazine

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) spaces are popping up in schools all over the U.S., Across all industries, 3D-printing spending is projected to reach $20 billion in 2021 , an IDC report found. “3D Because of the clear potential in fields such as engineering and architecture, Drew Lentz, the education manager at MakerBot , says schools should use 3D printers as a way to prepare students for the workforce. “ 3 Tips for 3D Printing Success. jena.passut_7651.

?Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Tokenization of Learning

Edsurge

A handful of other universities (and even preschools ) now accept Bitcoin for tuition, but that’s hardly the extent of how blockchains and tokens are weaving their way into education: Educators and edtech entrepreneurs are now testing out everything from issuing degrees on blockchains to paying people in cryptocurrency for their teaching. Outside of the SEC warning, blockchain—not to mention its application in education—is not without its skeptics.

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