“We have a prerequisite for using the washers and dryers...while the washers and dryers are going on… the kids are taking a class...I’m feeding them STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).”
Cell phones used to be a distraction to learning. But Principal Cook decided to take a new approach: “Get ahead of the digital age by helping the kids use the phones in the classroom.” Teach the students to use technology to learn and go even further by teaching them to build technology themselves.
Thousands of our Mouse educators and students face the same challenges every day.
They strive to surmount their circumstances, change the trajectory of their lives, and create meaningful change in the world-- all in part though the power of STEM + computer science education.
Tech is the fastest growing industry in the US economy. It’s also integrated in every other industry that one might pursue from healthcare and media to sports and design.
Every 21st-century child should have the opportunity to not just consume technology but build and wield it to pursue their dreams as creatives, real-world problem solvers, and change-makers.
Unfortunately, only 40% of US schools offer computer science classes, with African American, Latino/a, and female students even further underrepresented.
With four out of every five STEM college students choosing their career in high school or earlier, thousands of underserved students are being denied access to the technical / innovative / civic power, college and career opportunities, and economic mobility afforded to those with these 21st-century skills.
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