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Transforming Science Education

Transforming Science Education People who understand science and technology are smarter, more competitive, more productive, and more engaged global citizens who: Make informed decisions about health and safety Are better able to participate in public policy decisions and debates Manage daily lives that increasingly rely on technology Find solutions for challenges that face our global population These ...are prosperous! challenges include... 2013 10 2000 134% 870M 780M 2000-2010 The percentage by which China's energy consumption grew over the last decade The number of The number of The warmest decade on record. people around the world who do not people who currently lack access to clean water How do we thrive during times of global climate change? have enough to eat Average salaries Jobs in scientific and technological fields pay well and are on the rise: 130 10-23% 125 STEM job growth projected to increase from 10-23% by 2020 $4 120 Computer Ocupations Life Sciences 115 110 Mathematical Sciences Physical Sciences 105 Engineering 100 All Occupations (STEM and non-STEM) 12-30% 95 2006 2010 2020 STEM occupations out-earn non- STEM fields by 12-30% across all education levels Are U.S. students prepared to meet the challenges of a technology- based global economy? 10% Fewer than 10% of Harvard graduates could explain why it gets colder in the winter 100% 74% 54% Between 1985-2006 the number of STEM doctorates (2006) that were awarded to U.S. (1985) domestic students dropped 20% Nearly 20% of students can't from 74% to 54% draw conclusions based on simple investigations One university 50% found that 50% of their undergraduates could not identify the difference between an atom and a molecule U.S. students rank 17th in 78% of high school graduates do not meet benchmark readiness for one science and 23rd in math countries outperform U.S. students 22 countries outperform U.S. students in 15 nscience or more college courses in mathematics, science, reading or English mathematics China Australia China Australia Germany Netherlands France Korea Estonia Korea Finland Hong Kong Singapore Finland Switzerland Belgium Taiwan Lichtenstein Slovenia Hong Kong Singapore Norway Slovak Rep. Germany Taipei Estonia Canada Canada Switzerland UK New Zealand UK New Zealand Iceland Japan Slovenia Japan Lichtenstein How can we better prepare students to meet the science and technology challenges of the future? The Smithsonian Science Education Center works with districts and regions to build leadership teams that transform science education. Let's start by transforming K-12 science education Professional Development and Curriculum Create a Plan Implement School, district, and community leadership teams get time to work together and develop long-term reform plans, guided by research, that focus on local and regional needs We work together on an ongoing implementation and evaluation of that plan We offer ongoing, content-focused professional development, and professional learning communities. We also provide resources for inquiry-based curriculum 1) Results: LASER Build Awareness Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform We help build awareness for science education reform in your district and region Increased student Communities and educators proficiency in science! committed to science education reform; public- private partnerships support and sustain student success Smithsonian Science Education Center @ SmithsonianScie SOURCES:;;;;; Organisation for Ecomic Co-Operation and Development. Presentation of 2010 PISA results; Carnevale, Anthony P., Michelle Melton, and Nicole Smith. (2011). "STEM." Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce; Fleischman et al. (2010). Highlights From PISA 2009; Hazen, Robert and James Trell. (1990). Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy; Hazen, Robert. (1992). "Scientific literacy: The enemy is us";U.S.Congress Joint Economic Committee. (2012). Stem Education: Preparing for the Jobs of The Future. ABC 000'v9$ Sonographer (Associate's degree) Computer Programmer (Bachelor's degree) $71,000 000'L8$ Biomedical Engineer (Bachelor's degree) 000'z8$ Veterinarian (Graduate degree) | $42,980 Average Salary in USA

Transforming Science Education

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People who understand science and technology are smarter, more competitive, more productive, and more engaged global citizens! Find out how our LASER (Leadership Assistance for Science Education Refor...


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