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The Importance of STEM in K-12 Education

THE IMPORTANCE OF STEM 3,14 Gmm in K-12A MC2 HIGH U.S. JOB DEMAND UNEMPLOYMENT 4.1% RATE FOR STEM OCCUPATIONS JoB VACANCY There are 13,000,000 unemployed U.S. workers, yet 600,000 unfilled manufacturing jabs due UNEMPLOYED UNFILLED S.T.E.M. WORKER S.T.E.M. JOB to lack of education Sustained Growth Projections for S.T.E.M. Ocupations 135 COMPUTER OCCUPATIONS EMPLOYMENT AS A PERCENTAGE 130 OF 2006 EMPLOYMENT, BY OCCUPATION 125 LIFE SCIENCES 120 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES PHYSICAL SCIENCES 115 ENGINEERING 110 ALL OCCUPATIONS (STEM / NON-STEM) 105 100 95 90 2006 2010 2020 A> S.T.E.M. IS THE KEY TO THE FUTURE SUCCESS AND LEADERSHIP OF THE U.S. BACHELOR'S DEGREES AWARDED U.S. VS CHINA | 1998-2008 1998 560,700 144,400 1999 590,800 147,800 2000 680,400 151,000 2001 820,500 152,600 2002 950,000 159,000 2003 1,332,000 170,100 2004 1,682,000 173,600 2005 1,985,000 173,500 2006 2,315,000 174,000 2007 2,7140,00 176,300 2,973,000 177,600 2008 A> U.S. RANK IN S.T.E.M. PROFICIENCY AMONG DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN INNOVATION-BASED COMPETITIVENESS вта TH IN PERCENTAGE OF YOUNG ADULTS WHO 11TH HAVE GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOLS IN SCIENCE LITERACY AMONG 15TH TOP STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS LITERACY AMONG 23TH TOP STUDENTS STEM education will determine whether the United States will remain a leader among nations and whether we will be able to solve immense challenges in such areas as energy, health, environmental protection, and national security. CURRENT STATE OF STEM EDUCATION IN K-12 INNOVATION APTITUDE GAUGE AMONG YOUNG ADULTS CONDUCTED BY LEMSELSON-MIT INVENTION INDEX 100 75% 75 OF U.S. 8TH GRADERS ARE NOT PROFICIENT IN MATHEMATICS WHEN THEY COMPLETE 8TH GRADE 384 SAID STEM WAS TOO CHALLENGING 50 342 SAID THEY DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT STEM 282 25 SAID THEY WERE NOT WELL-PREPARED AT SCHOOL FOR FURTHER STEM EDUCATION EFFECTIVE METHODS TO INTEGRATE STEM INTO K-12 CURRICULUM A> MODEL-ELICITING ACTIVITIES ( MEAS) CHARACTERISTICS OF MEAS MODEL-ELICITING REQUIRES STUDENTS TO BUILD A MODEL TO SOLVE PROBLEMS OPEN-ENDED SELF-ASSESSABLE ALLOWS FOR STUDENTS TO CREATE THEIR OWN WAYS OF THINKING ABOUT STUDENTS CRITIQUE THEIR OWN WORK FOR ACCURACY AND EFFECTIVENESS AND SOLVING PROBLEMS REALISTIC GENERALIZABLE CONNECT STUDENTS WITH UTILIZE MEAS TO TEACH FAMILIAR TOPICS, LIKE SOLAR ALL STEM DISCIPLINES: ENERGY OR PAPER AIRPLANES SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS Examples of MEAS in the Classroom: JUDGING A PAPER CREATING A IDENTIFYING A JUDGING AIRPLANE CONTEST SPAM FILTER THEFT SUSPECT AIRLINES STUDENTS WORK IN A TEAM TO DEVELOP A SET OF RULES UTILIZED TO CHALLENGES STUDENTS CHALLENGES STUDENTS CREATING MODELS TO TO CREATE A FAIR JUDGING SCHEME BASED ON ACCURACY TO DEVELOP A MODEL STUDY DEPARTURE DELAYS FOR PREDICTING CRIMINAL AND DETERMINING WHO AND FLOTATION PREVENT SPAM CHARACTERISTICS HAS BEST CHANCE TO ARRIVE ON TIME Awwww.wwyd Stage1 REFLECTION Stage2 RESEARCH PROJECT-BASED A> LEARNING Stage3 DISCOMERY "LEARNING BY DOING" WwW Ww ww Stage4 APPLICATION Stage5 COMMUNICATION HANDS-ON LEARNING COOPERATIVE LEARNING DISCUSSION & INQUIRY QUESTIONING & CONJECTURES JUSTIFICATION OF THINKING -10 BEST PRACTICES FOR TEACHING MATH & SCIENCE WRITING FOR REFLECTION AND PROBLEM-SOLVING USE A PROBLEM-SOLVING APPROACH INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGY TEACH AS A FACILITATOR 10 UTILIZE ASSE SMENT AS PART OF INSTRUCTION http://mastersed.uc.edu http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/digest12/stem.cfm#2 http://serc.carleton.edu/sp/library/mea/examples.html http://www.stemreports.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/NRC_STEM 2.pdf http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1054&context=jpeer http://cehdvision2020.umn.edu/cehd-blog/meas-help-stem-student-engagement/ http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/pcast-stemed-report.pdf http://www.jec.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?a-Files.Serve&File_id-6aaa7elf-9586-47be-82e7-326f47658320 http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2012/06/15/stem-education-is-the-key-to-the-uss-economic-future http://www.rondout.k12.ny.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_719363/File/12-13/STEM/STEM-White-Paper%20101207%20final[1] pdf CREDITS: Calculator, Dmitriy Lagunov from The Noun Project Hologram, Julien Deveaux from The Noun Project REFERENCES Teno

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The future success and leadership of the United States lies in the hands of our educational system and the students emerging with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math. Compared to oth...

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