1. Explore STEM Careers

    In this collaborative global project, classrooms collect data on a local STEM career they feel is important to their community’s future and contribute its details to a global database. Students are encouraged to consult the growing database and explore careers in their community, region, or world that align with their passions or interests.

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    Explore STEM Careers

    Big Idea

    Every community in the world is supported by industries that have unique career pathways. Often, students don’t know the possibilities available to them when it comes to finding the right occupation for their passions, interests, and abilities.

    In this collaborative global project, classrooms collect data on a local STEM career they feel is important to their community’s future and contribute its details to a global database.

    Students are encouraged to consult the growing database and explore careers in their community, region, or world that align with their passions or interests.

    Build Background Knowledge

    Use the strategies and resources below to prepare for your discussions and data collection.

    • Complete 2-3 STEM Career Challenges to highlight how STEM skills are used in multiple genres of occupations. Review the challenges’ STEM Career Profiles to help students understand what information they need to collect.
    • Have students explore iONFuture’s STEM Career Matchmaker game to explore possibilities of STEM careers that fit their interests. Have students take part in the STEM Career Quest to explore the skills and education needed for different careers.
    • Implement STEM Strategies that Work: STEM Hero of the Month in your classroom to invite parents to share about their local STEM careers. Use these monthly STEM Career highlights as a way to begin to collect data for the collaborative project.
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