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The Evolution of Modern Makerspaces

Dec 23, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Hoffa posted in STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, Create and Maintain Your Makerspace, Education Technology

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Design spaces, makerspaces, and learning labs are becoming increasingly popular in libraries, schools, and community centers. These spaces create opportunities for students and community members to tinker with new technologies and engage with hands-on STEM activities. Makerspaces are constantly evolving and have changed a lot from the first modern makerspaces that were introduced in the early 2000s.

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Best practices for adapting CTE programs during COVID-19

Dec 16, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Hoffa posted in STEM Careers and CTE, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM

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Career and technical education programs play a critical role in schools. They allow students to gain relevant career skills and create access to new career paths directly out of school. What students glean from CTE, though, is dependent on the strength of the program itself, and COVID-19 has taken its toll on many programs due to restricted space and limited equipment. According to an interview in District Administration with architect Tyler Whitehead, there are many ways educators can reimagine these spaces and help them thrive — even during a pandemic.

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10 Popular STEM Podcasts for Educators and Professionals

Dec 2, 2020 3:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Hoffa posted in STEM Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM

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Podcasts can be a great way to learn new information while you are grading papers or working on your computer. There are so many out there, though, it can be difficult to choose which ones to listen to! To make it easier, we’ve created a list of 10 interesting and engaging STEM podcasts that are perfect for any STEM educator, professional, or interested listener.

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The Million Girls Moonshot Initiative aims to close the STEM gender gap

Oct 14, 2020 1:30:00 PM / by Rebecca Hoffa posted in STEM Grants and Funding, Promoting Interest in STEM

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The Million Girls Moonshot Initiative plans to immerse one million female middle-school students in STEM in the next five years, according to a District Administration article.

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Industry certifications increase employment opportunities for students

Aug 26, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in STEM Careers and CTE, Promoting Interest in STEM

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Industry certifications enable students to receive the skills that will earn them a high-paying, in-demand job when they graduate from high school, whether it be in manufacturing, finance, technology, culinary arts, health care or another field.

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