The future of our world is dependent on innovation and STEM careers have a big role to play. Good thinkers of all different types are necessary for the scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and tech innovators of tomorrow, but more help is needed encouraging and empowering these young people. Course participants will be provided practical tools and ideas to empower the next generation in the area of STEM.
By the end of the course, participants will…
Learn personal stories of STEM innovators as examples of individuals who overcame disadvantages and discrimination due to gender, racial identity, or neurodiversity (dyslexia, physical disability).
Understand how specific academic and society obstacles may hinder students from pursuing interests in STEM careers and how teachers can help students overcome these obstacles.
Create a positive and nurturing environment for all classroom learners to develop STEM competence and flexibility in their pursuit of learning.
Enhance and modify existing curricula to incorporate best practices of STEM learning.