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Students turn over a new leaf at STEM Night

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Olive B. Loss Elementary hosts fun and educational demonstrations in science, technology, engineering and math

Young scientists were at work at Olive B. Loss Elementary School Nov. 30.

It was STEM Launch Night, a preview for the fourth and fifth graders who want to participate in the district’s fair for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

But it’s more than that. The program’s purpose is also to encourage students to think about about a career in one of those fields.

The Delaware chapter of BIG held its first STEM conference Nov. 3-5

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The Delaware chapter of the Blacks in Government (BIG) organization held its first conference Nov. 3-5. The weekend forum attracted workers across BIG’s Region III, which includes Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. The event’s theme was “Mentoring, Leadership, Career & Organizational Development.”

DELAWARE DAY OF CYBER 2017

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Governor Carney, Secretary of Education Susan Bunting and Delaware’s Chief Information Officer James Collins jointly announced the Delaware “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge.  This is a statewide program that allows you to experience a day in the life of the nation’s top cybersecurity experts – in just three hours..   Users will participate in challenging real-life cyber scenarios, discover the skills and tools used by the NSA cyber professionals, and explore the vast number of careers in cybersecurity.

Delaware Computer Science Standards Development

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House Bill 15 was signed into law on September 22, 2017 requiring local education agency’s to offer at least one computer science course by the 2020-21 school year.  Further the bill requires the Department of Education to develop state standards for computer science and seek approval of the State Board of Education for such standards no later than December 31, 2017. 

 

6 world-changing predictions from the Biden jobs panel

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The times, they are a-changin’.

Former Vice President Joe Biden references his coming of age in the ’60s quite a bit, but this time, the times are now, and the changes are bigger than anything the Boomers imagined.

The job market is evolving toward tech dominance — something that rightfully strikes fear into blue-collar communities where advanced degrees are scarce. Manufacturing, transportation and even service jobs will all be automated before long. What’s a modern government to do?

Best Practices in Mathematics – Not Just for Teachers

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Best Practices in Mathematics – Not Just for Teachers
During the 2016 – 2017 school year, the Caesar Rodney School District partnered with
the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) to focus on implementing best
practices in mathematics with secondary schools. In addition to SREB, lead teachers
also participated in the TRU-Math Elementary Mathematics Teaching and Learning
(EMTL) Program and the TRU-Math Leadership Coaching Lab. All the professional
learning focused on implementing rigorous lessons that are engaging for students in a

Wilmington student uses science to empower her peers [video]

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The new school year is fast approaching and a local student is determined to get her peers excited about heading back to the classroom.

Jacqueline Means, a 10th grader at Delaware Military Academy, used a few science projects to draw the attention of at least 30 students earlier this week at the Girls Empowerment Stem program. Means said she's determined to help inner city girls reach for careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

One experiment incorporated the recipe for slime. It called for plenty of patience, borax powder, water and food dye.

Meet Girl Scout troops of the future

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LARA S. SCHMIDT

My association with the Girl Scouts has spanned decades — as a scout, camp counselor, steadfast cookie connoisseur and now donor. It is an experience strongly associated with the great outdoors.

Cook meals on a campfire? Check. Hike long distances wearing a heavy backpack? Check. Lead two dozen 5year-olds for a week in a woodland camp? Check.

In adulthood, all of those experiences stayed with me, and I put them to use in the wilderness and in my work as a cybersecurity researcher for the RAND Corporation.

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