Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

How Canada's job market is affecting millennial women

7/9/2014

  • Calgary Herald (Alberta)

In response to the troubled job market, Nancy Worth, a social geographer at McMaster University, is studying the impact of increased career expectations and long-term underemployment on millennial wom… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Teens get firsthand look at health care careers

7/9/2014

  • T.H.E. Journal

Students at a Washington state high school spent a year learning about medical careers through a partnership with a local hospital. The students shadowed health care workers and took courses in anatom… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Intensive summer program focuses on "critical" need languages

7/7/2014

  • Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Va.), The

Some students in Virginia gathered this summer to attend STARTALK, a federal program focused on teaching students about 10 critical need languages. Students in the program were required speak in Manda… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

How to use a maker mindset to approach project-based learning

7/10/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Educator Patrick Waters suggests in this blog post that teachers combine two hot trends in education -- project-based learning and making. Waters offers a step-by-step guide to integrating making in a… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Va. students to explore history by traveling on the James River

7/8/2014

  • Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg), The

Students from 17 high schools in Virginia this summer are traveling on the James River to learn about the state's geography, history and ecology. The James River Expedition will take students along se… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Hands-on projects in welding, carpentry teach math skills

7/11/2014

  • Albuquerque Journal (N.M.) (free content)

Middle-school students learned math through hands-on projects in carpentry, welding and surveying during a career and technical summer camp hosted by a New Mexico community college. One project requir… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Ky. university gets $3.75M grant for colorectal cancer prevention program

7/11/2014

  • Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.)

A $3.75 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will help the University of Kentucky promote colorectal cancer screenings in Appalachia. Kentucky has among the highest rates … Read More