Colleges are adding programs in a once-decimated industry — manufacturing

The Hechinger Report

The industry has taken a more tech-intensive twist, making skills like practice in 3-D design — like the work Walker is doing — critical for future employment. Despite President Donald Trump’s campaign vow to revive manufacturing, the industry isn’t expected to rebound to its heyday.

STEM: A DEEP DEFINITION

P21 Blogazine

Driving Question: What makes a STEM School? What makes a STEM school? I have literally sat on so many panels (K12,Higher Ed, political, policy, and industry), participated in meetings from the White House to the schoolhouse, been active in research think tanks and included in numerous case studies to define what STEM is and what makes a STEM school and we are still asking this question. Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 1. That is the question that is most often asked.

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4 Skills Tech Industry Employees Say Today’s Students Need to Succeed

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez From communication to STEM experience, these experts offer tips on future readiness. Classroom Curriculum Leadership Management STEM

Team Building Activities That Support Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM

User Generated Education

In academia, the majority of research in STEM fields is conducted through collaborations and working groups, where a diversity of ideas need to be proposed and analyzed to determine the best strategy(ies) for solving a problem.

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Diversifying the tech industry, one party at a time

The Hechinger Report

The post Diversifying the tech industry, one party at a time appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Andre Perry Columnists Higher Ed Opinion Data and research Race STEMWhat comes to mind when you think of the SXSW Conference ?

4 STEM Ties to Careers of the Future

Discovery Education

STEM is not just about skills, but about dispositions which need to be developed. STEM Career Challenges. This month we feature two exciting challenges which tie to careers that will be used in many industries and require STEM skills for success.

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The Most Important Skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution? Try Ethics and Philosophy.

Edsurge

For those keeping count, the world is now entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The popular response, among some education pundits, policymakers and professionals, has been to increase access to STEM and computer science skills. When we educate people in AI and the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, should those engineers and scientists be designing machines specifically to replace human work?”

Coding and Programming a GoPiGo from Dexter Industries

My Paperless Classroom

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we welcome Dexter Industries on the program to showcase their new robot called GoPiGo, the world's best-selling Raspberry Pi Robot. Learn how you can take advantage of a free 45-day trial of the new GoPiGo robot as well as use our coupon code at checkout when purchasing your next kit from Dexter Industries. The post Dexter Industries (GoPiGo Podcast) appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

Fifteen Ideas to Start the Year with a STEM Culture

Discovery Education

Getting Started with Building a STEM Culture. As another school year kicks off, it’s important to examine simple ways to integrate STEM into classroom culture. STEM is a culture that permeates beyond the classroom into the whole school and homes of the community.

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5 Resources Connecting STEM, the Arts, and the World

Discovery Education

The world has changed dramatically since the National Science Foundation coined the term STEM in 2001 (though they originally called it SMET). With STEM back then, content was king and there was a critical need in our industries for content area expertise.

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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

MIND Research Institute

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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4 exciting trends that will define the 2018 education industry

eSchool News

Let’s examine four key trends that are expected to shape the education industry this coming year: 1. schools will give way to an increased focus on STEM and coding in schools, reinvigorating the “maker movement.” Next page: 2 more exciting education industry trends for 2018).

40 Important STEM Resources For Women

TeachThought - Learn better.

40 Important STEM Resources For Women. According to findings by the Economics & Statistics Administration, less than 25% of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) jobs are held by women — even though they make up more than half the workforce and college degrees.

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Infographic: Robotics And The Future Of STEM

TeachThought - Learn better.

Infographic: Robotics And The Future Of STEM. Department of Commerce report titled, “STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future,” reports that from 2000-2010, growth in STEM jobs is over three times greater than that of non-STEM occupations. The Future Of STEM In Education?

What the closure of 2 bootcamps means for the industry’s future

The Christensen Institute

The truth is that what people tend to refer to as a “bootcamp industry” really involves a massive amount of variability, both in terms of the visions and strategies of different providers. Horn: Given the explosion in coding bootcamps, it seems as though the industry was ripe for consolidation. Do you expect to see consolidation in the industry? Horn: Is the pace of growth in the industry slowing?

6 steps to strengthen early STEM learning

eSchool News

Although STEM education is inarguably essential in today’s economy, it is not always seamlessly incorporated into early childhood education–and the barriers to inclusion are more pervasive than many educators might realize. Early childhood education News STEM

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EverFi Rocks the Edtech Industry With $190 Million Fundraise

Edsurge

Its content suite includes online courses on alcohol awareness, character development, financial literacy, sexual violence prevention, workplace conduct, and even touches on more traditional school subjects like STEM. EverFi is a rare breed of education technology company that can boast a wide reach. It not only covers the K-12, higher education and corporate training markets, but its staff also work in some of the most remote corners of the country.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – May

Discovery Education

Only 58 percent of eighth-grade science teachers say they have all or most of the resources that they need for STEM. The most critical STEM Career in our society: Teachers. There is a growing shortage of teachers, within the STEM “disciplines” and across content areas.

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Inside the oil industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education

The Hechinger Report

The board has spent upwards of $40 million over the past two decades on K-12 education with a pro-industry bent, including hundreds of pages of curricula, a speaker series and an afterschool program — all at no cost to educators.

Equality Starts With Education: Why the Tech Industry Should Help Lead the Way

Edsurge

The booming technology industry presents many exciting economic opportunities for the next generation. Without any computer science experience, students are unlikely to take a course in a STEM field in college, let alone major in it. Exposure to STEM education early on is key to empowering more women and people of color to embark on the careers that are defining the future.

