Thank you to U.S. Cellular for allowing me to be a member of their Blogger Brigade. All opinions and my love for technology are 100% my own. Be sure to take a look at this Parent-Child Agreement if you’re looking to set some ground rules for cellular use within your family this holiday season.
You’ve heard people say over and over again how today’s youth are our future and it’s the truth. I mean my kids grasp on to new technology so easily it’s mind blowing. A new gadget that takes me days or weeks to learn my 13 year old son can operate within minutes and with no instructions. My 4 year old daughter can operate
my her IPad (“ice pad”) better than I can. My Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, yeah they’ve got that down as well.
I think technology should be a huge part of our kids’ education because that’s simply the the direction the world is going and there’s no getting around that. Problem is, I have no idea where to start teaching my kids about things like technology and engnineering because while I do pretty good at staying in the know, I’ll admit they already grasp some things better, or at least faster, than I do. It’s for that reason, I think it’s extremely cool that U.S. Cellular agrees and is commited to helping educate youth on careers in engineering. How many other major brands can you say that about?
Did you know that U.S. Cellular actually gets out there with our youth by visiting schools and providing topline insight into how U.S. Cellular’s network functions? What better way to get them interested in learning skills that will be useful throughout their future?!
National Engineers Week (Feb. 21-27)
To celebrate the 65th Anniversary of National Engineers Week, U.S. Cellular is working to help increase understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers by holding “Ask an Engineer” sessions at Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the country. The goal of U.S. Cellular’s “Ask an Engineer” sessions are to bring engineering to life for kids and show them the different career paths that are available with a technical or engineering education.
What a great way to motivate youth to explore career opportunities in engineering and to encourage a more diverse engineering workforce in the future. Without engineers and the technology they build, U.S. Cellular would not be able to provide its customers with national coverage and a high-quality network that works wherever they want to go. I mean as a child, what better than a hands-on look at how U.S. Cellular’s network operates to get you excited about learning even more!?
For youth or parents interested in learning more information about career opportunities in engineering, we recommend visiting the official National Engineers Week website at DiscoverE.org.
What do you think? Should technology be a big focus in modern day education? Would your kids be interested in learning how the U.S. Cellular network operates? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
If you’re looking to set some ground rules and talk about cell phone responsibility with your children, be sure to take a look at this Parent-Child Agreement to get the conversation going.
Heather lawrence saysFebruary 18, 2016 at 12:07 pm
As a mom to a very inquisitive little boy who already knows more about a computer than I do I think it’s really important that technology takes a much bigger role in our schools.
The world isn’t the same as when we were kids and they need that extra encouragement!
Jacqui saysFebruary 18, 2016 at 1:01 pm
I had no idea about National Engineers week, and my husband is an engineer! I’m going to check out the site, I’d love to see him volunteer for this! Thanks for the post letting me know about it.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy saysFebruary 18, 2016 at 1:13 pm
As a chemical engineer myself, I love hearing about Engineer Week! I’m always encouraging them to pursue their interests in math & science! 🙂 It’s amazing how quickly kids can get accustomed to cellular devices. My 2 and 4 year old both know how to operate my phone!
Heather saysFebruary 18, 2016 at 1:32 pm
I struggle with this too. It’s hard to limit screentime with the little ones! They do need to learn tech but I think they’re missing out on other things.
Tori Gabriel saysFebruary 18, 2016 at 2:02 pm
As much as I hate the idea of a future where all interaction is done online, it seems that is the way we are heading. It is important that our kids have access to technology at an early age. The trick is finding the balance.
Vicki saysFebruary 18, 2016 at 4:37 pm
I do believe technology should be a big focus in modern day education! When I look back to how far technology has grown since I was in high school….. its mind blowing!
Lisa saysFebruary 18, 2016 at 7:13 pm
You’re so right. My kids got tablets for Christmas, and they learn technology so fast that they’re ready for the next step up. I didn’t even know that there was a National Engineer’s Week.
Miles L. saysFebruary 18, 2016 at 9:26 pm
When I look at kids now, they are really living in a different world. Technology has made great advancements.
Franc Ramon saysFebruary 18, 2016 at 10:55 pm
I think years from now, technology would be an important skill. Kids who have a better grasp of them when they are younger would be more equipped. Though as in everything there should always be some limit and balance in the use of technology.
Jeanine saysFebruary 19, 2016 at 6:18 am
The world is such a different place than it was when I was younger, and I’m just 30. I limit screen time for my little ones and make sure to be more hands on and although I do think tech is super important right now, I think theres an age and time for it all.
Rebecca Swenor saysFebruary 19, 2016 at 7:25 am
I do think that the kids now days show learn all they can about technology in school. Kudos for U.S. Cellular teaching our kids about how the network works and about the youth engineering for our future.
Rebecca B. saysFebruary 19, 2016 at 8:05 am
I do think that technology be a big focus in modern day education!! I would love for my stepson to learn more about engineering, as well!
Miranda (Anosa) saysFebruary 19, 2016 at 2:52 pm
If there is one thing I seem to be going backwards in its catching up or even operating with these new technological advances but sounds awesome that U.S cellular goes into schools and teaches about modern technology etc.
coolchillmom saysFebruary 19, 2016 at 5:33 pm
Absolutely yes! Let’s include technology as much as we can in educatiom. Our children will hold jobs that we do not know of today 🙂
Jasmine Watts saysFebruary 20, 2016 at 5:21 am
When I look at kids now, they seems like living in different era!! Technology have changed everything!!
Britni saysFebruary 20, 2016 at 4:23 pm
Technology is so important these days. I think it is neat that they come into schools and help the kids learn the how to use modern technology. Sometimes I think my kids know more than I do!
Lisa Rios saysFebruary 20, 2016 at 9:25 pm
I am not even aware about a National Engineer week so far. But I agree with technology on its high our kids are learning things so fast than we did & I think it is best for current education system as well.
April Decheine saysFebruary 21, 2016 at 12:22 pm
That is a great career to focus on, my son went to college and studied engineering. Technology is so important to learn all the aspects about it.