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

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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. Messy, motivated, tech-drenched 15 year-olds, the high school sophomores of today who will be entering college or the workforce in 2022, a mere three years from now.

Enhancing STEM Learning Using Virtual Reality

My Paperless Classroom

By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Careers in STEM are the next best thing: as a matter of fact, according to the U.S. Editorial STEM Education

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Resources to Celebrate National STEM Day

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Today is National STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Day - a big day for our organization and the students, teachers and schools that we serve. Jobs in STEM fields will expand faster than non-STEM jobs, growing to more than 9 million by 2022. Mass STEM Hub.

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A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

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Statistics Outgrows All Other STEM Fields From 2010-2013. The ASA analyzed data compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on 160 STEM bachelor’s degree categories granted by U.S. FASTEST-GROWING STEM UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES 2010–2013.

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The school that connects STEM, badging, and life beyond the classroom

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As educators, we know that science is not just a body of knowledge, but it is a process that enables people to answer questions through scientific inquiry. These are important skills for students to master, not least because of the growing demand for science and STEM professionals.

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Samsung launches new STEM learning, collaboration solutions

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In partnership with STEM Fuse and Tidebreak, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has announced two new education solutions to enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum, and create more collaborative learning spaces. “As Closing the STEM Gap.

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A Resource-Packed Guide on How Digital Learning Can Connect Youth to Opportunity

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The collaboration produced the Reclaiming Digital Futures toolkit , a free web-based guide designed to help educators at out-of-school youth organizations integrate technology and digital learning into their programming and practices. Other Resources for Educators.

Jobs in cybersecurity are exploding: Why are women locked out?

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million cybersecurity professionals by 2022. “At The push to get girls into computer science is newly backed by a statewide mandate that requires all New Jersey high schools to offer computer science by next school year, and that makes the course mandatory for graduation beginning in 2022.

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CA's Maker Initiative Spurs Innovation and Workforce Development Across 35 Community Colleges

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California’s community colleges sit at the intersection of higher education, regional economies, and workforce development. With the CCC Maker Initiative’s focus on preparing students for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) careers through hands-on, content-rich design projects and relevant curriculum, the statewide network will be positioned as a strategic educational pipeline for high-value jobs.

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

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Quick Take: Covering the 6 key elements in creating the right foundation for modern education with the arrival of the 4 th industrial revolution and the changing educational environment. Designing a modern school will be an ongoing process for those in educational leadership.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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(National) Education Politics. Republicans in Congress are also working on a re-authorization of the Higher Education Act. From The Wall Street Journal , “Five Things on the House’s Higher Education Bill.” ” From the Department of Education press release : “ Secretary DeVos Praises Senate Action on FAFSA Simplification.” ” Also from the Department of Education’s press office : “U.S. Education in the Courts.

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(National) Education Politics. ” “Not An Advocate for Students or the Public Interest” – historian Sherman Dorn on “ Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.” ” Via Politico : “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has increased her financial stake in a ‘neurofeedback’ company that says its technology treats attention deficit disorder and the symptoms of autism. billion from the Department of Education.

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Learning to Code: New Possibilities Through Collaboration at School

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Earlier this year, the White House unveiled the “CS for All” initiative, which provides over $4 billion in funding to expand and support K-12 computer science education. million job openings in computer and mathematical occupations by 2022. Computer Science Education Week in December is especially conducive to collaborating, when millions of students across the United States and around the world learn to code by participating in Hour of Code.

P-Tech Schools: The Remaking of Career, Technical Education

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The program is designed specifically to provide STEM education, based on a partnership with a school district, a community college, and a business. The New York Times has pointed to P-TECH as “the future of the country’s vocational education.” education. Is the P-Tech model the future of career and technical education? The Future of Career and Technical Education. The Troubled History of Vocational Education.

Rhode Island’s ambitious computer science goal

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Gina Raimondo has announced a comprehensive computer science education initiative in partnership with Microsoft, Code.org , colleges and universities across Rhode Island, and others. The focus is on curriculum, software, and professional development for educators.

Hotspots, YouTube, WiFi, Oh My! How Renton Prioritizes Infrastructure Over Devices

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It’s an alluring path, in part because it placates parents and school boards demanding a “21st century” education. The event is free for all educators—sign up here! In their district-wide tech plan for 2016 to 2022 , Renton set a goal of reaching a 1:1 device-to-student ratio for all middle and high schoolers in the 2019-2020 school year. Mary Jo Madda ( @MJMadda ) is Senior Editor at EdSurge, as well as a former STEM middle school teacher and administrator.

ETA hand2mind Commits $100,000 to Match DonorsChoose.org Teacher Requests to Build Student Math Fluency

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Results from the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress – The Nation’s Report Card – revealed that students have seen little to no gains in math since 2015. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that STEM jobs – requiring strong math skills – are projected to grow to 1 million by 2022.