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STEM Classroom Essentials

What teachers need to know to prepare today’s kids for tomorrow’s jobs

Some 60 percent of new jobs created this century will require skills in STEM-related fields, science, technology, engineering, and math. In fact, the jobs that today’s elementary school students will perform twenty years from now haven’t even been invented yet. So, how do you teach the children of today the skills they’ll need as adults tomorrow?

In a recent edWebinar, DreamBox director of curriculum and reporting David Woods presented practical strategies for building a STEM-friendly environment that helps students learn the 21st century skills they’ll need to succeed in the not-so-distant future.

Available for on-demand viewing now, Starting the School Year STEM Strong walks you through the critical components educators need to set up STEM-focused instruction in their classrooms. In this 45-minute session, you’ll learn how to:

  1. Build a strong math culture: Find out how you can foster a growth mindset and lay the groundwork for deeper learning by creating an environment that encourages students to understand how the world works and how to solve problems.
  2. Leverage technology to empower deeper learning: Explore the six competencies of deeper learning and get strategies for using these competencies to make math instruction more empowering, effective, and meaningful.
  3. Empower educators with access to relevant professional learning opportunities: Teacher competency in math affects student achievement. Find out how you can empower educators to refresh and fine-tune their math content knowledge at a pace and place that’s not only convenient but uses on-demand professional development modules that are directly relevant to what their students are learning in class.

Fall is the perfect time to start implementing some of these strategies to realize STEM initiatives in your schools and classrooms. Tune in to this edWebinar now to explore practical ideas for creating a strong foundation in math that promotes a lifelong love of learning and prepares kids for the careers of tomorrow.

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