Science K-12 Essentials Forum

How To Teach STEM Problem Solving Skills to All K-12 Students

This event occurred on June 22, 2022 4:30 PM EDT.
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Schools around the country are integrating the teaching of problem solving and entrepreneurial thinking into STEM instruction in some very creative and relevant ways. Many of them are also simultaneously figuring out how to encourage more girls and students of color to pursue studies in STEM areas, showing the kids how their participation could lead to lucrative careers down the road. We’ll take a look at what those approaches look like in action (or should look like) for elementary and secondary students; how curriculum and instructional priorities are changing to make this happen; why such changes are so important at this moment in time; and what senior executives from top U.S. companies think are the most important problem-solving skills today’s students need to learn.

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2:00pm ET

Welcome and Introduction

2:20pm ET

Industry Perspective: Eureka! A Quick Intro to Invention Education

2:30pm ET

Panel Discussion: Top U.S. Companies: What Schools Could Do Better

3:15pm ET

Industry Perspective: Desmos Classroom Activities to Explore the Joy and Beauty of Mathematics

3:25pm ET

Building STEM Problem Solving Skills From Kindergarten to High School:  Here’s What It Looks Like

3:55pm ET

Industry Perspective: Teaching Innovation: The Foundation for All STEM Learning

4:05pm ET

Interactive Session: Why Kids Dread Math and What To Do About It

4:20pm ET

Closing Thoughts


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