More about STEM!

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STEM Starts Earlier Than You Think

  • Starting STEM education at an early age.

Sian Beilock Lightning Talk

  • Video about how teacher and parent math anxiety impacts student success in STEM.

Getting Smart: Ensuring Readiness for All Through Math Literacy

  • This article talks about the Algebra Project, the goal of the project is to ensure access to math support and preparation for minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged students.

5 Ways Technology Can Help Students Develop a Strong Moral Compass

  • "A new innovation lab is helping students learn to redefine problems and test the ways in which they can benefit the world."

How Sustainable School Gardening Enhances STEM Education

  • Graduate student research finding how school gardening enhances STEM education efforts.

Michigan K-12 Computer Science Standards

  • Published May 2019, by Michigan Department of Education.

Next Generation Science Standards

  • National science standards.

NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

  • National cybersecurity skills framework.

Charting a Course For Success: Americas Strategy For STEM Education

  • A report published Dec. 2018, by the Committee On STEM Education of the National  Science & Technology Council.  This report outlines the vision, current state, and goals of American STEM education.

National Assessment of Education Progress

  • NAEP is also known as the nations report card and is a continuous assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subjects. 

US scores above average in reading, science, lags in math, U.S. PISA exam results flat compared to recent years

  • PISA results, the PISA exam is an international exam of 15-year-olds taken every three years. 

Michigan statewide 2019 math, science and reading assessment results

  • M-STEP and SAT results by school and district.

Robots and Millennials: Joining Forces To Change The Future of Work

  • An article in Forbes looking into the future workforce of robots and humans.

7 facts about the STEM workforce

  • Employment in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations has grown 79% since 1990, from 9.7 million to 17.3 million, outpacing overall U.S. job growth. 

Upskilling and Downsizing in American Manufacturing

  • Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce outlines the new and present trends in American Manufacturing, and what that looks like for the workforce.

Background On Regional Manufacturing

  • Data by the Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Council showing the impact manufacturing has in the five counties of Benzie, Antrim, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau.