Ten years ago, the world was a different place. Our education system must keep up with the dizzying pace of change, and it must prepare our students to tackle big challenges and opportunities like climate change, cybersecurity, world hunger, healthcare, space travel, and others.
So, how do we prepare our next generation of students today to be the scientists, engineers, and technologists of tomorrow in a world that is changing so quickly? That’s the question we ask at Ignited. It’s why we do what we do. We believe the answer lies in connecting companies like Facebook with our community’s most powerful resource—teachers—to enable the world’s best research institutions to shape education by giving teachers hands-on experience in 21st century skills.
Having teachers experience the process Facebook uses to approach its pioneering work in VR aligns perfectly with our goal to further STEM education. It also keeps teachers knowledgeable about, and excited by, new ways of presenting information.