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  1. TED Talk- Outline- STEM in Education

    July 6, 2015 by Olivia Kathleen Richards

    Outline of TED Talk- STEM in Education

    1. Introduction- Acronym of STEM- Born out of worry
      1. Born out of worry (Huffington Post)
        1. Visual Aids- News Articles Flash- STEM key to Success
      2. Fear-Students in other countries that are more successful than American children in the public education system in math and science specifically
        1. Visual Aids- Images of students success with age gap
      3. Where are we, the United States, heading? Do we have a goal in mind?
        1. Creative Economy (Huffington Post)
        2. Why is STEM a national priority?
          1. STEM Coalition Fact Sheet
            1. Visual Aids- Flash quotations
          2. Projected Job Increases in STEM
            1. Visual Aid- ISA
        3. Fundamentally Different from before (Christian Science Monitor)
          1. Michael Petrilli, vice president of the Fordham Foundation, a school-reform think tank.
          2. “But I think, as Tom Friedman argued in his bestselling book, the economy is fundamentally different today,” Mr. Petrilli says. “If our kids are going to have an opportunity to have good-paying jobs and enjoy the lifestyle they’re used to, they’re going to have to be able to use their brains. By any measure, our students are falling behind the rest of the world, especially in math and science.”
    2. The Beginning
      1. In 2006, the United States National Academies expressed their concern about the declining state of STEM education in the United States. Its Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy developed a list of 10 actions. top three recommendations
      2. George W. Bush, 2006 State of the Union Address
      3. American Competitiveness Initiative- What did it fund?
    1. Development
      1. Trouble in Unemployment
        1. Businesses Can’t Fill STEM jobs
        2. They need people with the right skill sets. (US News)
    2. Where are we today?
      1. Progress in AP Involvement & How the ACI worked
      2. New Programs in STEM- Across the Country- similar to the Millennium Scholars Program
      3. There’s even more appeal
        1. STEM-related skills are not just a source of jobs, they are a source of jobs that pay very well.- Georgetown Study

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