Advanced STEM Education Brings Texas Tech Teacher To AtlantaBy Jane Reed, UniversityHerald Reporter
STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is a topic of interest for a lot of professionals in the education industry. It is now one of the top sphere of courses being looked at, not only by men but also by women. Now, it is targeting kids.
STEM Education is bringing Kristopher J. Childs, a College of Education assistant professor at Texas Tech University to Atlanta. The purpose of Childs' visit is the promotion of STEM.
He works at the STEM Education department at Texas Tech and he is visiting M. Agnes Jones Elementary School, cites Everything Lubbock. According to the publication, STEM is a kind of boots-on-the-ground experience.
And Childs is bringing his "boots" to Atlanta as part of the Atlanta Public School initiative. The initiative is a week long program that features Advancing Active STEM Education for Our Youngest Learners.
Advancing Active STEM Education for Our Youngest Learners is an initiative from the White House itself. In coordination with the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and Texas Tech with Childs, they are pursuing STEM to become a subject of interest to young people everywhere.
Kristopher J. Childs is a board member of the NCSM himself and he is committed to ensuring that this initiative gets done. He promised the NCSM President, John Staley, that he will attend Monday's (December 5, 2016) K-5 mathematics platform. With Stephanie Reddick, they are going to work with a number of students from the fifth grade to work on a mathematics-based challenge. The competition will encourage the students to compete against each other in groups, and the winner will receive a prize.
Childs expresses that the event is not only going to expose STEM Education to kids but it will allow the students to engage in problem-based challenges involving STEM related functions. Some of these problems may involve real life issues. Problem solving skills will be tested. Childs also added that they hope this inspires them to pursue careers in STEM.