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STEM in Action Partnership

Posted By Lisa H, Tuesday, March 10, 2015

“As the world gets more connected, it also gets more complex. We now operate on a global scale, and our job in education is to help learners develop knowledge, skills, and abilities to thrive in this new environment”, says Jaime Casap, Global Education Evangelist at Google, Inc. “We are preparing them to solve global problems we haven’t defined yet, using technology that hasn’t been invented, in roles that do not exist. We need to continually iterate education in pursuit of making it a powerful, effective, and engaging learning experience.” Jaime ‘evangelizes’ the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of creating powerful learning models. This made him the perfect featured speaker for the STEM In Action Partnership (SIAP) for the Sierra Vista Area’s free community event, ‘Iterating Education’ that was held last Wednesday.

This event was produced through the STEM In Action Partnership, centralized in the city of Sierra Vista. SIAP collaborates with businesses, educators, and organizations to create business engagement opportunities, strengthen teacher effectiveness, and integrate STEM into the local schools throughout Cochise County. Their work with businesses is designed to increase their contributions to STEM education in sustainable and meaningful ways, ultimately improving workforce development. It is a natural partnership, then to feature Jaime, as he works with the Google for Education Team and educational organizations around the world, helping them find ways to continuously improve the quality of education by utilizing and enabling technology capabilities. In addition to his role at Google, Jaime serves on the Board of Directors for Science Foundation Arizona, New Global Citizens, Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, and serves as an advisor to dozens of organizations focused on education and access, including South by Southwest EDU (SXSWedu,) and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Jaime is a council member of the GSV Advisors as well.

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