5 Videos for Parents to Learn About Importance of STEM Education


5 Videos for Parents to Learn About Importance of STEM Education

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are achievements that reflect our humanity, power, our economy, and constitute fundamental aspects of our lives as citizens, consumers, parents, and members of the workforce.

Besides, STEM is everywhere; it shapes our everyday experiences.  Considering how STEM effects what is closest and dearest to us “children”, look closer at this vital part of education system and the importance of the same. 

Below are 5 videos that will help you understand more about the importance of STEM education. 

1. The 2013 White House Science Fair

The video takes you behind the scenes of one of President Barack Obama’s favorite events of the year—The Annual White House Science Fair. “One of the things that I’ve been focused on as President is how we create an all-hands-on-deck approach to science, technology, engineering, and math… We need to make this a priority to train an army of new teachers in these subject areas, and to make sure that all of us as a country are lifting up these subjects for the respect that they deserve,” said President Obama during a White House briefing.

2. STEM Education: Developing 21st century Problem Solvers

Highlighting the importance of STEM education, National Teacher of the Year Finalist, Rob Stephenson, explains why STEM is important and how students with background of STEM are going to be the problem solvers for the 21st century.

3. Inspiring STEM Education

Watch kids experimenting and showing their passion and dedication towards the STEM education. This video is reason enough to push your kids and make them understand about the Stem education. 

4. The future of STEM education: Roni Ellington

Another Ted Talk on STEM education by a lady who thought she deserves more. Sharing her own story, Roni Ellington explains the power of STEM education and the effect that is good for all.  

5. Transforming Teaching and Learning Through STEM Education

This last video by Dr. Wehrell-Grabowski highlights how STEM education will play a major role in transforming education worldwide. STEM education indeed may be one of the answers to turning around our educational system and workforce.  

What are your views about the importance of STEM education?

To know more about STEM Ed, also check:

YouTube Channels You Should Follow to Know Awesome Science Facts

YouTube Channels You Must Follow To Learn About Physics

Fun Physics Learning Game for Middle Schoolers

Great Online Resources and Tools for Physics Teachers

Solving the STEM Skills Gap: Focusing More on Soft Skills

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