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Why Equity in STEM Education is Critical for the Future – Bonus Episode with the STEM Careers Coalition

In this episode, Jackie Smalls, Vice President of Social Impact Coalitions at Discovery Education, joins to discuss why equity in STEM education is critical for our future. You’ll hear how educators can be intentional about equity and STEM with the free, high-quality digital curriculum resources available from the STEM Careers Coalition.

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Tips for STEM Education

  • Be intentional.
  • Think long-term.
  • Make community connections.
  • Use language like problem solvers in addition to STEM.

Sponsored by the STEM Careers Coalition

This episode is sponsored by the STEM Careers Coalition,  the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate leaders and anchored in schools by Discovery Education. The STEM Careers Coalition prepares 10 million students for the future of work by providing equitable access to digital content and experiences that engage students, build foundational STEM knowledge, and develop the critical skills students need for college and career success. Learn more at

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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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