Every inventor in history has failed more often than he or she has succeeded. Hands-on teaching allows kids to fail — and to thrive.
There is a stigma around failing in today’s society, and we’ve all experienced it. But we need to get rid of this stigma in today’s classroom. Every inventor in history has failed far more than they’ve succeeded, but they have learned from those mistakes and ultimately were successful.
This is why hands-on teaching solutions offer students the opportunity to create, build, fail and try again. With more than 30 years of experience in understanding how children learn, LEGO Education believes a hands-on, minds-on approach helps students actively take ownership of the learning process and develop 21st-century skills such as creative thinking and problem solving through real-life, engaging experiences.
Providing a framework for learning how to systematically and creatively solve problems is preparing students for future jobs. Sixty-five percent of today’s children will end up at jobs that haven’t been invented yet. But at the very root of education reform should be preparing our children to become valuable members of the next generation job force. As technology continues to evolve, even the basic computer skills required for today’s jobs have been adopted by children at a very young age. There’s no way to predict what an engineering, computer science or developer job will look like in 20 years – in fact, who knows if these jobs will even exist then!
So how do you prepare kids for jobs that haven’t even been invented yet? No matter the area of focus, every job will require blended abilities of not just hands-on skills, but communication and other collaborative skills as well, enabling employees to work effectively with colleagues halfway across the world.
The awards are designed to recognize innovations in hiring and workforce development by employers who utilize new, advanced, original and creative methods to: discover the “invisible” workforce often overlooked through traditional methods, assess candidates’ true potential and help them reach it, create ways to ‘skill-up’ candidates and employees, promote a diverse, work ready talent pipeline […]
The 15-year-old who changed the way we diagnosed cancer is now a 16-year-old with a new mission. Jack Andraka, who developed a better test for pancreatic cancer, wants to make knowledge a basic human right. “Science shouldn’t be a luxury, and knowledge shouldn’t be a commodity,” he said Monday at the 2013 Social Good Summit. Andraka said that […]
Wendy Hawkins says it is critical to engage students, make them believe they can be scientists. Several studies have reported that during the next 10 years, there will be millions of open jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields – also known as STEM – and not enough educated workers to fill those positions. […]
Jamai Blivin, founder and CEO of Innovate+Educate, says that the pathway from education to employment is evolving – and companies need to adapt to hire the best and the brightest candidates. Science, technology, engineering, and math may be the keys to maintaining an innovation economy in the United States. But traditional STEM education alone may not be […]
Educators are trying to spark an interest in science, technology, engineering and math by linking STEM education to things many students already love: zombies, space travel, superheroes and crime investigations. Created by Texas Instruments with help from the National Academy of Sciences’ Science & Entertainment Exchange, “STEM Behind Hollywood” aims to inspire students by showing them how TV and […]
Using Hubble Space Telescope Images in the Classroom Will Be Conference Focus The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting an online education conference for teachers Aug. 14 that showcases some of NASA’s most incredible astronomical images and the mysteries of the universe they have revealed. The session is the result of a […]
With only one third of students qualified for the fast growing demand for STEM related jobs, STEM Premier provides a game changing solution for the challenges in the STEM marketplace. STEM Premier is a subscription based virtual platform that provides students, no matter where they are in the world, an equal opportunity to showcase their […]
Chelsea Clinton is calling on Hollywood to promote more smart and sexy female characters. “We need Hollywood to make movies and television shows about sexy female engineers,” Clinton said in an interview aired Friday on CNN. Clinton lamented statistics that show girls lose interest in the sciences as they grow older. “I think [girls are] not seeing […]
Special Texas Day programming is scheduled on the first day of the STEM Solutions National Conference, on June 17, 2013 including a luncheon and celebration dinner. For more information, please contact Tori Baucum. 12:00 PM: T-STEM Leadership Luncheon Keynote speaker: Rashid Davis, Founding Principal of P-Tech Academy, New YorkLocation: Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez […]