About Ten80 Education
Ten80 is a team of STEM, education and business professionals dedicated to cultivating a STEM Ecosystem that unites and inspires the next generation of entrepreneurial thinkers and innovators, empowering ALL students to thrive in a world of constant innovation.
Ten80’s first engineer-educator teams formed in the late 1990’s to champion Project-Based Learning that Doesn’t Forget the Learning through professional development. Over the last 20+ years, through NSF grants, longitudinal studies and K-12 educators, Ten80 has developed a comprehensive, data-driven philosophy and framework for STEM education that can engage and serve all students.
Today Ten80 is a leader in STEM Education, named one of four Exemplary and Ready-to-Scale Initiatives by Change the Equation & STEMWorks. K-12 schools, organizations and networks partner with Ten80 to initiate a comprehensive STEM system or strengthen existing programs through:
- Collaboration = Professional Development, Educator Mentoring & Coalition-Building
- Curriculum = Modular design to supplement existing curriculum or be the sole, standards-based curriculum
- Kick-Offs & Competition = STEM Tour & National STEM League competitions to reinforce the habits of mind, concepts and skills cultivated through the curriculum.
Read about Ten80’s Philosophy & Framework for all of these key activities (page is being updated, Aug 2017) .e
Ten80 envisions a society of creative, agile problem-solvers who are inspired and prepared to thrive together through constant innovation and teamwork.
Learning is no longer preparation for the job; it is the job.
Today’s students will live in a future in which they invent and reinvent their work, team up to solve problems, develop new knowledge, and continuously acquire new skills.*
Whether living at the tech frontier, leading a new community initiative or seeking political solutions, innovative thinking toward a common goal is the key to unlocking a society that thrives in this future.
* NCTAF, 2011, p.4