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Learn more about what’s happening in our STEM Learning Ecosystems across the country.

5 Things We Want to Know – Alyssa Briggs
May 30, 2018 · 5 Things We want to Know

Alyssa Briggs is the newly appointed Director of STEM Learning Ecosystems and Global Community of Practice 1. What’s your background? I spent the first part of my career as an investigative reporter. I was drawn to journalism because I believe that the media plays a critically important role in society and democracy. I worked on stories that I believe had […]

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5 Things We Want to Know – Debbi Stone
April 25, 2018 · 5 Things We want to Know

Debbi Stone is Vice President of Education at the Florida Aquarium and part of the Tampa Bay STEM Network In addition to the standard profiles of STEM leaders, this month we also asked for a summary of thoughts on the spring 2018 national STEM Learning Ecosystems convening. Debbi’s insights and profile follow. Your Audiences: Do You Have THEIR Voices? When […]

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5 Things We Want to Know – Eric Meyer
April 25, 2018 · 5 Things We want to Know

Eric Meyer is Assistant Director of Education at the Fleet Science Center and part of the San Diego Ecosystem In addition to the standard profiles of STEM leaders, this month we also asked for a summary of thoughts on the spring 2018 national STEM Learning Ecosystems convening. Eric’s insights and profile follow. The combination of the U.S. News STEM Solutions […]

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5 Things We Want to Know – Natasha Smith-Walker
April 25, 2018 · 5 Things We want to Know

Natasha Smith-Walker is the Executive Director, Project Exploration, in the Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative. In addition to the standard profiles of STEM leaders, this month we also asked for a summary of thoughts on the Spring 2018 national STEM Learning Ecosystems convening. Natasha’s insights and profile follow. At the Community of Practice Convening, one session, The Power of Partnerships: An […]

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Community of Practice Wrap-Up: STEM Ecosystems + STEM Solutions
April 25, 2018 · From the Field

Members of 56 regional STEM Learning Ecosystems across North America gathered in Washington DC in early April to share ideas and programs for education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). At the convening, members of the Ecosystems were able to exchange ideas from partners in their own areas as well as similar Ecosystems from across the country. Leaders from […]

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LEAD STEM Highlights
April 25, 2018 · From the Field

The inaugural Cohort of 21 LEAD STEM Fellows from across 19 STEM Learning Ecosystems came together for their third in-person meeting in Washington, DC, in advance of the Community of Practice. This dynamic group of STEM leaders is building STEM momentum which is leading to measurable outcomes for each of them individually as professionals, for their local communities through capstone […]

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Chief Science Officers in D.C.
April 25, 2018 · Guest Author

The Chief Science Officers program is providing a way for youth to be immersed in the development of educational science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities in and out of the classroom. Several CSOs from across the country attended the 2018 spring convening of the STEM Learning Ecosystems, offering student perspectives and learning more about how educational programs are formed and executed. Following are the […]

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Excerpts from Our Live Tweetchat on April 10, 2018
April 18, 2018 · Uncategorized

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Tell others about STEM Learning Ecosystems and Win a $1500 Trip!
March 27, 2018 · Uncategorized

STEM Ecosystems Fall Conference Giveaway

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Ecosystem Spotlight: How Pennsylvania Ecosystems Are Guiding the State to Thoughtful, Practical STEM Education Policies
March 16, 2018 · Ecosystem Spotlight

Contributed by Judd R. Pittman, Special Consultant to the Secretary of Education for STEM, Pennsylvania Department of Education ESSA, House Bill 833, Chapter 49 and School Code: these acronyms, bills, and phrases may mean little to some but are the “policy levers” that influence educational landscape in Pennsylvania for the foreseeable future. Wherever you are located, the educational climate is […]

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