Ecosystem Spotlight

Category: Ecosystem Spotlight

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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Ecosystem Spotlight – St. Louis Regional STEM Learning Ecosystem (STEMSTL)
February 20, 2018 · Ecosystem Spotlight

How TIES is using the Engineering Design Process to Increase Local STEM Access for all Learners By Sarah Koebley, PhD Manager, STEM Learning Ecosystems National Community of Practice In communities all across North America (and beyond), STEM Learning Ecosystems are working hard to improve teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). TIES, the Teaching Institute for Excellence […]

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Ecosystem Spotlight: A Report on the Entire Community of Practice
January 22, 2018 · Ecosystem Spotlight

As the calendar turns over and a new year begins, like many of you, we’re envisioning new plans and successes. It’s also a good time to look back and evaluate where we’ve been. This month, instead of spotlighting a single Ecosystem, we’d like to share the broad perspective of the entire STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative. The driving principle behind the […]

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Ecosystem Spotlight: Chief Science Officers
December 17, 2017 · Ecosystem Spotlight

How often do students get the opportunity to be engaged in their education? Seems like a silly question – aren’t they ALWAYS engaged in it, every time they attend a class or work on homework? Yes. But the Chief Science Officers program is providing a way for youth to be immersed in the development of educational science, technology, engineering, and […]

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Ecosystem Spotlight: Cape Cod Regional STEM Network
November 3, 2017 · Ecosystem Spotlight

Teacher-in-Residence Program Yields Stronger Lessons Grounded in Real-World Application The Cape Cod Regional STEM Network brings together educators, school districts, business and industry partners, and community members who share a commitment to inspiring and supporting young people’s interest and achievement in STEM learning and careers. This summer, the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network completed the second year of the Teacher-in-Residence […]

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Ecosystem Spotlight: Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub
October 12, 2017 · Ecosystem Spotlight

Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub building local STEM programs with AT&T Aspire grant and involvement of business leaders The Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub is a not-for-profit entity dedicated to accelerating the growth of STEM initiatives (and measured outcomes) in the Northeast Florida region. The STEM2 Hub was awarded a $40,000 Aspire Grant from AT&T earlier this year to implement science, technology, engineering, […]

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Ecosystem Spotlight: Mayes County STEM Alliance
September 8, 2017 · Ecosystem Spotlight

Regional Employer Needs Drive Ecosystem Development The Mayes County STEM Alliance is a collaborative initiative designed to ensure that youth in a rural northeast Oklahoma community have resources to discover and develop talents in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), then align those skills with local career opportunities. The Alliance is comprised of five public school districts, area employers, business […]

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Ecosystem Spotlight: Central OK STEM Alliance (COSTEMA)
August 7, 2017 · Ecosystem Spotlight

Leadership Academy in Oklahoma Helps Teachers Improve STEM Education and Career Readiness STEM is important in Oklahoma because as it stands now, 1,000 new STEM jobs will remain unfilled each year because too few adults across the state are qualified for the highly specialized science, technology, engineering, and math positions. Students who obtain a STEM education have the ability to […]

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Ecosystem Spotlight: STEM Guides Facilitate STEM Learning in Downeast Maine STEM Ecosystem
July 6, 2017 · Ecosystem Spotlight

“STEM Guides” are individuals who connect 10- to 18-year-old youth from rural Maine to out-of-school STEM learning opportunities that already exist in their communities, including after-school programs, clubs, camps, library activities, special events, contests, and competitions. All STEM Ecosystems involve active collaboration among schools, out-of-school programs, libraries, businesses, universities, and related organizations. But in rural areas, access to these diverse STEM […]

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ISEP Ecosystem Spotlight: Transforming Middle School Science and Engineering Teaching
May 24, 2017 · Ecosystem Spotlight

The Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership (ISEP) aims to transform how science is taught in the Buffalo Public Schools. Led by the University at Buffalo (UB), the focus of ISEP is the critical middle school experiences of students in science and engineering as they transition to high school. Teachers in high-needs schools have the opportunity to participate in hands-on labs […]

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