The Importance & Benefits of STEM Literacy | SXSW EDU 2024

Route K-12 Podcast- Busting Society's Big Math Myth - SXSW EDU 2024 - Photo by Bob Johnson

Having the ability to understand concepts from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to solve complex problems is essential for career success. The benefits of supporting STEM learning opportunities in the classroom foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation, and promote lifelong learning.

STEM literacy skills are not only important for individual students but also for communities as a whole to help solve global challenges. At SXSW EDU 2024, STEM advocates took to the stage to explore the future of STEM, address current issues, and provide solutions — and you can listen to their insights now.

Dive in to hear Andrew Aldrin, son of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, discuss how humanity can prepare for careers that extend beyond global boundaries. Learn from Jodi Asbell-Clarke about how to change the way we think about educating neurodivergent learners to unleash their hidden talents in STEM problem-solving while Stephanie Campbell explains how you can use tabletop role-playing games (TRPG) to grow student’s understanding of engineering problem-solving.

Discover an assortment of sessions from this past March exploring unique approaches and the benefits of STEM literacy. Listen to these audio recordings now:

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By Auva Saghafi