EarthEcho brings modern-day explorers and trailblazers to students and classrooms with STEMExplore, a no-cost online destination featuring dozens of relatable, day-in-the-life interviews with scientists and engineers from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The cabinet of curiosities–themed portal is inspired by the vast collection of items from three generations of Cousteau explorers, including the legendary Jacques Cousteau. United Technologies Corporation is collaborating with EarthEcho International to bring STEM careers to life through videos that feature a broad range of scientific careers. The video profiles introduce the amazing people who go to work every day in jobs that unearth, study, create, or protect these kinds of curiosities.
Plus: EarthEcho International will partner with The Nature Conservancy for a live virtual event on April 19, 2017. The event, which is open to all middle and high schools across the US and internationally, will showcase the array of science and engineering career opportunities and the workforce’s diversity. The panelists will explore topics such as their journeys to become STEM professionals—what they love about their work, with a focus on nature or sustainability; how they are inspired; and what unique qualities students from underrepresented communities bring to the fields of conservation and sustainability. The panel will engage in discussions and a Q&A with the live-event audience through questions obtained via Twitter and YouTube Live.
The days of sitting in one-size-fits-all
professional meetings are dwindling. Whole day, large group professional
development sessions are being replaced with technology-infused collaboration
ripe for lifelong learning. For me, the best part of this shift in professional
learning is the ability to focus on the topics that interest me the most. Here
are some of my favorite ways to take control of my professional development
while embracing technology.
One of the challenges of teaching digital citizenship is to get students comfortable openly thinking and talking about key issues. We know students are constantly facing issues and making choices in their online lives. Creating an environment where students are encouraged to discuss issues helps them think critically about the choices they're making online. Here are some strategies to start students thinking and talking about digital citizenship.