Introducing The PBOinSTEM Blog
Updated: Jan 19, 2021
We are so excited to launch the Pulling Brilliance Out in STEM, or simply PBOinSTEM, blog! We've enjoyed sharing learning and lifestyle resources with our followers over the past year, and decided to grow our community by offering you all a weekly blog full of inspiration and practical resources to help make STEM learning fun!
What's on the blog this month?
This month we have some exciting blog posts planned, starting with Preston's virtual science fair project and how we picked the perfect experiment. Then some COVID friendly date night ideas, as Mark and I celebrate our 6th year of marriage this month. If you're subscribed to our YouTube channel then you know I love sharing learning apps that our kids are currently using and we plan to do a round-up sharing our favorite apps for 2021. So make sure you subscribe so you don't miss any new blog posts.
Why is STEM learning so important?
For our children, STEM education is vital to raising critical thinkers prepared to grow into leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators. The tech industry makes up the third largest sector of the U.S. government and of the 30 fastest growing careers in the U.S., as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, all of them are STEM related occupations. So, I know you might be thinking, "but Cassandra, the purpose of education is not to merely prepare our children for work", and yes, you are correct. I agree that we should pursue and advocate for education that leads to freedom and liberation, however, we live in a capitalist society where we must position our children to thrive within existing systems, while simultaneously creating new ones. So before I go all graduate student and start citing Libre's purposes of education, I'll just say this, STEM education is vital to ensure our children are prepared to compete in a global marketplace against not only their peers, but also robots and artificial intelligence powered by inequitable algorithms. I'll be sharing more of my thoughts on the purpose of education, algorithmic bias and artificial intelligence in future blogs.
Why did you decide to start a blog when you already have a Youtube Vlog?
As a wife, mom, entrepreneur and doctoral student creating this blog will allow me to find better balance in delivering consistent blog post for you all. I am excited to share how we are infusing STEM learning into our everyday routines and I hope to inspire you all with some ways that you can do the same.
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