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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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Using discussions about math to improve student proficiency

Aug 19, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in Promoting Interest in STEM, Science, Math & Computer Science, STEM Learning Methodologies

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On paper, math problems can be confusing and difficult to think through. Because of this, students are now being encouraged to talk about their math thinking. According to this article in Edutopia, math conversations not only make the math problems easier for students to understand, but they also help the instructor better evaluate student progress.

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Real-world project-based learning connects students and community

Jul 8, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, students in the Houston-area district of Klein ISD approached the damage as an “innovation challenge” and worked to build prototypes of flood barriers to attempt to protect their communities from future storms and wreckage. The students referred to their team as the “Water Warriors.”

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In preparing students for the workforce, schools are facing challenges

Jun 24, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in STEM Careers and CTE, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, STEM Learning Methodologies

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Schools have been shifting curriculum to help students develop the skills they need in the future workforce. Rather than simply teaching concepts, teachers are trying to focus more on the real-world application of those concepts. However, there are some challenges in preparing students for the world of work.

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