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Outcomes of STEM immigrants in Canada

Friday, November 6, 2020 12:53:43 PM America/New_York

Immigrants make up a large share of university-educated workers in STEM fields in both Canada and the U.S., and a recent study looked into which country sees better outcomes for immigrants in these sectors. 

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Conference Board Research Points to Benefits of STEM Education Reform

Friday, November 6, 2020 12:49:20 PM America/New_York

Research from The Conference Board of Canada has found that curriculum reform can contribute to better academic outcomes for Indigenous students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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What is STEM Education?

Friday, November 6, 2020 12:13:04 PM America/New_York

STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.Stem

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3 STEM Activities for Distance Learning

Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:45:25 PM America/New_York

While distance learning is by no means an ideal situation for hands-on learning, we have put together some strategies that promote STEM skills.3 STEM Activities for Distance Learning

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4 facts every computer programmer should know

Friday, July 31, 2020 11:56:58 AM America/New_York

The first known use of the word “computer” was in 1613 in a book called The Yong Mans Gleanings by English writer Richard Braithwaite. In it he said, “I haue read the truest computer of Times, and the best Arithmetician that euer breathed, and he reduceth thy dayes into a short number.” (The spelling mistakes were all deliberate BTW, it was a simpler time back then).

Braithwaite was referring to a person who carried out calculations, or computations. Today, most of that work is handed over to the metal and plastic slabs we have on our desk.

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Summer STEM for kids

Friday, July 24, 2020 4:44:57 PM America/New_York

STEM sounds complicated, but it isn’t! Once you get how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) mingle with each other, you can see how it applies to so many of the science and STEM activities you already love.

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Tips For Homeschooling During Coronavirus

Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:06:02 AM America/New_York

With school closures happening all across the country due to the coronavirus outbreak, public schools are varying widely in what they offer. School districts have a legal obligation to provide equitable learning opportunities and it can be hard for schools to guarantee access to necessary hardware, like laptops and WiFi, for all students, so some are confining themselves to handing out optional "enrichment" lessons.

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Coding definitions

Friday, July 10, 2020 3:58:04 PM America/New_York

Learning a new language is difficult because without meaning, words are literally just random combinations of letters.

Thus, it’s not enough to just be able to pronounce something—you need to be able to understand what each and every word means in order to form a logical statement.

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3 Best STEM Toys for Kids

Friday, July 3, 2020 11:44:04 AM America/New_York

STEM skills (science, technology, engineering, and math) are integral to fostering creativity and problem solving in young minds. Opting for toys that help develop these skills encourages children to explore, examine, and be curious about the way the world works — ultimately helping build confidence in STEM fields for the future. Not only will science come alive with these picks — from learning about science concepts from a young age to coding programs with robots, they're also fun — a win-win for both parents and kids.

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Free Coding Websites for Kids

Friday, June 19, 2020 4:11:06 PM America/New_York

When it comes to preparing our kids for life as adults, I don’t think any of us can deny that technology plays a key role. In an age where computers and the internet are a large part of daily life, skills that we may have never considered vital when we were growing up may actually give this next generation an upper hand. One such skill is coding. But how does a parent who knows nothing about coding help their kids learn to code? Here are a few resources to help!

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