Tagged with STEM

How the U.S. Ranks in AI Career Readiness

How the U.S. Ranks in AI Career Readiness

Businesses are adopting robotics and artificial intelligence rapidly throughout the world. However, the U.S. is trailing in how it is helping prepare young people for an automated workplace. According to a study, intelligent automation is boosting the relevance of STEM skills as well as soft skills. On the other hand, only a few countries are … Continue reading

How to Increase Girls’ Interest in STEM

How to Increase Girls’ Interest in STEM

Last week we shared key takeaways from Microsoft’s Closing the STEM Gap report. Through this report, we learned why girls aren’t interested in STEM classes and careers. So how can districts increase girls’ interest in STEM? Provide exposure to positive role models. Girls expressed that they are more likely to show interest in STEM if … Continue reading

Why STEM Classes and Careers Lack Girls

Why STEM Classes and Careers Lack Girls

STEM careers are common in today’s world but we are lacking girls in the field. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the number of jobs for technology professionals will have the highest growth until 2030. To better understand why girls and women lose interest in STEM subjects and careers, Microsoft conducted research on 6,000 … Continue reading

How to Get Students Excited about STEM

How to Get Students Excited about STEM

Science, technology, engineering, and math are important topics for children to learn and essential in today’s culture. Through these fields we can help the environment, transform healthcare, and improve our country’s security. According to the Counsel of Advisors on Science and Technology, there aren’t enough students in STEM undergraduate programs in the U.S. to meet … Continue reading

Computer Science Education is Mandatory in Virginia

Computer Science Education is Mandatory in Virginia

According to District Administration, Virginia has become the first state to have mandatory common core standards in computer science education.  The standards are a framework for computer science education in the state. There are states with advisory standards, but Virginia became the first to have mandatory standards.   Some concerns were raised by the Virginia … Continue reading

Tips for Starting a STEAM Program

Tips for Starting a STEAM Program

Schools across the country are getting involved in the STEAM movement by integrating innovative programs and spaces that inspire a new generation of designers and inventors. Help your customers bring STEAM to their school with these tips from littleBits. Districts and schools need to have a clear vision of what their STEAM goals are. Everyone … Continue reading

Leveraging Federal Funding to Support STEM Education

Leveraging Federal Funding to Support STEM Education

Last week the U.S. Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague Letter to states, school districts, schools, and education partners on how to maximize federal funds to support and enhance innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for all students. The letter serves as a resource for decreasing the equity and opportunity gaps for … Continue reading

3D Printing in Education

3D Printing in Education

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is the process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. 3D printers make objects based on a virtual design by laying down successive layers of material until the object is complete. As 3D printing continues to evolve it has the potential to transform almost every major industry, and … Continue reading

STEAM Education

STEAM Education

While science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education has become a prominent part of many schools’ education plans, there is a growing movement to add art as another point of emphasis in educators’ integrated learning systems. Adding art to form the STEAM initiative (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in education has been proven to … Continue reading