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Social Emotional Learning Meets Technology Education

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Technology Education?  Traditionally these are not two subjects that we would lump together.  However, as SEL is increasingly becoming mandatory curriculum in schools, educators must determine where to fit SEL in. 

New STEM Education Resources

As I write, the 8th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA, is taking place in San Francisco. The push is to help students stay motivated in the STEM arena. Studies show that 60% of high school students who start out interested in STEM careers lose interest by their senior year. A study by the Business-Higher Education Forum found that only 17% of high school students are both interested in STEM, and proficient enough in math to succeed.

Career Technical Education begins in Middle School

In an increasingly competitive job market, students across the country are gaining the opportunity to start preparing for their careers as early as middle school with Career Technical Education (CTE) programs.  

Standards Update - July 2019

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

Career Development Standards

An area of study that has recently garnered interest is in the realm of Career Development standards. Every state has CTE but some states also have career educational development standards in K-12 that focus on career preparation goals. States like Nebraska, Texas, Wyoming and New Jersey have outlined some of their objectives for career development to explain the importance for students to be prepared for their future.

Alabama Votes to Repeal Common Core

On March 21, 2019 the Education Policy committee unanimously passed the bill to repeal the use of Common Core State Standards, referred to as the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards, in K-12 education in the state. According to the bill, the State Board of Education would be required to adopt replacement standards to be implemented during the 2022-2023 school year. Until new standards are adopted, the Common Core standards will stay in place.

Beyond Alignments: Five ways EdGate supports our Publishing Client’s Success

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Standards Update - June 2019

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

EdGate’s Newest Addition to the Suite of Alignment Tools is ExACT AutoAlign

In addition to EdGate’s traditional alignment service and the DIY ExACT Alignment Tool, EdGate now offers ExACT AutoAlign.  ExACT AutoAlign offers the ability to do high volume alignments with short turnaround time for a competitive price. ExACT AutoAlign analyzes metadata associated with a resource and recommends concepts from the EdGate Concept Index.

California Moves Towards more Computer Science Classes

The California Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan, agenda Item 03, suggests strategies to state and local school district officials that could increase the number of computer science classes. Only 39 percent of California high schools offer computer science courses, which means only 3 percent of all high school students in the state are enrolled in computer science.