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5 Times Elon Musk Influenced the Future of STEM

Posted by Tahlea Jankoski on February 23, 2018

 

As one of the most well-known entrepreneurs in engineering today, Elon Musk has been highly influential in developing futuristic inventions for over thirty years. Many know him as a businessman who was part of the success of four billion-dollar companies - PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and Solar City - but Elon Musk is also an inventor, engineer, and refers to himself as a "technologist."

His ideas have influenced our world and inspired many students to explore the future of STEM. Here are five of Elon Musk's most influential inventions that are leading the way in STEM. 

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Topics: preparing students for real-world careers, teaching engineering concepts, makerspace, STEM learning

4 Ways to Support ELL Students in the Classroom

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on February 09, 2018

 

ELL students, also known as "English-language-learners," are students that are learning English as their second language and make up eleven percent of the PreK-16 population. To illustrate the impact, this means that 3.8 million students in today's classrooms speak Spanish as a first language, and that figure only makes up one portion of the overall number of students who are ELLs. 

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Topics: STEM learning, authentic classroom, English language learners

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