CanTEEN Career Exploration,a free project of Carnegie Science Center’s Chevron Center for STEM Education and Career Development, helps girls aged 9 to 16 envision themselves in STEM careers through gaming and online activities. Girls can take challenges, such as creating their own urban gardens, or play games focused on categories such as spending, modern technology, and the human body. In Explore Your Future, they can examine a vast array of STEM careers and learn about leading female professionals in each field.
With all of the changes happening to the way students learn, now is an important time for educators to consider how they’re fostering creativity. Check out the infographic below on creativity from Canva.
On the laundry list of skills and content areas teachers have to cover, creativity doesn’t traditionally get top billing. It’s usually lumped together with other soft skills like communication and collaboration: Great to have, though not as important as reading or long division.
But research is showing that creativity isn’t just great to have. It’s an essential human skill — perhaps even an evolutionary imperative in our technology-driven world.
The impact of COVID-19—on education, health, the workforce, and the economy—has made clear that young people need skills that enable them to think critically, creatively, and globally—to solve problems, create new jobs, and address issues never seen before.