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Re-Imagining STEMx Education (part 2 - New Models of Learning & Teaching)

Re-Imagining STEMx Education (part 2)

New Approaches to Teaching & Learning for a High-Tech World





In Part 1, I described why we need to re-imagine STEMx teaching and learning. Now, let me share some interesting new models that have emerged from the HP Catalyst Initiative...

Re-Imagining STEMx Education (part 1 - Why this matters)

Re-Imagining STEMx Education

New Approaches to Teaching & Learning for a High-Tech World




Education systems around the world are placing a growing emphasis on the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs and curricula. The siren calls of “innovation” and “workforce competitiveness” are often the engine behind the drive, accompanied by the call for “21st century skills”. But are we fully considering the future into which our students will be graduating? Are we giving our students the experiences they need to be ready for the high-tech world of work and global citizenship?...

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  • Jim Vanides is responsible for the vision, strategy, design, and implementation of education technology innovation initiatives. His focus is the effective use of technology to create powerful learning experiences that help students around the world succeed. He has been instrumental in launching over 1200 primary, secondary, and higher education projects in 41 countries, including the HP Catalyst Initiative - a 15-country network of 60+ education organizations exploring innovations in STEM(+) learning and teaching. In addition to his work at HP, Jim teaches an online course for Montana State University on the Science of Sound, a masters-level, conceptual physics course for teachers in grades 5 through 8. Jim’s past work at HP has included engineering design, engineering management, and program management in R&D, Manufacturing, and Business Development. He holds a BS in Engineering and a MA in Education, both from Stanford University.
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