Educational Technology

January 26, 2011

In Milford Schools: Fuel for the future

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

By Kathleen Shea, Milford Daily News

The future of our children, our country and even the world will rely on how advances get applied to the challenges that are ahead. The goal of the STEM initiative is to increase students’ interest and proficiency so they take more STEM courses and even consider STEM careers after college. STEM careers include the expected list of engineer, computer scientist, medical specialist, and veterinarian, but they also include careers such as architect, statistician, financial advisor, forester, dietician and teacher. To make sure the next generation is ready for STEM careers, we need to show students how exciting these careers are and what path they must take for such careers. Students encounter career information from teachers, families and even television. Conversations at home about jobs and future careers can spark interest in a STEM career, as do conversations with guidance counselors, teachers, and peers in school. At Milford High School, students can take STEM courses that will help them on their way towards a STEM career. To aid this process there is an online program on the high school guidance website called Naviance Family Connection that students and families can access to develop a pathway towards a chosen field of study.

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