3 ways STEM learning supports the future of work

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To succeed in college and the workplace, students require a solid foundation in STEM learning. In fact, between 2017 and 2027, the number of STEM jobs will grow 13 percent. STEM learning is all about designing creative solutions for real-world problems.

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3 ways STEM learning speaks to the future of work

eSchool News

To succeed in college and the workplace, students require a solid foundation in STEM learning. In fact, between 2017 and 2027, the number of STEM jobs will grow 13 percent. Related content: 5 reasons to integrate STEM into online learning.

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What motivates girls to pursue STEM?

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It’s a persistent and troubling problem: Why are girls so underrepresented in STEM clubs and subjects in K-12 through college, and why are there so many more men than women in STEM fields? The call for equal representation is becoming louder, and society is striving to solve glaring gender gaps in STEM graduates and STEM fields across the country. The numbers tell an alarming story about female representation in STEM education and fields.

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Can Mentorships Get More Girls Into STEM Subjects?

Edsurge

I think the number one reason that women fall out of STEM is because they get in the workplace and find that it’s a very masculine-dominated field, and that there’s a lot of office politics to deal with,” says Khan, who adds that despite the number of women working in technical careers, very few of them hold senior-level positions within their respective industries. Education Technology Leadership STEM

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Don’t say there’s a lack of STEM talent in the South

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He created hundreds of desirable jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for black Alabamians. Foster’s legacy of leveraging black talent in the STEM fields cannot be overstated. Yet more than 60 years after Foster started at NASA, racial disparities in employment and in ownership of businesses in STEM-related fields persist. Total STEM or business degrees. Percent STEM or business degrees. Higher Ed News Opinion Data and research Race STEM

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How 60 Minutes Oversimplified the Gender Gap and Overlooked Women in Tech

Edsurge

One of the things that sets Girls Who Code apart is it believes in single-sex education, which has been found to give girls more opportunities to speak up in class and more confidence to pursue STEM subjects. By Saujani’s estimations—based on a report from Girls Who Code—the gender gap in entry-level technology jobs is on track to close by 2027. Education Technology Computer Science Diversity and Equity STEM Coding

Girls Who Code Goes to Capitol Hill: Can Congress Help Solve the Gender Gap in Tech?

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And it's not just the girls who stand to gain, Pressley said: "The power of diversity in STEM, in every industry and agency, means there'll be greater innovation because there are diverse perspectives." A critical part of getting to gender parity in STEM fields, Saujani said, is having schools track and report the demographic data of their computer science classes. Jacky Rosen, a former computer programmer and the current junior U.S.

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Girls Who Code Founder Awarded McGraw Education Prize

Edsurge

We’re on track to achieve gender parity in entry-level computer science jobs by 2027. Education Technology Competitions Community STEM EducationFor 30 years, the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education has been one of the most prestigious awards in the field, honoring outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through innovative and successful approaches. The prize is awarded annually through an alliance between The Harold W. McGraw, Jr.

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

EdNews Daily

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” This stems from a protest at the University of Connecticut. “ Robots will replace teachers by 2027 ,” Futurism predicts. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality. Thoughts on how this might effect education from Inside Higher Ed , from NPR , from Internet2 (via Bryan Alexander), from The Washington Post , and from Edsurge. Not Net Neutrality, but another potential FCC move – ending the E-Rate program.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

Nevertheless, computer science education, along with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) continued to be promoted this year, often framed as something students should pursue instead of “ liberal arts.” Despite all the investment and marketing surrounding CS and STEM education, the results – enrollments and graduation rates – have been mixed at best. This is part six of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

The tech industry made a number of high profile donations and pledges this year, coinciding with the Trump administration’s announcement this fall that it would earmark $200 million in grants for computer science and STEM education. “ Robots will replace teachers by 2027.” This is part nine of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” “ We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future.”