Program lets educators learn what students will need for future employment #MakerEducation
Nice piece from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on The Educators Corporations Partnership for STEM Learning, whose goal is to bridge the skill gap between employers and educators.
In an ever-changing business landscape, educators need to be able to keep their lessons relevant so that their students will have the skills they need to be able to get jobs.
One way to do that is to give teachers insight to what kind of knowledge businesses will want future employees to have.
The Educators Corporations Partnership for STEM Learning brings K-12 educators into the workplace so that they can focus their classroom lessons toward helping their students enter STEM-related college majors and careers.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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