Caroline McCullen

Caroline McCullen is the Director of Education Initiatives at SAS Institute. As a Former National Technology Teacher of the Year, she continues to pursue her greatest passions: supporting activities and organizations that inspire excellence in education and helping schools harness innovative uses of technology to engage students and improve instruction. Her most recent projects focus on science, technology engineering, and mathematics (STEM). She continues to work with the SAS Programming for High School course, the Triangle High Five Math Collaborative, and other activities related to excellence in math and technology. She serves on the advisory boards of numerous education organizations, such as the NC Science, Technology and Math Center; Public School Forum; NC Center for After-School Programs; the Governor’s Talent and Workforce Development Committee; and Wake Education Partnership. She holds a B.A. in English with a minor in education from Florida State University and a M.S. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with a focus on technology from Nova Southeastern University, but she continues to learn every day from teachers and students as they use technology to innovate.

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When is being “common” a good thing?

The word “common” is often used in a derogatory way, but the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) may be the best thing to happen in education in the last decade.  The states and the National Governors’ Association led this initiative to establish a common framework for math and English curriculum

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Where is the STEM Talent?

In a recent post on Forbes' Blog SAS Spurned IBM, Now to Win!, the blogger quoted SAS CEO Jim Goodnight expressing confidence about the future of SAS, but concern over the lack of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) graduates coming out of US universities. Goodnight confides that his biggest worry is the ability to hire the

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Are we forgetting the “T” in STEM?

The buzz word in education these days is STEM, the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Across the United States, educators are stressing the importance of STEM and states are launching huge STEM initiatives. Most of these efforts emphasize science, engineering or math, but few emphasize the powerful “T,”