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STEM Education

AMERICA THE RIGHT STUFF? DOES HAVE STEM ΕΠIEATΙON AΝΠ FINΠΙΝΕ ΜΠHE FEΤΕ ΕΕΝHΑES Third man to walk on the moon °Commander of Apollo 12 °Expelled from high school because he struggled to read and spell "Learned to apply a systems approach to learning after an educator recognized a "spark of genius" in him °Did we mention he WALKED ON THE MOON?! CPT. PETE CONRAD How many more amazing students would emerge if America's youth were introduced to Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) : an exciting and dynamic way? How many more pioneers like Jobs, Zuckerberg, Gates, Brin, and Page would be created by the integration of STEM with innovation and entrepreneurship? Microsoft Google MARK ZUCKERBERG STEVE JOBS BILL GATES LARRY PAGE & SERGEY BRIN America is rooted in innovation and entrepreneurship. This is America's special sauce. That's how we got to the moon, and that's how companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google were formed. ET, Α ΜERICΑ HAS FALLEN ΕΕHINΠ IN STEM PISA, the Program for International Student Assessment, ranks 15-year-olds for basic skills achievement in 65 SCIENCE MATH industrialized nations (2009). 31 723 AMERICA RANKS LACK F MAΤΗ ΑΝE SEIΕΝEE ΤEAΔHEΕRS IN U.S. SECONDARY SCHOOLS WITH DEGREES High school students taught by a teacher WITHOUT a major, minor, or certification in that area: PHYSICS CHEMISTRY BIOLOGY MATH MORE THAN MORE THAN MORE THAN MORE THAN 67% 61% 45% 31% STEM SCHOOLS AND EDUCATORS IN THE U.S. 'About 100 STEM-focused public high schools 'About 47,000 students, most at the high school level °Fewer than 1 student in 1,000 "The Department of Education, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, should support the creation by the states of 200 new highly STEM-focused schools at the high school level and B00 STEM-focused elementary and middle schools over the next decade." -President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology President Obama calls for recruiting 100,000 new STEM teachers over the next decade. WHAT C AN AMERICA DO RIGHT NOW?: 1 Experiment with high-quality rich media products produced by many companies around the world - STEM topics come alive for students via rich media learning tools, such as games, videos, labs, and simulations, in a way they never could with traditional text and questions. Replace lectures with hands-on exercises - Allow students to grapple with hig, open-ended problems. Have themn design an alternative energy system or devise a plan to end world hunger. Rethink the science fair - Enter The Conrad Foundation's Spirit of Innovation Challenge by November 29, 2011. The Challenge invites student teams to develop comnmercially viable products in aerospace, clean energy, and health and nutrition. Register for free at (The Conrad Foundation was created by Nancy Conrad, the wife of the late Pete Conrad, to transform how science, technology, and engineering are taught in high schools and across all socioeconomic levels.) WHAT OTHER IDEAS DO YOU HAVE FOR IMPROVING STEM EDUCATION IN AMERICA? SPIRIT OF Created By COLUMN 3 KNEWTON FIVE INNOVATION AWARDS EDUCATION - INNOVATION - ENTREPRENEURSHIP İ UNIT **** STAT ******. AL OF THE PRESIDEA

STEM Education

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A stronger focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is the key to our country's future. How can we improve STEM education in America right now?


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