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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 15: Future Proofing Higher Education and the STEM Pipeline

Ep. 15 - Future Proofing Higher Education and the STEM Pipeline The movement to transform education in line with the imperatives of the 21st century is a global phenomenon in which worldwide technological and economic forces collide with national culture and local institutions and customs. In this show, host Dave Goldberg gets two views from Canada. In particular, Dave interviews H.…

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#BigBeacon Twitter chat – Nov 11 – The Engine of Change: Illuminating the Power of Intrapreneurship

We are dedicating our next Twitter chat to illuminating the power of intrapreneurship. We’ll discuss what engineering colleges are doing to cultivate intrapreneurs, the ten commandments of intrapreneurship, and discuss how the entrepreneurial mindset is what supercharges these engines within companies. For many, the phrase “entrepreneurial mindset” sparks thoughts of startups and new ventures, but the entrepreneurial mindset is bigger…

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#BigBeacon Twitter Chat – Nov 4 – Resilience in the Face of Failure

Join Students for a Whole New Education on Wednesday, November 4 at 8pm ET for our chat about: Resilience in the Face of Failure   Students face numerous academic pressures and challenges in college. Learning to overcome these obstacles is a key component of our education. But often, we don’t provide students with spaces to discuss these issues. There’s a culture…

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#BigBeacon Twitter Chat – Oct 28 – Engineering in Elementary Schools

K-5 students already have the qualities of great innovators problem solvers, but traditional rote-learning environments can often stifle young learners’ natural curiosity, engagement, and confidence. Bringing hands-on, relevant learning to K-5 classrooms through engineering activities, projects, and problems, however, can empower students to embrace their exploratory nature and stay excited about discovery – now and for years to come. And…

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#BigBeacon Twitter chat – Oct 21 – The Voice of the Student

Oct 21 Twitter Chat - The Voice of the Student We preach to our students that it is important to consider the audience. But do we do this as instructors? Do we really listen to the voices of our students? Perhaps we should do more listening and less preaching? In this week's #BigBeacon Twitter chat we will get to hear…

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#BigBeacon Twitter chat – Oct 14 – Engineering Equity into Education

Culture shapes our biases and beliefs about people based on their age, gender, race, language, (dis)ability, or income level, often without our realization. We communicate our biases in our world, often unknowingly, through micromessages. The accumulation of micromessages over time impacts a person’s belief in his or her own ability to be successful in a course, class, college, and career.…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 9: Documentary to Transform Higher Ed

Ep. 9 -The Making of a Documentary to Transform Higher Education: LET ME DO IT Transforming higher education from a culture of expertise and obedience to one that balances expertise and support is critical to unleashing courageous learners to the possibilities in the world and their lives. But the shift required is large, and transforming the master narrative of education…

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Looking for an Educational Transformer at UTEC

Job Opportunity in Lima, Peru! UTEC (Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología) is looking for a Director of their Learning Center. Requirements Ph.D degree in Engineering, Higher Education or in related fields. Five or more years of combined experience in the industry or learning centers is required. Engineering background would be preferable, but exceptional candidates from other fields will also be…

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#BigBeacon Twitter chat – Sept 30 – The Need for Whole Engineers

Five years ago, I (Pamela Rogalski) was working as an industry engineer, managing risk, and only considering community impact in volunteer work and over beers after the end of the end of the work day. I saw a growing need to integrate community impact work and engineering design work and co-founded a community of professional working at the cutting edge…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 8: Leadership Coaching in Higher Ed

Ep. 8 - The Leadership Coaching Revolution in Higher Education The use of leadership coaches has exploded in corporations and other organizations. Eric Schmidt and Bill Gates say “everyone needs a coach,” and increasingly in the C-suite, almost everyone has one. And the reasons for this growth are becoming clearer. When individuals are coached, they become more effective with improvements…

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