Most Americans say U.S. STEM education is middling, new poll finds

The Hechinger Report

One of the biggest education priorities of recent years has been readying more young people for the job-friendly fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Getting kids into STEM has been embraced by interests as varied as Microsoft , the Girl Scouts and David Koch.

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5 Ways to Make STEM More Exciting For Students

Edudemic

For many students, the list of subjects included in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math ­– doesn’t inspire the same level of passion and interest as other subjects. This is a shame, because many STEM careers are lucrative and the industries they’re in just keep growing. Almost half of students expressed an interest in STEM […]. The post 5 Ways to Make STEM More Exciting For Students appeared first on Edudemic.

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To attract more blacks and Hispanics to STEM, universities must address racial issues on campus

The Hechinger Report

African-American and Latino workers comprise just 16 percent of the advanced manufacturing workforce, 15 percent of the computing workforce and 12 percent of the engineering workforce, rates that have remained essentially flat for more than a decade, according to the 2015 US News/Raytheon STEM Index.

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Researchers tackle gender bias in STEM education

eSchool News

Researchers are tackling the stubborn question of how gender bias impacts STEM education. STEM education at the K-12 and university levels has seen its share of headlines, as industry experts and policymakers tout its importance in the nation’s economy and workforce.

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Organizations Partner to Deliver STEM-Computer Science Educator Prep Program

techlearning

mindSpark Learning, Couragion, Metropolitan State University and Colorado Succeeds have teamed up to create direct access and pathways for all educators interested in pursuing STEM-Computer Science credentials. STEM Professional Development Computer Science Ed Tech Ticker News

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A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

TeachThought - Learn better.

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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Why STEM education could get a transformative makeover—soon

eSchool News

Engaging young children in STEM is critical for creating a lifelong love of learning and for developing critical thinking skills which will serve them well across all academic disciplines and prepare them for the 21st Century workforce. Apps & STEM School Administration STEM

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With investment, STEM surges in Colorado

eSchool News

STEM education took center stage at the Colorado Convention Center, where Lockheed Martin announced an $800,000 STEM investment in partnership with Project Lead The Way and the Denver Public Schools Foundation to expand STEM programming for Denver Public Schools (DPS) students.

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Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – December 2016

Discovery Education

As problems change in industry, new innovating thinking and solutions are in demand. STEM Content Connections. STEM Connections around Decorating our Cities: 2012 Rockefeller Tree Setup Time-lapse. Where do your students see STEM? (Note: TIME.com – be aware of surrounding content.). STEM is about critical thinking – Have your students investigate holidays to separate facts, fiction, and myths. STEM Career Challenge.

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Boxlight to Host Third Annual “Boxlight STEM Day” on November 8

techlearning

– Between 2005 and 2015, STEM employment grew by 24.4 percent, over five times more than non-STEM employment over the same period. This means the majority of new jobs will be in STEM fields, and educators have to prepare students for a workforce that will be vastly different from today.

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Sikorsky STEM Challenge - real world engineering for high school students

Educational Technology Guy

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. It''s a great example of industry and education working together to support our students. Related: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Resources for Education Sikorsky STEM Challenge.

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Lesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education

Leadership Lounge

Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education. Educating for the fourth industrial revolution. Lesson learned?

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Visual Math Brightens the Future of the STEM Workforce

MIND Research Institute

This neuroscience and social benefit organization is transforming the way students engage with mathematics and support their interests in other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields — the industries that are building a brighter future for us all. Tools for Tomorrow’s STEM Workforce. With support from organizations such as Rockwell Automation, MIND has been helping build the STEM workforce pipeline for nearly 20 years.

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This tech academy is using project-based learning to close the STEM gap

eSchool News

While ChiTech, as the school is known, aims to help students become leaders, it also seeks to increase the number of minority and low-income students pursuing STEM in college and the workforce. Some of ChiTech’s success lies in its partnership with the local tech industry.

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National STEM Video Game Challenge now live

eSchool News

Annual video game design competition fosters game-making skills as pathway to STEM learning, offers opportunities to win valuable prizes. The National STEM Video Game Challenge is open for student submissions of original, playable video games and game design documents.

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

eSchool News

These are important skills for students to master, not least because of the growing demand for science and STEM professionals. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that California will have the largest STEM workforce in the country by 2022.

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As Tech Companies Hire More Liberal Arts Majors, More Students Are Choosing STEM Degrees

Edsurge

At the same time, more STEM employers are hiring workers with humanities backgrounds, according to a new report by researchers at Strada Education Network and Emsi, a labor market analytics firm. According to the paper’s researchers, the number of workers in STEM fields with a liberal arts background is simultaneously increasing. “We billion industry around “workforce technology.” The number of students choosing liberal arts majors is dipping.

littleBits Teams Up with National PTA to Further Engage Parents and Kids in STEM

techlearning

According to research from Ernst & Young , only 36 percent of boys and 11 percent of girls opt to pursue STEM careers after high school. Yet, STEM jobs experience five times faster growth than other types of roles and garner 30 percent higher wages ( Bureau of Labor Statistics ).

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Part 5… STEM Resource Series… Over 70 Stemtastic Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the second post of March and the fifth in a series of posts that will bring you over 70 STEM links. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Part 4 A list that now supplies up to 40 STEM sites.

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