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How The Coronavirus Crisis Is forcing School Districts to Bridge The Digital Divide

Two weeks ago, Gov. Newsom announced that Californians should not count on schools reopening before summer break. Most school districts had already announced that their campuses would be closed for two to four weeks to support the containment of the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).Prior to most schools “terminating classroom instruction,” Newsom issued an executive order ensuring that teachers would be paid during school closures and that districts would receive their regular funding as

Schools Are Closed. But STEM Learning Doesn’t Stop.

In the wake of coronavirus quarantines and stay-at-home orders, many schools and colleges have canceled summer academies. Career-exploration camps help young people to harness the power of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and gain valuable skills as they learn about some of the most in-demand careers.For example, the Central Virginia Community Community College (CVCC) Summer Academy for middle and high school students included mechatronics and the art of engineering.

Coronavirus And HBCUs: How Black Colleges Are Reacting To COVID-19Institutions take different steps in the wake of a spreading virus.

Norfolk even created a fun video on how to stay healthy during this season. Click the image to see the video above.As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, many schools in heavily hit areas are already shutting down in-person classes and events. In New York state alone, schools like New York University, Syracuse University and Columbia University have suspended in-person classes in favor of classes held remotely, according to Business Insider. According to the Center for Disease

5 Tips for Creating Authentic Homeschooling STEM Lessons While Schools Are Closed.

#STEM has been increasing in popularity within classrooms and across social media as of late. STEM is not a subject in and of itself, it is a way of teaching and learning that can be integrated into all aspects of your instruction. It focuses on an engineering design process and collaboration. The way I’ve integrated STEM has changed drastically over the past 3 years, since beginning teaching, however the basic fundamentals are concrete. 1. There is a problem to solve with criteria to meet –

University Of Maryland at Baltimore, students got matched with top STEM employers hiring at BEYA 2020

The 2020 BEYA STEM Conference ran from February 13-15 but job-related celebrations continue. Christine Routzahn, director of the career center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), sent in an upbeat wrap-up. From the opportunity to promote UMBC’s flagship science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program to students who landed jobs and internships with Boston Scientific, Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed Martin, and more.“On behalf of UMBC and our teams, we wanted to

STEM: The New Horizon for both Black Youth and Black Entrepreneurs

According to the federal government, members of racial and ethnic minority groups project to become the majority of America’s population in the next 30 years. Today, however, they account for just 28 percent of America’s STEM workers. Still, despite underrepresentation, Black innovators have made countless discoveries that have defined current STEM fields.So much so that online magazine ID Tech highlighted some African Americans, past and present, who they said should routinely garner

The National Museum of African American History and Culture Holds STEM Day for Black Youth

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington D.C. hosted STEM Day, an event to provide mentoring opportunities by STEM professionals to Black youth, an underrepresented group among aspiring scientists and engineers.Created with the intent to inspire the Black youth, many Black professionals in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career sectors are working to revitalize a sense of confidence and interest from Black children when it comes to

University of Bristol introduces students to STEM & addresses the need for more Black Educators

Some of the mentors (L-R): Eileen Atieno, Mictroy Mitchell, Eitel Tehapdeu, Melissa Chigubu, Dr Adeayo Sotayo and Benjamin OmasanuwaAiming to encourage black pupils from City Academyto come to University, and to consider wider careers in STEM subjects, the event showcased the roles of black engineers and scientists and was inspired by discussions with the Assistant Principal for Inclusion at City Academy in Bristol – Aisha Thomas. In a 2018 study, Aisha found that there are 26 black working

Tips to Get Students to Read That Actually Work!

Understanding the value of reading and how it can drastically change a student’s writing skills, speech articulation, and worldly knowledge, we compiled the following list of ways to help overcome your students’ reluctance to reading.1.Reading Breaks -Perhaps thanks to bland textbooks with no personality, students often associate reading with boredom and punishment (or maybe it’s just that books fail to win the attention wars with their flashy video game counterparts). That’s why it’s so