Enhancing Teachers’ Interest in STEM Will Help to Spark This Interest in Students

Sally Ride Science Academy is hosting a major event this summer – a program designed to help mathematics and science teachers to increase their students’ interest in STEM disciplines. The program has existed for a few years now and has helped over 5,000 high-school teachers from all over the U.S.

Teachers are trained to introduce STEM to young students in the way that will encourage and inspire them to continue learning these disciplines at universities and colleges. They are given tools to help students increase their STEM awareness.

Apart from that teachers are lectured on the issue of gender-based differences that require different approaches to teaching. It has long since been proved that boys and girls adopt information differently and at a different pace, especially the information that is related to science and technology.  Gender-based differences cannot be neglected when it comes to teaching STEM, because it will result in many girls’ thinking about science and computers as of “boys stuff”. Teachers are explained how to break these stereotypes in classroom environment and present information in adoptable ways. (more…)