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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.