Governor Wolf: Modern Science Education Standards and PAsmart will Prepare Students for Good Careers in Pennsylvania

first_img Education,  PAsmart,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf thanked educators, parents and businesses for sharing their input today on modernizing the state’s science education standards which determine how science is taught in schools. The governor also discussed his groundbreaking PAsmart initiative which has invested $40 million in science and technology education.“Science is increasingly part of our everyday education, work, and lives in a changing economy,” said Governor Wolf. “Businesses need workers with the problem solving and analytical skills that are developed by studying science. Updating the state’s science education standards will prepare students with the skills and knowledge they’ll need to succeed at many different jobs in the future. A good science education also is the foundation of a strong workforce and will help the state to compete in the global economy.”The governor spoke to stakeholders in Dauphin County as part of a series of public meetings the Department of Education is holding to gather feedback. The state Board of Education last fall directed the department to update the state’s science education standards to align them with current research and best practices, including a review of the Next Generation Science Standards.Pennsylvania has two sets of science standards – Science and Technology and Environment and Ecology – which are the basis for curriculum development and instruction in schools. The science standards were last updated on January 5, 2002.Governor Wolf is committed to science and technology education. The governor launched the innovative PAsmart initiative two years ago which has invested $40 million to bring high-quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and computer science education in elementary, middle, and high schools, and professional development for teachers as well as $30 million to expand hands-on job training through career and technical education, registered apprenticeships and Next Generation Industry Partnerships.The Wolf Administration awards PAsmart funding through two competitive grant programs: Targeted Grants and Advancing Grants. Hundreds of PAsmart Targeted Grants of $35,000 each are helping schools across Pennsylvania to expand computer science programming and prioritize access for underrepresented students, such as students of color, girls, low-income students and students in rural communities. The funding also provides training to more than 1,100 educators to teach STEM and computer science.PAsmart Advancing Grants, of up to $500,000 each, support cross-sector partnerships to provide quality STEM and computer science learning for all ages – early childhood, preK-12, postsecondary, and adult learners. The next round of PAsmart Advancing grant recipients will be announced soon.Projects funded by the PAsmart Advancing Grants include computer science and STEM camps and robotics programs in rural schools; support for diversity and inclusion on esports teams in high-need areas; STEM programming for preK-2 students and classrooms; and a mobile fabrication lab where students gain hands-on experience in coding and robotics.PAsmart has made Pennsylvania a national leader in STEM and computer science education. The commonwealth is tied for first in the nation for the number of nationally recognized STEM ecosystems and produces the fifth most STEM graduates. The governor’s budget proposes to continue funding PAsmart.At the governor’s request, the Pennsylvania Board of Education also made computer science education available to all students by endorsing the Computer Science Teacher Association (CSTA) K-12 Standards in 2018. Over the next decade, seven in 10 new jobs in Pennsylvania will require workers to use computers and new technologies.For more information about pursuing an education and career in Pennsylvania at any stage of life, visit PAsmart. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf: Modern Science Education Standards and PAsmart will Prepare Students for Good Careers in Pennsylvaniacenter_img March 03, 2020last_img read more

Mayweather announces desire to become the best trainer in the world

first_img Loading… ‘As many of you know, I’ve had incredible trainers which included my dad and uncle. Due to the recent passing of my Uncle Roger, I’ve felt inspired to help those around me the same way they have been there for me throughout my boxing career’, Mayweather added. The American is considered one Boxing’s greatest ever boxers after winning 15 major world titles and finishing his career undefeated in 50 fights, and revealed his desire to follow in his late uncle Roger’s footsteps in becoming a trainer. The 43-year-old has not fought professionally since 2017 and has now revealed his desire to make a career change and move to the other side of the pads. Mayweather revealed the decision on his Instagram alongside a video of him putting his nephew through a gruelling session in his first boxing session. ‘This is my first day working with my 14yr old nephew @slugboi.chris who has absolutely NO boxing experience at all, and this is my second time doing mitt work,’ Mayweather wrote on his Instagram. Mayweather’s uncle and long-term trainer Roger passed away last month, who himself became a successful trainer after a boxing career of his own. ‘In a time where we must distance ourselves from others, it has allowed me to reflect on how I want to make a difference in people lives and help them achieve their goals. Mayweather also recently signed a deal to return to the boxing ring in digital form where he will go up against other boxing greats in digital fights. ‘A true trainer wants the best out of their fighter and pushes them to the best of their abilities. I am new to helping people train as I’ve always been on the other side of the mitts. ‘It has become a goal of mine to help others reach the best versions of themselves and walk with it in confidence. I want to leave an impression on those around me and allow them to see their potential. Mayweather, like most people across the world, has been forced into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic and said the time he has spent in isolation helped him make the decision to develop others’ skills. ‘This quarantine period has allowed me to see the importance of unity and helping others grow. I want to do my part on this Earth and allow people to see the potential in themselves so that they can share it with the world’, Mayweather added. read also:Mayweather unconcerned by COVID-19 as he flaunts huge cash ‘I am new at training and so far I’ve been working with people with no boxing experience, therefore we are growing together. But I promise you, I will be one of the best trainers in the world. Inspire and be inspired. Mayweather previously teased in January about a second boxing fight against MMA star Connor McGregor, whom he last fought in 2017. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather, has announced he wants to become the best trainer in the world after posting a video of him putting his 14-year-old nephew through his paces in a pad work session. Promoted Content10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney Princesses14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Best Cars Of All TimeIt Looks Like An Ordinary Doughnut, But It Glows In The Dark!Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe 9 Best Robots In Movie HistoryEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Bodylast_img read more

