Real Salt Lake’s New Training Center to have On-Site STEM Charter School

Lolly BowlerMaking the Grade: Utah works to improve its marks in STEM education Utah Business May 8, 2018News

The 2017 Real Monarchs / USL season kicks off in late March. Season Tickets for the Real Monarchs third season in 2017 are now on sale; please call 844.Real.Tix for more information. Coming in late Summer, 2017, Real Salt Lake’s regional training center opens in Herriman, Utah, approximately 20 minutes southwest of Rio Tinto Stadium. The $50 million facility will … Read More

Lego League robotics competition makes science, technology fun for kids

Lolly BowlerMaking the Grade: Utah works to improve its marks in STEM education Utah Business May 8, 2018News

ST. GEORGE — Hundreds of kids gathered at the campus of Dixie State University Saturday afternoon to compete in a tournament that put their science, technology, engineering and math skills to the test with programmed Lego robots. Though everyone was recognized for their work in the competition, only 14 teams qualified to go to the next level of the tournament. … Read More

Hill museum welcomes new education specialist

Lolly BowlerMaking the Grade: Utah works to improve its marks in STEM education Utah Business May 8, 2018News

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah recently hired Mark B. Standing to be the museum’s education specialist. He will operate the museum’s Lt. General Marc C. Reynolds Aerospace Center for Education. Standing comes with excellent experience in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. He’s an educator with more than 32 years in the … Read More

STEM: Code to Success

Lolly BowlerMaking the Grade: Utah works to improve its marks in STEM education Utah Business May 8, 2018News

(KUTV) Code to Success is a free summer technology boot camp that allows students to gain a new skill set and puts them on an educational pathway toward computer science. In collaboration with local school districts, tech companies and universities students are mentored through coding modules provided by Pluralsight. Last year, the first year for the program, 96 students completed … Read More

Don’t Ignore Teachers in Evaluation Studies of Education Technology

Lolly BowlerMaking the Grade: Utah works to improve its marks in STEM education Utah Business May 8, 2018News

As a researcher, I recognize the appeal of “gold standard” research that uses random assignment to find out just how much a given digital courseware product helps improve student learning. At the same time, my experience doing research in an urban district suggests that education technology evaluations need to go beyond this focus if they are to be most useful. … Read More

Academics, researchers ponder how quickly VR and AR will impact education

Lolly BowlerMaking the Grade: Utah works to improve its marks in STEM education Utah Business May 8, 2018News

Academics and researchers will gather at Harvard Friday to explore how virtual and augmented reality will be used for education. About 10 researchers will present research papers that will be compiled into a book “Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Realities in Education” that will launch in the summer. The conference is hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, The Smart … Read More

STEM: The Spencer F. Eccles Junior Achievement City

Lolly BowlerMaking the Grade: Utah works to improve its marks in STEM education Utah Business May 8, 2018News

(KUTV)- For one day, fifth-grade students across the state run an entire city. The Spencer F. Eccles Junior Achievement City, located in Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum in downtown Salt Lake City, hosts more than 20 storefronts sponsored by local businesses. Students operate businesses. elect local governments and develop budgets — both personal and professional. This is the 10th year of … Read More

Mix of Math and Technology Gets Closer Look

Lolly BowlerMaking the Grade: Utah works to improve its marks in STEM education Utah Business May 8, 2018News

CENTERVILLE— Utah legislators visited Centerville Junior High last week to see how their investment in technology and education was being implemented and learn whether it was paying off. Utah Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, and Rep. Timothy Hawkes, R-Centerville, were joined by Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, in visiting classrooms and talking with teachers and students about ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in … Read More