Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues
Last week, approximately 100 leading education experts from the public and private sectors engaged in a conversation addressing the steps the United States can take to best prepare American students to compete in our 21st century economy.
The @Microsoft conversation, “Securing American Competitiveness: Effective Strategies for Teaching STEM,” featured Council of Chief State Schools Officers Director of Federal Relations Peter Zamora, National Education Association Secretary-Treasurer Becky Pringle and Montgomery County Springbrook High School Computer Science Teacher Pat Yongpradit. Microsoft Partners in Learning General Manager Andrew Ko moderated the discussion.
The conversation focused on STEM best practices that educators and policymakers can implement to help students across the country obtain the skills they need to obtain the jobs of today and tomorrow.
Following the event, Microsoft’s Innovation and Policy Center Staff had the opportunity to connect with National Education Association (NEA) Secretary-Treasurer Becky Pringle:
We also spoke with Council of Chief State Schools Officers Director of Federal Relations Peter Zamora:
Pat Yongpradit, Computer Science Teacher at Springbrook High School in Montgomery County, Maryland, also spoke with our team regarding the importance of STEM education:
Finally, Microsoft Partners in Learning General Manager Andrew Ko spoke with our team regarding the event:
Missed the event but want to learn more? For more on STEM education and high-skilled immigration, check out the inSPIRE STEM USA and participate in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #STEMedu