Technical, Technology, STEM Education, May 20, 2015

 
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  • New Pathways to Career and College - MDRC Report 
  • Student and Teacher Create Business around 3D Printing
  • Bringing STEM Into The Classroom - How are we doing so far? - A Survey 
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New Pathways to Career and College - MDRC Report

The debate about high school reform is increasingly focused on the role of career-technical education (CTE) in helping to prepare ALL students in BOTH postsecondary education and the workforce. The stand-alone vocational courses into which high school students with lower academic achievement were often channeled are becoming a thing of the past. Instead, programs that merge CTE, rigorous academic coursework, and career exploration opportunities, while creating clear pathways through high school, college, and beyond, are gaining momentum. This report describes some of the most prominent of these "pathway" models, identifies localities where the approach has gained the most traction, discusses the underlying principles that

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Student and Teacher Create Business Around 3D Printing

Mark Holstrom was driving trucks for a living and contemplating a change of career path more than six years ago. During an off hour, Holstrom said he caught an episode of Conan O'Brien in which the host was showing a digital face made from a three-dimensional printer. The Bossier City man's interest was piqued, but at the time he didn't know just how much digital art would impact his future. A few years later, Holstrom was enrolled at Bossier Parish Community College studying graphics engineering when he met his future business partner, Mark Hopper. Hopper was a teacher at BPCC and

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Bringing STEM Into The Classroom - How are we doing so far? - A Survey

A new survey of district and building-level STEM supervisors and educators reveals how the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or other updated science standards, as well as STEM learning goals, are influencing STEM education decisions or purchases. The 2015 Business Report: National Survey STEM Education, from IESD Inc., and STEM Market Impact, surveyed 5002 K-12 district and school science and STEM supervisors and teachers online. While benefits of bringing STEM into classrooms is often touted, this survey show there are

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