Getting started with STEM in your classroom!

There is a growing need for STEM skills in the workplace, as it has been reported that there will be 3.5 million jobs available by 2025 that require STEM skills. In researching some recent statistics about job outlook for the future, I found a report from the  World Economic Forum that shared predictions for the key skills needed by 2022. The skills that were emphasized included collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving.

To best prepare students, we need to find opportunities for them to learn about STEM and can do so at any grade level or in any content area. When students experience STEM learning, there are many benefits beyond the skills they build in STEM. It also promotes the development of essential social-emotional learning (SEL) skills that are critical for future workplace success.

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