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Corridor STEM Initiative

EDUCATORS

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the next seven years, more than a million jobs will open up that require specialized technology skills. Unfortunately, there won’t be enough qualified college graduates to fill these positions.

How do we get more students interested in STEM careers?

Results from the May 2011,“STEM Perceptions: Student and Parent Survey” Harris Interactive online survey, indicate that the answer to this question varies by gender.

  • Forty-nine percentForty-nine percent of female STEM students say it was to make a difference.

  • 61% of male students said that games or toys in their childhoods sparked their interest.

  • For 68% of the female respondents, a teacher or class got them interested in science, math, engineering or technology.

Teachers can make a difference!

Here are some web resources to help you get your students more interested in STEM:

 

Museum of Science, Boston
http://www.mos.org
The Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) project at the Museum of Science, Boston supports student engineering and technological literacy.

 

Teach Engineering

www.TeachEngineering.org

The TeachEngineering digital library provides teacher-tested, standards-based engineering content for K-12 teachers engineering content for K12 teachers to use in science and math classrooms.

 

Teachers' Domain

www.teachersdomain.org

Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners.


Learning Media

http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/

Learning Media is a digital media service designed to bring the best of public media produced specifically for educators from PBS, WGBH and 55 other public media partners.


EGFI

www.egfi-k12.org/

An interactive website for everyone--students, K-12 teachers and informal educators, parents and guardians, and anyone else with an interest in engineering.


PBS Dragonfly TV

http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/scientists/index.html

Videos of actual scientists from PBS’s Dragonfly TV program, that can get your kids thinking about careers in science.


Science Afterschool

www.sedl.org/cgi-bin/mysql/afterschool/science.cgi?location=about

A collection of science materials reviewed by the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) at the University of California, with support from the SEDL National Center for Quality Afterschool


Science Buddies
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/science_careers.shtml?From=Tab
Learn about careers in science, technology, engineering, or math. Look through detailed information on over 100 careers and discover what scientists really do and what it takes to prepare for these careers. Basic career information including salary, job outlook, as well as how to prepare for this career can be found here.  There are also videos featuring interviews with real scientists or on the job profiles

 

National Science Teachers Association
www.nsta.org

The National Science Teachers Association

 

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
www.nctm.org

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics


Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership

http://iowamathscience.org/

Sponsor of CSI, the Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) teachers can find resources as well as information about other programs in the area.

 

Iowa STEM

http://www.iowastem.org

Iowa's STEM Education Roadmap, a strategic plan, can be downloaded from this site. The plan was put together to focus our state's wealth of talents on an Iowa imperative for a STEM-literate citizenry and globally competitive workforce.

 

Discover Engineering

www.discoverengineering.org

This website is designed to introduce youth to engineering. Includes brief profiles of engineering careers, videos that feature kids completing the work of engineering, games and activities that allow students to investigate the world of engineering. 

 
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JIM THORNTON

CSI Coordinator