With more than 1.3 million positions in computer and mathematical occupations expected to be open by 2022, the Kentucky Department of Education, Amazon Web Services, Project Lead the Way and others are taking action to build a pipeline of talent for a cloud-enabled future workforce.
A professional development program operating in rural Maine was recently awarded a $1.85 million grant from the National Science Foundation to turn its hybrid video coaching program into an entirely online format. The Afterschool Coaching for Rural Educators in STEM coaches educators as well as librarians on how to bring out-of-school STEM learning opportunities into their communities.
Cricket Media has introduced CricketTogether, an e-mentoring platform connecting students with carefully screened adult role models.
A3 Education, an education management and consulting company of 15 California schools, has partnered with Acer America to launch a free, online class this summer that equips students with programming skills to design and build Internet of things (IoT) devices.
A program originally created by Grandview R-2 School District called the Missouri Online Summer Institute is offering more than 100 free summer school courses for students in grades 7-12 this summer, with newly added career and technical education and Advanced Placement courses.
Facebook last week at its F8 developer conference unveiled a program that aims to connect developers around the world and foster collaboration in computer science.
Steve Hargadon wants a revolution in education. He is the founder and director of the Learning Revolution Project, a social networking website for educators, as well as a vehicle for online and in-person educational conferences. During the ISTE conference in San Antonio, TX, Hargadon will present at three sessions.
In an effort to resolve the state’s worsening teacher shortage, the South Carolina Department of Education has approved Teachers of Tomorrow, an alternative teacher licensure program, to train prospective teachers through online and in-person instruction.
Marcia Osterink is a Southern California arts teacher and the creator of Arts Attack, an award-winning art curriculum designed for K-8 that’s available on DVD and streamable online.
An education non-profit that promotes the use of blended and online instruction as a route to personalized learning is now taking applications from teachers and school leaders who need funding to help them create programs for doing the same.
- By Dian Schaffhauser