The STEM Education Blog

Bridging the equity gap when adapting CTE to online environments

Jul 29, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in STEM Careers and CTE, STEM Learning Methodologies, Technology, STEMtechnology, Education Technology

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, classes transitioned online. While a lot of classes made successful transitions, the quality of many career technical education classes was inhibited due to the inability to provide necessary machinery. According to an article in District Administration, concerns have arisen about how lack of proper CTE training will impact students’ college and career readiness and how much the equity gap will increase.

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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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National STEM

Feb 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Batt posted in Insider, STEM Careers and CTE, STEM Curriculum Resources, Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, Science, Math & Computer Science, TechED

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With STEM careers on the rise, policymakers and administrators alike are scrambling to discern which young students are prepared for future success, which aren't, and why. 

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Girls Advancing in Tech Literacy

Dec 16, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Batt posted in STEM Careers and CTE, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM

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The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) assessment is a test aimed to gauge eighth grade students on problem solving, goal achievement, and technological understanding.

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Math: When are you NOT going to use it?

Nov 4, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Batt posted in STEM Careers and CTE, Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, STEM Learning Methodologies

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when are we ever going to use this,” they (i.e. every kid ever) whine[s].

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