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Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions

Education's Business: Taking Positive Actions, hosted by Karl Klimek, Exposing and celebrating the successful partnerships between K-12 schools and industry/community partners. Special focus is on Science – Technology – Engineering – Math (STEM) and Career Technical Education (CTE) efforts.

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Orbiting from Flint to Fresno - Dive Into Space!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
June 13, 2016 9:41 AM

Russ Billings has been in orbit around innovative education for more than 20 years.  As a former physics teacher in Flint Michigan, he came close to becoming an astronaut with NASA, which heavily influenced his development of a powerfully unique, experiential learning program for high school students.  

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The Arts in Engineering Heads to a Historic One-Room Schoolhouse!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
February 12, 2016 3:18 PM

When it comes to supporting K-8 teachers in STEM education, Michael and Kimberlee Quinn bring boundless energy that engages kids and teachers throughout Michigan.

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Talent Development Alive in Southern Michigan!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
February 9, 2016 11:30 AM

Improving student performance and workplace readiness reflects the core mission of the Southern Michigan Center for Science and Industry in Hudson, Michigan.

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Connected Cars Meet Connected Students in Tecumseh, Michigan!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
February 9, 2016 9:25 AM

Three talented, bright and innovative high school seniors reflect on their cutting-edge learning that is happening through the Center of Science and Industry (CSI), located at Tecumseh High School in Michigan.

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Taking STEM to New Depths in Traverse City!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
February 2, 2016 9:12 AM

For over ten years, Keith Forton, physics teacher at Traverse City Central High School has been crafting an amazingly successful Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) program. Initially intended to serve students at his local high school, the effort rapidly expanded following exposure to other teachers. Student-led projects have emerged that incorporate advanced yet affordable technologies. This first of a two-part series looks at the origins and philosophies behind this highly impactful initiative. All “STEM-ing” from this amazing teacher and his students.

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Cosmetology and STEM Education? Yes, Of Course!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
October 21, 2015 9:30 AM

This revealing interview with Cosmetology instructor, Linda Ward, took a surprise turn while responding to her opening question. An amazing teacher at the Mecosta-Osceola Tech Center in Big Rapids, Linda is proud of the many local, regional and national awards her students have earned over the years.

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Chippewa Valley, Auto Tech, MOPAR, and More!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
October 21, 2015 8:47 AM

Skilled trades in Michigan's high schools are beginning to gather more attention as companies become increasingly vocal about effective workforce development. In this segment, Karl interviews automotive technology teacher, Joe Hart, from Chippewa Valley High School in Macomb County.

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K-12 Manufacturing Tools Support STEM in Traverse Bay Area Schools

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
October 14, 2015 4:30 PM

Bringing learning experiences centered around manufacturing and STEM education are at the heart of a very dedicated team in the Traverse City Intermediate School District and community.

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Big STEM Efforts and Big Pride in Big Rapids!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
October 12, 2015 7:30 PM

The Mecosta-Osceola Math, Science and Technology Center in Big Rapids, Michigan, is aptly directed by Larry Wynn. In this interview, Karl notes Larry's enthusiasm about the student engagement in the regional Science Fair, and the invaluable partnership they have with Ferris State University.

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Survivors and Thrivers: Career and Technology Education Part Three

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
October 5, 2015 3:30 PM

Survivors and Thrivers: Career and Technology Education at “The William D” in Wayne-Westland!

There is much discussion these days about the importance of skilled trades and the role of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Michigan. In this three part series, Karl interviews three veteran and amazing teachers from the William D. Ford Career Tech Center in the Wayne-Westland Public Schools.

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