Mixing project-based job training with core coursework, Florida's Volusia County Schools has instituted a successful community-supported career program that is churning out a new class of graduates with marketable skills in everything from robotics to the culinary arts.
Student teams from 39 Southern California high schools are putting the finishing touches on solar-powered vessels they will operate over a three-day cycle of racing on Lake Skimmer, just north of Temecula, CA, beginning May 18.
When two high schools 37 miles apart wanted to team up to build robots, they turned to the cloud to facilitate communication, save time, and reduce costs. They got a whole lot more than they bargained for.
A science teacher at the Westmount Charter School in Calgary, Alberta, Canada has won the $20,000 grand prize in the Shell Science Lab Challenge sponsored by Shell Oil Co. and the National Science Teachers Association.
One FETC presenter details his very popular "Design a Disney World Theme Park" workshop, which teaches collaboration, creativity, and STEM concepts.
Robotics has become a phenomenon in K-12. Tens of thousands of teams composed of literally hundreds of thousands of K-12 students will compete in robotics events worldwide in 2012 alone. Yet, with all of this activity, robotics programs are only in 10 percent of the schools in the United States.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Samsung Hope for Children has named the five winners of its Solve for Tomorrow contest. They will receive in total $1 million worth of technology from Samsung, DirecTV, Microsoft, and Adobe.
In the midst of moving to the Common Core, one district education director shares how a technology-supported math program is getting students and teachers alike to think critically about data.
Maplesoft has released a new version of math software tool Maple, used by scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.
The Dominion Foundation, part of Dominion Resources, one of the largest energy companies in the country, is currently accepting applications for $1.3 million in grants for programs that help students studying science, technology, engineering and math.
- By Caitlin Moriarity