Exploring STEM Occupations
McLaughlin, Charlie, Technology and Children
Your school is surrounded with opportunities to demonstrate STEM occupations, whether you live in the most rural area or in an urban environment. The fact is, most occupations will require workers who have had STEM education. Students must be made aware of these occupations and be put in contact with people who occupy these professions. One scenario that worked well in an elementary school in a nearby community was an occupation fair. Teachers at that school invited professionals from occupations that were typically found in the community. Each professional created a small display related to the work that was being done at his or her business. Many of these people related the requirements for the jobs. Most of the presenters had information about the courses that students needed to take if they wanted to enter that career path.
Another strategy to make your students aware of STEM careers is to invite guest speakers to your …
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Publication information: Article title: Exploring STEM Occupations. Contributors: McLaughlin, Charlie - Author. Magazine title: Technology and Children. Volume: 14. Issue: 1 Publication date: September 2009. Page number: 12+. © 2009 International Technology Education Association. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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