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Month: July 2018

Get Inspired by Some of the Best TED Talks of 2017

The brain child of ‘TED’, tech-entertainment-design media organization the platform offers a series of talks on ‘ideas worth sharing’, which have been that were made available online since 2006. Under the watchful eye of current curator Chris Anderson, the series has featured some of the most noted dignitaries out of the industries they represent. Those like…

The Best Approach for Introducing Elementary Students to STEM? The Scientific Method

Ed Tech: Focus on K-12 recently spoke with Christine Cunningham, director of the Boston Museum of Science’s McGraw Prize-winning Engineering is Elementary STEM curriculum program, to find out more about how engineering can be taught to young students, tech’s role in the curriculum, and best practices for incorporating the engineering design process into learning….

Q&A: Christine Cunningham Proves Even Elementary Students Can Be Engineers

In recent years, there has been a big push to keep women and other minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Demystifying the complex topics through teaching things like computational thinking has become a popular method. Engineering is Elementary is a 2017 McGraw Prize-winning curriculum developed by the Museum of Science in Boston to help break down…

UTEP Ranks No. 1 in Brookings Institution Study of U.S. Public Universities

Diana Natalicio is the president of the University of Texas at El Paso, who is now ranked no. 1 in the nation for performing well in both research and social mobility in a study by Brookings Institution….

Valencia College Named 'One of the Great Colleges to Work for' in 2017 by the Chronicle

The annual Great Colleges to Work For survey was administered March 14 through April 15 and compiled by ModernThink LLC for The Chronicle. All survey-related content in this issue, including college presidents’ statements about what makes their institution a great place to work, was provided by ModernThink, which drew institutional data from the colleges and…

Barbara Bush to be Honored for Humanitarian Work

The former president and first lady, who live in Houston, will be the first-ever recipients of the Bob and Leila Macauley Humanitarian Spirit Award. The award is named for Americares founder Bob Macauley, who was a classmate and childhood friend of Bush, as well as an early supporter of the president….

How Sal Khan Raised $4 Million to Provide Free Education for Everyone

In 2006, the Louisiana native founded Khan Academy, an early web learning pioneer known for its free but engaging courses on everything from high school math to art history. Since then, it has become what Forbes called the “largest school in the world,” with over 12 million monthly users and 2015 revenue of almost $28…