Webinar: Solutions to the Dropout Crisis

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“Capacity Building: STEM to STEAM in South Carolina”

November 10, 2015                                                                            3:30–4:30 PM ET

Despite an increase in undergraduate STEM majors, students are not choosing STEM careers. Instead, they are selecting more “transdisciplinary” fields that include the arts. Drs. Cassie Quigley and Danielle Herro discuss an innovative educational practice called STEAM (where “A” represents the arts). STEAM efforts can begin in elementary school and can help students see the creative and imaginative parts of STEM. STEAM is working to increase the participation of South Carolinians in STEM fields.

“Capacity Building: STEM to STEAM in South Carolina” focuses on:

  • the importance of deepening the content knowledge of teachers, parents, caregivers, and business partners, and why they are all invested in the success of building the STEAM Ecosystem;
  • how underserved and high-needs school districts will be incorporated into STEAM to ensure that the workforce reflects the state’s changing demographics; and
  • how the initiative will create the nation’s first STEAM Teaching Endorsement.


Link here on the day of the broadcast to join us for this program. Viewing this webcast is free and no registration is required. Tune in the second Tuesday of each month at 3:30 PM ET for new Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.


SOURCE: National Dropout Prevention Center/Network

Retrieved on November 5, 2015.

SOURCE LOCATION: Solutions to the Dropout Crisis

For more information, visit National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.

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