To support the design and cultivation of STEM Learning Ecosystems across the country, a team of STEM and cross-sector collaboration experts will provide technical assistance and coaching individualized to the needs of each community. The Initiative will match each selected site with a consultant based on the site’s specific needs. The consultant will support in the development of each STEM Learning Ecosystem, act as the primary contact for the site, and maintain contact through monthly calls and site visits.
National Communities of Practice Convenings
The STEM Funders Network hosts bi-annual National Community of Practice convenings for all participating STEM Learning Ecosystems.
The Community of Practice provides the key platform for a national and regional peer-to-peer professional learning network for communities to share information and expertise. Participants help shape the agenda for the convenings with access to STEM and cross-sector collaboration experts from across the country.
In addition, communities will have the opportunity to participate in monthly Community of Practice phone calls/web-based meetings with national, state and regional speakers (including grantmakers, STEM experts, cross-collaboration experts, and education policy experts) and maintain communication and share resources through a web-based platform.