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Stratasys Joins Delaware STEM Panel for Career Readiness

by • February 8, 2016 • No Comments

The inaugural Delaware STEM Symposium brought together STEM leaders to discuss the approach in now a days’s STEM programs and how educators are preparing students for career readiness.

The third yearly
Delaware STEM Symposium brought together STEM leaders to discuss the approach in now a days’s STEM programs and how educators are preparing students for career readiness.

“There are many
individuals smart adequate
to split an atom, but not smart adequate
to shovel their driveway,” said Mark Holodick, Superintendent of the Brandywine School District in Delaware. All of the dedicated attendees at the Delaware STEM Council’s third yearly
symposium, in the midst of one of the northeast United States’ largest
blizzards, pretty were not in which
category.

The educators, administrators, business leaders and government officials in attendance in Wilmington on Monday were one of the state’s many and brightest – and bravest – committed to growing the STEM capable-bodied workforce, increasing STEM literacy and making STEM significant to students.

Stratasys Education is committed to assisting educators use 3D printing as an instructional tool to affect college and career readiness one of the workforce of in the future – the students of now a days. We were in great
company on a panel on How to Develop a STEM Program in Your School or District. The panel was moderated by Holodick, one of STEM’s largest
advocates.

As panelists, Stratasys Education General Manager Sig Behrens was joined by award-winning STEM teveryers – Jordon Estock, Concord High School; Ruth Fuchs, Mellvaine Early Childhood Center; Robert Gibson, Sussex Central High School; Brian Sherrer, Brandywine High School; Brooks Tcanwy, Mount Pleasant High School; and Ron Siebach, St. Georges Technical High School – to talk of
the importance of STEM education.

The panel tackled a few deep inquiries
on STEM education, all things of “why STEM?” to “what excites you of
your job?” and “what may you do differently if you may turn it into your STEM program again?” Additionally, the panel discussed the importance of STEM programs and what they may share with other STEM educators. Here are the top 8 highlights:

      1. Why STEM? “If you pay attention to the news and what is popping up you can understand
        why. It is our responsibility to prepare our students for what’s following. What manufactures my job amazing
        is to have the opportunity to inspire kids to alter the world. What I am learning in math and science has the impact to manufacture alters for individuals which
        are not empowered to alter things for themselves,” said Sherrer.
      2. Why Now? “We don’t understand
        what jobs are going to exists in 10 years but we do understand
        which
        significant considering
        skills are significant. Teverying students to fail is as significant as teverying them to succeed. It’s significant to connect with students and to encourage them to understand
        the system
        of making a fewthing with their hands and problem solving,” said Behrens.
      3. College & Career Readiness? “The thought of college and career readiness manufactures it crucial for us to prepare these students for in the future. Whilst previously working at the university, I accomplished which
        students were coming without an thought of what they require
        in college. What do they require
        additional than anything — skills in creative and significant considering
        ,” said Gibson.
      4. Can you begin
        in kindergarten?
        “I have a goal of creating a beehive of activity for my students. I use STEM to get students excited of
        learning and becoming active users. You can inspire in the future’s innovators at a young age,” said Fuchs.
      5. Why is it amazing
        ?
        “STEM is revolutionizing education. You have to be able-bodied to troubleshoot and problem solve — education has alterd too; we are getting away of memorization. What is many amazing
        is creating authentic real world opportunities for student to understand
        what is going in real world,” said Estock.
      6. Advice for new STEM educators? “You should stop asking kids what do you want to be; pretty you should ask them what problems do you want to solve,” said Sherrer.
      7. Why 3D Printing? “We believe which
        3D printing is changing how things are turn it intod
        . Engineering, making, turn it into and additional. Our vision is to inspire and engage as many
        young individuals as possible so they can be made to impact in the future,” said Behrens.
      8. Tips for a Schools only dedicating spaces to STEM?

        Sherrer: “Relevant innovation, bright open spaces.”

        Tcanwy: “A space which
        assists teveryers cultivate significant, relevant curriculum and an environment which
        supports students in failing forward.”

        Estock: “It’s significant to turn it into an environment which
        is student centered.”

        Fuchs: “Create a beehive of activity which
        allows for the teveryer to be on sidelines guiding activity. It’s not quiet not neat but it is actually real.”

        Siebach: “A place where students can ask every other and learn of their environment.”

        Behrens: “Real-world applications and innovation.”

STEM is changing the way students learn and teveryers tevery. For additional information on 3D printing for STEM Education, visit Stratasys Education or the Delaware STEM Council.

Click here to get Stratasys’ free curriculum materials for a semester-long college course.

And watch how the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston has adopted a Stratasys 3D Printing educational curriculum to assist prepare students for the careers of now a days and in the future.

Gina Scala is the Director of Marketing, Global Education, at Stratasys.

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