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We shine a light on the best schools, programs and teachers that are creating the next technologists –those who not only know how to use technology, but who understand how it works and apply it to help people overcome challenges.

 

From developing after-school IT programs for youth to sharing best practices in classroom IT training, we bring you the best in tech-based STEM programs, so that you can implement ideas in your own local area.

 

Exemplary Schools

Read about El Dorado High School in El Paso, Texas, where students willingly come in on Saturdays to learn more about and work with IT. Want to see the El Dorado students in action? View a video on how students get the training and certifications to graduate IT job ready – whether they are college bound or not.

 

GameChanger STEM Programs

Whether it’s developing after school IT programs for youth or sharing best practices in classroom-based IT training, our GameChanger video series highlights the best of tech-based STEM programs across the country. In two of our videos, learn lessons for a master teacher for attracting diverse students to IT and keeping them motivated and engaged.

 

More STEM Resources

Throughout preparing our NextUp initiative, we’ve done our own research, but there are also other helpful tools and research available from third parties which we’re happy to share:

 

Curriculum Development

 

Youth &Technology

 

Girls &Technology

 

Mentoring

Pathways Magazine

Do you really know what a technology career is like? Find out in Pathways Magazine.

 

 

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Many of the schools pursuing best practices in STEM are part of the CompTIA Authorized Academic Partner Program. CompTIA provides valuable tools and resources to assist schools in recruiting, training, certifying and upgrading the skills of their IT students. To join the program, fill out the online application at CompTIA.org/academy. There is no fee to join.

Have a suggestion on a school, program or teacher doing inspiration work in the tech part of STEM? Let us know.