We enjoyed seeing many colleagues and friends yesterday at the 2015 California STEM Symposium, and making new friends in our two sessions: “The Gender Divide and Digital Learning in STEM Fields” and “Recruiting the Next Generation of STEM Teachers through YouthTEACH2Learn.” Both topics have been much in the news lately, and so interest and attendance was high.
- Increased student interest in teaching: 63% indicated that they are now interested in teaching after taking the course (51% were considering it before)
- 93% of participants were comfortable managing a classroom; teaching skills improved on all indicators as a result of the program
- Plans for attending a 4 year college rose from 87% to 94% from the beginning of the program to the end
- 84% of elementary teachers said their students were more excited about learning science after YT2L high school students taught them science lessons