Is nonfiction gaining traction? How important is background knowledge? How does reading translate to different careers? Get the answers to these questions and more in Renaissance Learning’s freeWhat Kids Are Reading: 2020 Editionreport. The world’s largest annual survey of K–12 student reading habits, What Kids Are Reading contains eye-opening research analyses and lists the top books students are reading at every grade level.
As an educator of many years, change has always been an influential companion on this exciting journey of teaching students. Lately, change seems to be the driving force of everything. This became very evident when I asked my students what careers they would like to have in the future. Their answers were very different from the usual pro ball players and nurses—they said they wanted to be YouTubers! This shows just how prevalent technology is in their everyday lives, both in and out of school.
Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) creates pathways for underserved students to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists. The nonprofit has provided its services for free to more than 600 students since 2011.
From marine sciences to engineering, environmental youth leadership organization EarthEcho International and United Technologies Corp. (UTC) are giving a new generation of aspiring professionals an exciting look into the real-world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers through a series of livevirtual events.