'Ignite My Future' Aims to Change Learning

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'Ignite My Future' Aims to Change Learning

'Ignite My Future in Schools' incorporates computational thinking and problem-solving, which are used in STEM and other subjects.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 8:40am

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by Anzish Mirza 

Using extracurricular activities and after-school programs to pique students' interests in science, technology, engineering and math careers is a common trend. An initiative, "Ignite My Future in Schools," takes a different approach by encouraging teachers to incorporate STEM activities into their day-to-day classroom syllabi and make classes more interactive for students.

India-based Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Discovery Education recently launched the program, which aims to help students apply computational thinking and problem-solving in their work, train teachers and administrators to become well-versed in a transdisciplinary approach, and embed computational thinking into everyday disciplines, according to the program's press release. This initiative is geared toward middle schools and focuses on improving the teaching environment in public schools across the United States. Its resources are available online free of charge.

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Keywords: Education | Digital Literacy | Education for Women/Girls | Higher Education Access | Ignite My Future | Improving Education Quality | Innovation & Technology | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | STEM | Social Impact & Volunteering | U.S. News & World Report

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