Thursday, May 26, 2016

MS Students Mark 10,000 in NHL STEM Program


Mrs. Armstrong accepts a commemorative jersey from Mr. Bob Kelly





Flyers Alumni Bob “The Hound” Kelly was among the NHL guests to address Owen J. Roberts Middle School students on Tuesday, May 24, as part of the Future Goals program.

The school was awarded a commemorative jersey to celebrate MS students being the 10,000 participants in the NHL Future Goals program! Mrs. Jennifer Armstrong uses an online digital responsibility program in her Exploring Technology courses at the Middle School and the assembly works in tandem with that course to promote interest in STEM and digital citizenship.

 
According to the NHL Future Goals website, the NHL started a strategic STEM program because "Today’s students have unprecedented access to the tools of the digital age — computers, mobile devices, and social media — but they are not being taught how to leverage that technology in a responsible and safe way. Upon graduating, these students will compete in an emerging global economy fueled by rapid innovation, but many will be unprepared to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We’re facing a growing shortage of employees with STEM skills, yet the majority of teens lose interest in these subjects before they enter tenth grade.
The Future Goals program is committed to sparking student interest in STEM topics and helping students become college-ready, career-ready, and life-ready."

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