Educational Broadcasts to Inspire and Prepare Students for the Digital Economy of Tomorrow
According to ACT (.pdf), many students from low-income, minority, and/or first-generation backgrounds are far less prepared for college-level science and math curricula than their more privileged peers. To help address this problem, Internet Essentials from Comcast and the Council for Opportunity in Education collaborated to create educational broadcasts. Each broadcast pairs a real teenager who participates in a pre-college TRIO program with a real professional mentor from a non-traditional STEM career. Students get a tour of their mentor’s workspace, resources, and day-to-day projects. They get a window into the careers of today so that they can image all the possibilities of tomorrow. For more information about this initiative, please click here (.pdf).
See below to view the first episode from the series or click here to watch on our YouTube channel.
The STEM Community of Practice is free. Please use your existing account or create a new COE account to join. For more information, contact Nicole Norfles at (firstname.lastname@example.org). Register for STEM Community of Practice here.
Free TRIO STEAM Club resources are available for students and educational leaders. No STEM expertise is required. COE launched the TRIO STEAM Club to provide non-STEM staff support for pre-college youth to work with similar students on challenging, hands-on projects. Take advantage of the free curriculum, resources, expertise, and opportunity to connect students and educational leaders from across the TRIO community. If your program is interested in participating, complete the survey here. Also, the curriculum on the STEM Community of Practice along with the lessons located in the library are all available for download. For more information, contact Nicole Norfles at (email@example.com).