Archive | April, 2014

STEM continue to boom through 2020

One of the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) sister ATE Centers, the Mid-Pacific Information and Communication Technologies Center (MPICT) alerted us to a new report from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  This report looked at strategies to improve the computer science pipeline.  While the focus was on strengthening K-12 curriculum, creating new pathways, and […]

Reinventing the classroom

A recent Wired cover story by Joshua Davis explored how a neglected elementary school class in Matamoros, Mexico has been transformed through the determination of a single teacher willing to employ new strategies. The article covers familiar ground, listing flaws in the current educational model: …the dominant model of public education is still fundamentally rooted […]