I’ve been an educator for the last fifteen years. During that time, I have always made sure to encourage all of my students to reach for the stars and to strive to accomplish short-term and long-term goals. It is especially important to support students in pursuing careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) professions. I’m aware that there is indeed a shortage of inner-city, Latino, and female students who are going into these fields.
Science projects and classroom experiments are often the first opportunity that our children have to participate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related activities. But how can we encourage them to take a real interest in these subjects and to understand all of the opportunities that a STEM related career can provide?
On January 16th, Spare Parts will hit theaters nationwide. Spare Parts is based on a true story of four Latino students and their teacher on their quest for a shot at a national robotics contest. This inspirational film will offer parents and teachers a wonderful and engaging way to help get our kids talking about education.
And what better way to celebrate the release of this amazing film than with a fun and insightful Twitter Party with cast members including comedian-actor George Lopez, actor Carlos PenaVega who will share about their personal experiences and answer your questions. And there may be a few surprises along the way so you don’t want to miss it!
Twitter Party Details:
What: Latinos in STEM & Spare Parts Twitter Party
When: Monday, January 12th at 2:30 pm PST/5:30 pm EST
Where: Twitter Hashtags: #SprintSTEM #SpareParts
Who to Follow:
Let’s Discuss: What are some of the activities that you, as a child, or your children have had to participate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related activities?
Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with Sprint and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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