Positive Futures - Breakthrough Ideas (1)
17 STEM-focused gifts to inspire kids to learn coding and love robotics
View All Gallery View 0/ More Galleries Skip View All Gallery View This is the third year weve run a STEM-focused gift guide and if youre intending to buy a child something fun and quasi-educational in holiday season 2017 its fair to say there has never been so many programmable bots and kits to choose from, all pledging to spark or sustain an interest in coding and electronics. This years guide reflects this boom in educational techie toys featuring programmable and controllable robots of all stripes and shapes, as well as some fully fledged learn-to-code computers and a few lower tech alternatives for variety (and those not wanting to give yet another gadget). Gadget makers are piling into this space because of the ability to charge top dollar for toys that can claim a few STEM smarts.
Nov 19, 2017 7:01PM - TechCrunch (techcrunch.com)
Positive Futures - Breakthrough Ideas (2)
Two-thirds of school leaders believe teacher recruitment crisis will deepen over next two years
Martin George Findings come despite government plans to reimburse student loan repayments for new teachers Two-thirds of school leaders believe teacher recruitment at their schools will get worse over the next two years, a survey has found. And when asked to name the five biggest challenges facing the education sector, 70 per cent chose teacher recruitment and retention second only to funding and almost double the number that cited government policy, in third place. The findings come in a surveyconducted bythe Academies Showwith support and analysis by an independent research consultant, Mark Gill.
Nov 13, 2017 6:35AM - Tes (tes.com)
Positive Futures - New Corporate Culture (3)
Be a force for good on Shop For Good Sunday
Shop for Good Sunday lets you put your holiday spending where your values are.
Nov 16, 2017 2:37PM - Socially Aware Business
Positive Futures - New Corporate Culture (4)
Who wants to work at Yosemite next summer?
Yosemite National Park has 300 seasonal positions to fill for summer 2018. Here's how to apply.
Nov 14, 2017 9:27PM - Socially Aware Business
Positive Futures - New Corporate Culture (5)
In a Career Funk? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions.
Leadership > Project Grow November 6, 2017 Inspire yourself to make a change or re-ignite your drive to push your business forward. We all reach a point in our careers when we need to step back and take stock of where we are, where we've been and what's next. One of my favorite bosses once gave me some questions to routinely ask myself, and over the years, I have added a few questions of my own to the list.
Nov 6, 2017 10:01PM - Entrepreneur (entrepreneur.com)
Positive Futures - Transit Planning (6)
How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New Yorks Subways
Even in the face of the financial crisis and budget shortfalls, the M.T.A.
Nov 18, 2017 10:21AM - nytimes.com (nytimes.com)
Positive Futures - Urban Planning (7)
2018 WLA Awards
Following on from the successful 2017 WLA Awards, World Landscape Architecture is opening the Call for Submissions for the 2018 WLA Awards.The annual World Landscape Architecture Awards seeks to honour landscape architects around theworld for their outstanding work and promote the profession across the world. The Awards endeavour to recognise innovative work (conceptual and built) by landscape architects.
Nov 19, 2017 8:08PM - World Landscape Architecture (worldlandscapearchitect.com)