Between 2005 and 2015, STEM employment grew by 24.4 percent, over five times more than non-STEM employment over the same period. As technology continues to expand into every aspect of our lives, STEM occupations, with their better wages and lower unemployment rates, attract a wide range of labor—with significant implications for economic development. This means the majority of new jobs will be in STEM fields, and educators have to prepare students for a workforce that will be vastly different from today. Boxlight is lending its support to this effort by holding its third annual Boxlight STEM Day (#BLSTEM) in the United States and Latin America.
On November 8, students in Georgia, Texas, and California, as well as Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica will use the Labdisc data logger to perform experiments. The purpose of this activity is to relate light intensity and light source efficiency to create a hypothesis about the amount of light sent out by different sources, then proceed to test it using the Labdisc light sensor. The Boxlight-provided lesson aligns to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for middle and high school students. Participating schools will be able to download a MimioStudio™ interactive lesson file or PDF containing experiment information, collaborative activities, assessment, and more at boxlight.com/BLSTEMDAY2018.
“Boxlight STEM Day is about bringing awareness to inquiry-based learning and STEM education,” said Sunshine Nance, Boxlight’s VP of Marketing and Communications. “We developed the activity around the Labdisc because it simulates tools that students will be using when they enter into the workforce. Plus, it allows them take the activity out of the classroom or lab, which adds to the real-world aspect so they better understand how STEM disciplines apply to the world around them. Our goals are to help students grasp the relevance of STEM learning, build the skills they need to succeed, and see the fun in all of it.”
About Boxlight Corporation
Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL)(“Boxlight”) is a leading provider of technology and STEM solutions for the global education market. The company improves student engagement and learning outcomes by providing educators the products they need for the 21st century classroom. The company develops, sells, and services its integrated, interactive solution suite of software, classroom technologies, professional development, and support services. Boxlight also provides educators with thousands of free lesson plans and activities via MimioConnect®, an interactive teaching community. For more information about the Boxlight story and its product offerings, visit http://www.boxlight.com.