Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky wants students in grades 3–8 to take a deep dive into game-changing tech and get excited about STEM. Ledecky, in partnership with Panasonic North America and Discovery Education, has launched the STEM Forward educational initiative, which includes activities for families and students, and tools for teachers. The premiere field trip, which took place virtually on January 25, 2022, transported students to five Innovation Centers around North America, where they got a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the everyday inspiration Panasonic’s engineers and scientists use to power groundbreaking new ideas to improve people’s lives. Key to the initiative is advancing educationalequity. The program works especially to inspire students of color and illustrates how certificates or two- or four-year degrees can lead to STEM careers.
Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in April.
The National CARES Mentoring Movement is pioneering new paths forward that enhance the education of students in marginalized Black communities and underresourced schools. CARES’ 32-week curricula are built to help children heal the multiple traumas of impoverishment and override the debilitating effects that unaddressed will be lifelong.
In just three years, 30,000 high school girls have discovered the exciting world of cybersecurity through GirlsGo CyberStart Challenges and are on track to become the next generation of cyber defenders.