S.T.E.M. is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. A STEM School focuses on these subjects and has kids that are actively engaged in problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and finding solutions. The National Science Foundation "estimates that 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require some form of math and science skills." Bert Schiettecatte encouraged me to watch a video from the STEM Magnet Lab School in Northglenn, Colorado and I encourage you to do the same. This inspirational video shows footage of kids and teachers at a school that is truly nurturing tomorrow's global leaders.
I find it particularly exciting that this video was shared with me by Mr. Schiettecattle. In 2001 he graduated from Stanford and since then has focused on human computer interaction. He designed AudioCubes in 2003 and incorporated his startup Percussa in 2004. By 2006 Percussa was in the market! Mr. Schiettecattle's AudioCubes are featured throughout the school video (in detail at 8:51). His story, AudioCubes, and the amazing kids and teachers at STEM Magnet School demonstrate the powerful combination of STEM, the arts, and 21st century learning!
If you know of a school where innovative learning is taking place please email me. I'd love to share your story with others.
Robin Brandenburg supports Six Red Marbles product development and provides plenty of creative direction. She loves the research behind learning.
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