Million Women Mentors (MWM) supports the engagement of 1 million science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) mentors (male and female) to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers. MWM is an initiative of STEMconnector in collaboration with 60-plus partners reaching more than 30 million girls and women, 45-plus corporate sponsors, and 35-plus state leadership teams. MWM’s website provides a wealth of freely downloadable resources to assist those interested in becoming STEM mentors, including Elements of Effective Practices for Mentors, How to Build an Effective Mentoring Program, and The Wisdom of Age – Handbook for Mentors.
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.