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. On October 22, 2020, educators and leaders will come together at the seventh annualSmartBrief Education STEM Pathways Summit, a one-day virtual conference to explore real-world ways to address the STEM skills gap and prepare students for careers in STEM fields. Attendees will hear how entrepreneurship education can help end the school-to-prison pipeline. They will also hear how the San Francisco 49ers are teaching STEM skills through the lens of football. They will learn how to nurture active learning and inquiry in a remote learning environment—and much more. Find additional information online, including links to an agenda and registration form.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, IBM is working with policymakers and education leaders to increase the number of Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools(P-TECH)in the United States. Currently, IBM hosts 220 P-TECH partners worldwide, and the company plans to expand the program to 150 schools in the US—half of the company’s total commitment of 300 by 2023.
Calcflow, powered by Matryx on STEAM, lets students explore mathematical theorems and scenarios in an interactive virtual reality environment. Essentially it allows them to visualize mathematical concepts in a completely new way.
Teachers can bring real-world industry to their class this fall with the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge. By participating in this free three-hour virtual challenge, students experience the power of coding while uncovering how Amazon uses computer science and robotics daily to deliver customer orders.