Every Student. Every Industry. Every Career.
Why a 21st-Century Education?
What is STEM?
STEM education is the intersection of science, technology, engineering, and math. This melding of disciplines spawns computational thinking, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. These are survival skills that we have all used since the dawn of mankind for cooking, making clothes, finding shelter, and yes, also going to the moon.
STEM is not a high-minded concept only to be accessed by a few. STEM is all around us and for all of us. It is in this vein that 21stCentEd has evolved to make STEM education accessible, again, to all students.
Across the country, our children are being taught 20th-century skills using 19th-century pedagogy for an accelerating 21st-century global economy. Parents, teachers, and other adults are digital immigrants, and they are the greatest impediments to our students, who are digital natives, learning STEM. That’s why 21stCentEd spends time at the beginning of each project helping teachers and mentors with context setting. This time helps bring teachers and mentors on board so they can feel comfortable and confident whether they are in the classroom or in the community.
ALL students must have access to STEM Education, in-school, after-school, or out-of-school; this is an education, workforce, and economic imperative for the United States. With our STEM platform, all students have ACCESS to STEM at all times.
Students and teachers are trained to think outside the box about learning in the classroom. Teachers become the “guide on the side” rather than the “sage on the stage” and help students think critically as they problem solve deliberately.
We structure the program and student learning to help strengthen and solve real-world problems in their communities. Everyone must be invited to the table with opportunities to contribute.
The future is STEM! Let's get them ready.
ALL students need a comprehensive STEM education to thrive in the rest of the 21st century. Provide them with multiple STEM learning opportunities early, often, and everywhere with ubiquitous access to our STEM platform.