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Canada 2067 - Shaping the Future of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Canada 2067 - Shaping the Future of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math #can2067STEM

Several years ago, I attended a conference on 21st century learning and one of the keynote speakers made a comment that has stuck with me ever since. He pointed out that we are teaching in "the most disruptive moment in education," in a time of great change. As excited as I was to learn that the future of education promised great innovation, the thought also terrified me. There were so many questions, so many unknowns, so many variables to consider. How on earth could I possibly consolidate the ways in which I was taught as a student and the methodologies of my current teaching practice with the needs of my students, so that they may thrive in the ever-evolving world of tomorrow? [Insert deep breath here.] Though daunting as it may appear to navigate through these uncharted waters, there is one thing I know for sure: science, technology, engineering and math will each play a greater role than ever before in the future of our children. For this reason, I am thrilled to partner with Canada 2067, a national initiative to unite Canadians around a new vision for youth STEM learning, focusing on Kindergarten to Grade 12.

In order to shape the future of STEM learning across our great nation, Canada 2067 is using the perspectives and opinions of Canadians to develop an action plan for strengthened education systems that will better prepare youth for the 21st century. You see, we now find ourselves at a critical juncture wherein we recognize the growing need for critical thinkers, problem solvers, innovators and global citizens and yet, there's still so much more we can do to ensure that they graduate with the skill set they'll need to succeed. We're so lucky to live in a country where our education systems are among the best in the world. But we still need to prepare for a future full of challenges. And this is where you come in.

Canada 2067 has identified six pillars as part of the Canada 2067 action plan and is seeking input from all Canadians. Whether you are a student, an educator, a parent, a policy maker, a business leader, or a government leader, everyone is invited to share thoughts and opinions on:

  • how we learn
  • how we teach
  • what we learn
  • who’s involved
  • where education leads
  • cross-cutting issues
By participating in the conversation, you will help paint a clearer picture of the current state of STEM learning in Canada, and inform decisions that will affect our youth over the next 50 years.

Have Your Say

Here are some ways that you can help build a national vision for STEM learning:

Canada 2067 STEM Twitter Chat #Can2067

  • Join us for the #Can2067 Twitter chat on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET. During this chat, we will explore ways in which we can ensure youth are as prepared as possible for the rapidly changing world. Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation as we discuss key questions and issues surrounding STEM education in Canada.
Tweet you soon!
Canada 2067 Champion #can2067STEM

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Canada 2067. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I didn't know about this program! I'm definitely going to check out some of those links!

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    1. Thanks, Victoria! Canada 2067 is a national initiative that seeks the input of all stakeholders in STEM education, and that includes everyone!

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  2. First I have heard of this, but STEM learning is definitely important! (Judy Cowan)

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    1. Agreed! Looking forward to hearing everyone's perspective on where we are currently in regards to STEM education and what lies ahead in the future.

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  3. I do think that STEM education is very important. For many years science was neglected in schools in Europe (I don't know about here) eg my kids did 1/3 rd of a year of chemistry, 1/3 of physics and 1/3 of biology. After that they could choose them as proper subjects if they wanted to. However I don't think that was long enough to form an informed opinion on whether a child would like a subject and a child has to like a subject to do well at it. This in the end means fewer want to become scientists in any form.

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  4. Very smart of them to seek input from all Canadians.

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