November 8th is National STEM Day or National STEAM Day — you pick!
What’s the difference?
STEM stands for
STEAM stands for
These are two approaches to replacing the old teaching scheme of Reading, Writing, and ‘Rithmetic with 21st century skills.
Nea1rly all the fastest-growing careers in the U.S. are STEM/STEAM-centered jobs, as are the fastest-growing jobs in the manufacturing realm in particular.
What’s the point?
The STEM/STEAM focus is intended to change education to prepare Amerian students for the jobs of the future, and to close some gaps:
- The Skills Gap
- The STEM Gap which finds far more men working in science and technology than women
- The Math Gap between American student and students elsewhere in the world — and between American adults and the needs of modern jobs
Encouraging American kids to explore and enjoy STEM/STEAM subjects improves our chances for the future.
What can you do?
You’re probably using STEM skills at work already. Are you talking about your STEM involvement with your kids at the dinner table?
Share your STEM/STEAM interests and abilities with your kids… or in your local schools. You could make a difference in the future.
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