Using quests in project-based lessons gives students more choice, which helps boost engagement, writes professor of technology, innovation and pedagogy Matthew Farber. In this blog post, he shares approaches -- and tools -- to support quests in learning.
Midcareer teachers in New Jersey can access additional certification in physics and chemistry via the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning. The program has helped fill shortages and brought more female teachers and teachers of color to science classrooms.
Fewer than 4% of female college students in Texas pursue degrees in engineering and science, compared with 20% of men, according to a recent report from the Society of Women Engineers. The report highlights the role that community colleges play in increasing diversity in these fields.
A $1.1 million donation from a graduate of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is aimed at helping the school increase diversity among students in computer science programs, officials say. Women earned 18% of computer science degrees at the Indiana college during the 2015-16 academic year, said J.P. Mellor, head of the computer science and software engineering department.
Students at an Iowa school will be able to earn certifications in precision-measuring instruments through a partnership with a tool-making company called Snap-on and other local groups and businesses. The certifications will help students prepare for careers in such areas as engineering, automotive and building trades.
Education-reform efforts during the Bush and Obama administrations did little -- if anything -- that "fundamentally changed the system," US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said during a recent speech. She addressed issues, including the Common Core State Standards, which she said "is dead" at the Education Department.
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