How STEAM prepares students for the global economy

eschoolnews | October 11, 2019

“We have students who are passionate, engaged and comfortable with technology, yet students are living in silos and not equipped with the 21st century skills which they genuinely need to be part of the global workforce of tomorrow.”This statement by Amy McCooe, CEO of Level Up Village, during a recent edWebinar hit home with her two co-presenters, Esra Murray, a fifth-grade teacher at International School Dundee (CT), and Fran Kompar, director of instructional technology and digital learning at Wilton Public Schools (CT). Kompar expressed her frustration: “We are now 20 years into the 21st century, and we should be preparing our students for the work of their time, not the future–because the future is now.” The presenters emphasized that the global skill most vital to students is learnability: the desire, passion, and capacity to learn, the ability to synthesize and evaluate information, and the willingness to take on new challenges. The impact of developing learnability skills will ensure that our young learners apply their knowledge and skills to the global economy and become lifelong learners.

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Institutions of higher education1 play an important role in our society and our economy, developing educated citizens and skilled workers who are vital to America’s well-being. In addition this broad benefit, postsecondary education is valuable to many individuals, resulting in higher earnings and less unemployment across their lives.2 The impact of higher education is expected to grow, as an increasing number of jobs in the future are expected to require some kind of postsecondary credential.

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Institutions of higher education1 play an important role in our society and our economy, developing educated citizens and skilled workers who are vital to America’s well-being. In addition this broad benefit, postsecondary education is valuable to many individuals, resulting in higher earnings and less unemployment across their lives.2 The impact of higher education is expected to grow, as an increasing number of jobs in the future are expected to require some kind of postsecondary credential.

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