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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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A Veteran’s New Mission: “Priority-STEM!”

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
August 31, 2018 6:00 PM

After serving our country for 26 years in the military, Gary Reynolds chose to further support our communities by focusing on STEM education through a marvelous underwater robotics program.  Engaging people between the ages of 5 and 85, his expansive variety of programs can be integrated into any number of formats.  Offerings to Scout camps, summer STEM camps, college initiatives, museum programming and more, Gary and his team have touched thousands of students and adults throughout Michigan and surrounding states.

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From Portage to Professional: Zoe Zlomek is Michigan Talent!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
July 31, 2018 2:00 PM

Karl Klimek returns with another great interview. Not many high school graduates delay starting their university experience due to invitations to work at a global technology company. Zoe Zlomek did just that as she accepted the opportunity offered by Johnson and Johnson and gained even more first-class experience toward her career pathway of biomedical engineering.

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Escape Games Build Brains!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
June 22, 2018 12:00 PM

From an informal education perspective, the rising Escape Games movement offers a unique way to challenge your thinking and problem solving abilities.  Robert Cook, founder and owner of ESC by Design enhances these venues by creating custom props and adventure environments.  Utilizing 3-D printers, micro-technology and his creative spirit, Robert is setting out to have his small business broaden the learning experiences at as many locations as possible.

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Chelsey’s Fishing Story: The Ezra Project!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
June 22, 2018 11:00 AM

Examples of neighborly acts often go un-celebrated in our society.  As a freshman at Stockbridge High School, Chelsey Asquith approached long-time family friends to offer an idea that would positively impact their young son.  Ezra has a birth defect that limits his ability to fully experience his love of fishing.  That limitation is now being minimized.

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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 9:00 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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