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.

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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STEM: A DEEP DEFINITION

Battelle for Kids

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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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 ?

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?”

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 reasons your classroom needs an industry expert

eSchool News

Connecting them with an industry expert who works in that field and can answer students’ questions and help them gain an in-depth look at where a future in math or physics might take them. ” (Next page: 5 ways an industry expert can inspire students).

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.

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.

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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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.

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?

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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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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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?

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).

Dear Liberal Arts Major: STEM Companies Need Your Skills to Grow

Edsurge

More companies in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—or STEM—fields are hiring workers with liberal arts backgrounds, according to a recent report. “It’s These days, programming languages are accessible enough for pretty much anybody willing to do the work,” said Roger Kay, a longtime technology industry analyst. Liberal Arts Can Be the Key to Scaling In fact, at many STEM companies, employees with liberal arts backgrounds are now also considered keys to growth.

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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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The Edtech Industry Has 'Created a Mess'—Q&A with Mike Dorsey and Alan November

Edsurge

Mary Jo Madda ( @MJMadda ) is Senior Editor at EdSurge, as well as a former STEM teacher and administrator. Alan November is a big-name educational consultant who was once a champion of technology in the classroom. But after EdSurge talked to him at ISTE, it seems that his message has slightly changed: technology isn’t having the impact we hoped for in schools. Expectations were high for edtech. People said it would solve every problem in education, and some venture capitalists agreed.

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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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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In Washington’s Most Diverse District, STEM Opportunities Provide New Paths to Success

Edsurge

Current statistics show that scholars of color and females are underrepresented in STEM fields across the country, and so FWPS is actively taking steps to provide STEM and STEAM (STEM with an emphasis on the arts) opportunities for each scholar from kindergarten through high school graduation. We know STEM and STEAM project based learning will empower scholars with the skills they need to be successful in college, career, and civic life. STEM Exploration Night.

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