Lady Cardinals 5th, 6th, 7th, And 8th Grade Hoops Results

first_imgThe St. Louis 5th Grade Girls Basketball team took to the floor Monday night against St. Michael’s in Brookville. They continued to improve and all gave great effort throughout the game, but came up short losing 20 to 13 taking their record to 0-2.Leading scorers for St. Louis were Veronica King with 9 points and Lucy Abplanalp with 4 points.The 5th Grade Lady Cardinals are back in action again Monday, January 29 at St. Lawrence in Lawrenceburg.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Rob King.The St Louis Cardinals 6th grade girls basketball team were defeated by the St. Michael Trojans tonight by a score of 24-14.Scoring for the Cardinals were Rhea Miller, Catherine Streator, Isabel Fitzgerald and Claire Saner. With the loss, the Cardinals record drops to 1-1 on the season.The Lady Cardinals will travel to St. Lawrence next Monday night to face the Lady Panthers. Game time is immediately following the 5th grade girls game which starts at 6:00pm.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Schebler.Last night, The St. Louis Lady Cardinals hosted their first home game of the season.  We came out with wins for both games.The 7th Grade Girls ended with a final score of 22-20.Scoring for SLS were Megan Bauer with 14pts, Ella Smith with 4pts, and Teresa Wanstrath and Ryanna Phillips both with 2pts each.  We were able to get some turnovers after a made basket that gained us many points.  Way to hold the lead and come out on top ladies.The 8th Grade Girls won with a final score of 31-15.We started off the first half slow.  But after the half they found their groove again and brought home the win.  Scoring for us were Emma Weberding with 12pts, Faith Tekulve with 5pts, and Alyssa Wanstrath, Ava Allen, and Chelsea Robertson all had 4pts each.  We had some great defense and hustle by all.  Good job ladies.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp.last_img read more

Gray, Shepard pick up honors as DI-S girls’ basketball team improves to 15-0

first_img MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 DEER ISLE — There have been plenty of thrilling days for the Deer Isle-Stonington girls’ basketball team in recent years, but few have been better than Monday.The evening marked Senior Night for the Mariners, who entered the day with a 14-0 record as they sought to move closer to their second consecutive undefeated regular season. Hosting Searsport, Deer Isle-Stonington gave the home crowd a night to remember with a 58-40 victory.Earlier Monday, the school announced that senior guard Lily Gray had been named to the Maine McDonald’s High School All-Star Game to be played March 9 at Husson University. The team’s head coach, Randy Shepard, received an honor of his own as he was named the Class D North Girls’ Coach of the Year.“It’s so fun to think all this happening at once,” Gray said. “We’ve been playing and working hard for a long time, and all that hard work is starting to pay off.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe awards came on the backs of two noteworthy performances for Deer Isle-Stonington, which had previously beaten George Stevens Academy and Jonesport-Beals by scores of 44-25 and 65-35, respectively. In topping Searsport, the Mariners moved within one win of entering the state tournament with a 16-0 record.Deer Isle-Stonington head coach Randy Shepard was named Class D North Girls’ Coach of the Year on Feb. 4. Shepard’s Mariners, which will receive the No. 2 seed in the Northern Maine tournament, are one win away from a second consecutive 16-0 regular season. The team’s final regular season game will be on the road against Bangor Christian (2-15) at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. FILE PHOTOIn the Senior Night win, Deer Isle-Stonington topped a Searsport team it had beaten by a mere two points when the teams met Dec. 10 in Waldo County. This time, the Mariners led the Vikings (10-7) by as many as 33 points before their starters began to exit the game in the fourth quarter.“It was an exciting game, and it always is against Searsport because they’re a good team who plays really hard against you,” Gray said. “I think we’re all really happy we were able to come out here and play the way we did on such a big night.”With the victory, Deer Isle-Stonington has now won 32 of its past 33 games dating back to the start of last season. The Mariners are in search of their first regional title since 1987, which was also the year of their last state championship.For Shepard, the Coach of the Year honor was the second in a row. Yet he was even more thrilled for Gray, who has been a cornerstone of what is about to become the Mariners’ fourth consecutive trips to the Cross Insurance Center alongside fellow senior Kaley Eaton.“I was a million times happier for her,” Shepard said. “She’s done so much for her team in the four years she’s been here. She truly deserved that, and it’ll be a great experience.”Deer Isle-Stonington is scheduled to play on the road against Bangor Christian (2-15) in its final regular season game at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Eastern Maine Community College The game will be a rematch of a contest the Mariners won by 29 points last month.Shepard’s squad, which is locked in as the No. 2 seed in the Class D North playoffs, will then play the winner of the upcoming preliminary playoff game between the seventh- and 10th-seeded teams at 11:05 p.m. next Monday, Feb. 18, at the Cross Center.“It’s 10 days to stay sharp after the tournament, and that’s tough, but these girls have handled everything thrown their way,” Shepard said. “We ain’t done yet.” Latest Posts Biocenter_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020last_img read more