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.
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, invites K–12 students to create artwork inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s cosmic successor to the iconic Hubble Space Telescope.
Twig Science Next Gen is a preK–8 STEM program built to address the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The program provides comprehensive coverage of 3D science standards through engaging hands-on and digital investigations in which students take on the roles of real-world scientists and engineers.
Samsung Solve for Tomorrow is a national competition for public schools grades 6–12, in which students use technology to create change in their communities. With their teacher’s assistance, students can apply and compete to win up to $100,000 in prizes for their school, plus the opportunity to work with Samsung employees to develop their prototypes and pitch their idea to a panel of judges in New York City.