Educators learn about STEM technology

Posted at 5:34 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 05:50:50-05

BOISE — Educators from all over the Gem State learned about new technology at the Idaho Education Technology Association Conference.

The STEM Action Center offers training, professional development, and resources to take back to their classrooms.

"STEM is what we want to connect our kids to because a majority of the jobs in Idaho are stem related, and that's what employers are looking for," said Sherri Ybarra, Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The conference included a space for educators to experiment with 3-D printing, virtual reality, and small drones. There was an emphasis on education in rural districts.

"We ensure that they have travel funds so that they can come to these training, which is often in some of the larger communities and so from the perspective of the STEM Action Center, we have to offer equitable access to stem opportunities throughout our state," said Dr. Angela Hemingway, executive director of the Idaho STEM Action Center.

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