Guest Post via @wmjackson: Developing Black Superheroes through STEM and STEAM Education

Developing Black Superheroes through STEM and STEAM Education
William Jackson, M.Ed.
Edward Waters College – Educational Technology and Social Media
Graduate of South Carolina State University
and instructor with Edward Waters College
Summer camp at America’s Little Leaders
in Jacksonville, Florida 


The educational matrix is changing to infuse hands
on learning and cognitive development that is building
thought leaders and content developers. Ours is a
“knowledge based” economy and if people of color
and culture are not at the tables of STEM and
STEAM educational development they will not have
any economic power or equality because they will
lack the skills to contribute
in the areas of economic development.

Many people talk about sitting at the economic,
educational,  political and commerce tables of
global influence, people of color and culture are
quickly learning if they are not at the
tables of influence in creating opportunities of
employment and global contribution they will
be eaten by those that command
the tables and make the decisions what is on
the menu to consume or discard in the garbage
cans of the world of technological
growth and development.


Children of color and culture are being challenged
because the traditional jobs of the past that require
hands on agricultural and industrial works are fading.
Dyeing are the careers of  physical labor that African
Americans at one time could obtain to support
themselves and their families. What is required now
are “thinking, reasoning, application and
development skills.

STEM, STEAM, STREAM and the other acronyms
that are used to describe the work related skills and
abilities should not be foreign terms to those of color
and culture. They should be household words connected
to employment, empowerment
and educational growth that leads to economic equality.


This video is developed from a project that I created
for children of color and culture to embrace their future
visions of  productivity and embracing their strengths
and great potential to contribute to the world.

Teaching children of color and culture that they do have a
place in this nation and the world. They are creating their
visions of empowerment, engagement and contribution to


Developing Black Superheroes through STEM
and STEAM Education

Barrington Irving speaks on STEM and
Literacy of students



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