2 Student STEM Challenges Open Now

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Judges will select a winning team based on their ability to demonstrate a fresh approach and clear STEAM and engineering skills to solve a real-world problem, weighing how well the solution aligns with the two key topic areas and meets engineering standards, including in product design.

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10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

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If you are a teacher looking for a summer gig, or unique ways to make extra money over your break, please find 10 companies hiring now. STEM.Org: They are hiring 24 certified teachers for a 6-week paid, summer STEM fellowship program in Detroit & Westland, Michigan USA.

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XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

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This unit teaches about fire while meeting Next Generation Science Standards. Generally speaking, this free interactive STEM lab takes 2-4 days to complete and includes extension science experiments that you could add to the unit.

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A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him

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He had learned some coding and development on his own through freeCodeCamp.org , and he had polished some of those skills doing work for a small WordPress related company. Because of privacy laws, the company can’t directly contact its biggest segment of end users. “It’s

Strategy Shift Leads to Layoffs (and a Rogue Ex-Employee) at Coding Kit Company Pi-Top

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A London-based company in the crowded market of do-it-yourself programmable hardware for students seeks to shake off negative headlines as it restructures and changes focus to the U.S. The company first announced its strategic shift with a capital injection of about 3.3

MEL Science Raises $6 Million to Bring STEM to Life with Kits and VR

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Moscow internet services company Yandex participated. After that, the company charges $34.90 Those lessons mostly cover chemistry today, but the company is building more content for physics and biology students, Philippov says. But he believes that’s part of his company’s appeal.

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Alaska Native students pursue STEM, with great success

The Hechinger Report

Sam, 15, brandished the list of rules for the Cardboard Canoe STEM Lab. STEM is short for science, technology, engineering and math.) In addition to the college-level math classes and the STEM labs like this one, the students had been paintballing, hiking and out for fro-yo (twice). “If

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National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company and Discovery Education Join Together to Provide Scalable Access to Innovative Careers in STEM and Manufacturing

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During the immersive virtual experience, students will learn more about diverse career opportunities within the industry of agriculture and meet Tractor Supply Company employees. K-12 Careers STEM k12 education The Wire Education

How to Interest the Next Generation of Great Minds to Work in STEM Fields

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve had a lot of questions in the last few months about STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) in the classroom. STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and covers an immense range of subject areas. Math Science STEM stringer

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How Humor and Storytelling Help Foster STEM Engagement

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Creating educational environments where students have emotional connections and vested in the lesson can be attained when adding storytelling elements to STEM projects. Humor and storytelling meets robotics. edWeb Blog coding and robotics computer science STEM storytelling

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Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – March 2017

Discovery Education

This month we are going to highlight women who have made an impact through STEM. There are advances in this cause as women in STEM now make 92¢ on the dollar compared to men in STEM fields compared to 77¢ on the dollar in non-STEM fields.

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How Do We Get More Girls Into STEM? Build Confidence (and Robots)

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With careers of the future heavily concentrated in STEM fields, it’s unacceptable for women to be left out of the space. Not only do employers need to have the largest possible pool of qualified STEM workers to succeed, business outcomes improve with a diverse workforce.

Game-Based Learning Meets Science Standards

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GAME-BASED LEARNING FROM LEGENDS OF LEARNING NOW MEETS SCIENCE STANDARDS IN TWO MORE STATES Research-Based Games Already Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards WASHINGTON, D.C.—Aug.

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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This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

And career preparation here isn’t just a buzzword but more like a guiding principle: When the end-of-day bell sounds, some children transition from students to employees of the district, and earn $10 an hour for working on a variety of projects for local technology companies.

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KinderLab Robotics Meets Rigorous Review Standards to Join STEMworks Database

techlearning

As the demand for STEM education continues to grow, many organizations have identified achievement gaps in STEM literacy based on gender, race, and economic inequalities.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – February 2017

Discovery Education

More people are using STEM skills to become inventors and innovators daily, why not you or your students? STEM Content Connection: 3M & Discovery Education Young Scientist Lab – Innovation Interactives. Meet the past winners: 2016 – Maanasa Mendu.

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Pathways to jobs of the future opening via summer STEM programs

The Hechinger Report

All that changed this summer, when Davis found herself sequencing numbers, learning about graduate programs and visiting companies that benefit from the research she and 19 other students have been doing at Muhlenberg College. “It Higher Ed News achievement gap STEM

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Global STEM Alliance is Encouraging Students to be a New Kind of Billionaire

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In order to combat this issue the NYAS’ Global STEM Alliance (GSA), in partnership with the Aspen Institute , created the Social Impact Challenge to encourage the brightest STEM students around the world to become billionaires—but not in the traditional understanding of the word. I think is important for all of our students to not only think about the potential of their technology to disrupt companies, but also the humanitarian impact.”.

