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How to Prepare Today’s Elementary Students For Tomorrow's STEM Careers

Phenix-City-Video-CapWhat do data scientists, social media managers, and sustainability managers all have in common?

They all have STEM careers that did not exist 10 years ago.  A growing body of research confirms what leading educators have long known – preparing today’s learners for the jobs of tomorrow requires developing next-generation skills and an interest in STEM education at a young age.  This is especially important for girls and minorities who are underrepresented in STEM professions.

Elementary SmartLab partner schools recognize this challenge and are taking positive steps to prepare their learners. One such partner is Phenix City School District in Phenix City, Alabama. 

This short video below provides a glimpse of how Phenix City elementary schools emphasize this early learning experience:

 

Related Articles: 
What Tilton Elementary Students are Doing in the SmartLab
California's Got A New Elementary SmartLab in the News
How a Pennsylvania School Engages Girls In STEM Education 

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Matt Dickstein

Written by Matt Dickstein

Matthew Dickstein, CEO of Creative Learning Systems, has been a successful entrepreneur in the field of education for over 25 years. Prior to joining CLS in 2004, he played key management roles in building National Technological University, a pioneer in the field of higher education distance learning, and ELS Language Centers, the largest teacher of intensive English language programs in the U.S. Matthew received a B.S. in business from the University of Colorado and holds an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

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