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Company and District Partnership: The Secret Sauce to a Successful Edtech Implementation

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Districts should seek out edtech companies that provide partnership-focused support which is oriented toward long-term success from day one – not just when you buy a whole-district contract. So how do districts find technology companies that are most likely to help them succeed?

Warner, Kaine announce $1.2m STEM funding at VCU

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STEM funding at VCU. The senators said the federal funding will help VCU recruit STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students and help them become math and science teachers. I’m not levying a criticism on the company; this is the reality.

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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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Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant

Edsurge

Gender is just one part of the diversity problem confronting many technology companies today. As diversity reports from companies like Alphabet, Apple and Facebook reveal, the employee headcounts—especially in senior and executive positions—are overwhelmingly male and white. These companies have committed money, mentors and other resources to provide educational opportunities for underserved communities. And I want to run a video game company.”.

Louisiana’s East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Launches New STEM Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

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- Unique Combination of Digital Content and Sustained Professional Learning to Support Educators’ Efforts to Build Dynamic STEM Learning Environments - Silver Spring, Md. The Science Techbooks series also includes valuable STEM/STEAM resources.

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Sikorsky STEM Challenge - real world engineering for high school students

Educational Technology Guy

I was an Aerospace engineer and worked for companies like Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky Aircraft. I''m very pleased to be part of the Sikorsky STEM Challenge , a program started last year, that has students working on a real world engineering project, from start to finish, including management, organization, team work, design, research, engineering calculations and more. Related: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Resources for Education Sikorsky STEM Challenge.

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Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

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- Unique Digital Content Combined with Sustained Professional Development to Help Create Vibrant Culture of STEM in Participating Schools - Silver Spring, Md. Through the “Future Ready: STEM for All” initiative, RISD seeks to transform the Berkner Feeder Pattern’s culture and pedagogy.

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How Alaska Native Students Pursue STEM, With Great Success

MindShift

Sam, 15, brandished the list of rules for the Cardboard Canoe STEM Lab. STEM is short for science, technology, engineering and math.) In addition to the college-level math classes and the STEM labs like this one, the students had been paintballing, hiking and out for fro-yo (twice). “It’s

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Florida’s Franklin County School District and Discovery Education Team Up on New Effort to Engage Students in STEM Education

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- Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Resources and Innovative Professional Learning System to Support the Creation of a Culture of STEM Teaching and Learning Districtwide- Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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Defined STEM Adds Portfolio Assessment Manager for Project-Based Learning

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(CHICAGO, IL) April 11, 2018 —In an effort to support project-based learning, Defined Learning today announced its latest extension to Defined STEM , the Portfolio Assessment Manager. For more information about Defined STEM, visit DefinedStem.com.

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Finally, we get the feedback that we need on apps for young children and meet content standards. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

STEM Resources From ETA hand2mind Are First Supplemental Programs to Earn Approved Endorsement From STEM.org

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VERNON HILLS, Illinois – May 22, 2018 – ETA hand2mind today announced STEM in Action, STEM at Play and STEM Bins are the first supplemental programs to earn the STEM Approved “Trustmark” from STEM.org™. The company’s mission is to champion learning by doing.

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Alan November on the '$1000 Pencil' and Why Edtech Companies Aren’t Pushing the Envelope

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Alan November One problem is that companies are still making money off of selling those “$1000 pencils” as ways to improve productivity. So, can companies and educators co-exist peacefully in the world of edtech, while also working to redefine education? You go to these meetings, and people say, “Can I save money on textbooks?” Mary Jo Madda ( @MJMadda ) is Senior Editor at EdSurge, as well as a former STEM middle school teacher and administrator.

California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

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- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md. The Science Techbooks series also includes valuable STEM/STEAM resources.

School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

The CoolCatTeacher

When we meet with school counselors, one of the things that we share out is the data regarding Bachelor’s degrees that are being conferred in this country, and the number of jobs that are available. But really, the jobs that are coming up in the STEM fields are in the computing industry.

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How a Blind Student Who Felt Locked Out of STEM Classes Challenged—and Changed—Her University

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At a recent faculty meeting at Wichita State turned, tensions rose as administrators announced their plans to improve the accessibility of course materials on the campus. Because the materials are produced by a company, he says, many professors assume that that means they must be accessible. But some STEM textbooks are produced by smaller and more niche publishers who may not have the same awareness of the issue, she adds.

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