STEM Learning Ecosystems Blog
Learn more about what’s happening in our STEM Learning Ecosystems across the country.
“The marvelous thing about a good question is that it shapes our identity as much by asking it as it does by the answering.” – David Whyte For those who know me, you’re about to laugh when I say this – I’m all about the answers sometimes. And I usually want those answers quickly. I live in NYC and fast-paced […]
By Kathleen Schofield, Executive Director, Northeast Florida’s STEM2 Hub On a sunny Saturday morning, the last place you would expect to find our STEM team would be at a football field nestled beside the Police Athletic League in Jacksonville, but that is exactly where we were – The Calais Campbell – Jax PAL -STEM Football Camp. At the camp, sponsored […]
Members of STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice from across the world recently gathered in historic New Orleans to share ideas and best practices in STEM education. Here is a compilation of their thoughts and ideas. Do you have other ideas for family engagement in education? Share your thoughts on Twitter and tag us @STEMEcosystems.
By Alyssa Briggs Director, STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice I was a lucky parent. I was almost always able to align my work schedule to attend parent-teacher conferences, concerts, plays and the all-important “Family Night.” My daughter, Jessie, wasn’t always happy when I showed up and it took time for me to understand why. When she was in […]
What If – Reflecting about our early experiences in STEM Working for improvements for girls today By Veronica Gonzales I couldn’t believe I had scored a 5 on my AP Biology exam. I had studied for weeks for the test and it felt like all of my hard work had finally paid off. The next day, I proudly told […]
I almost fell out of my chair when I got the email – “Yes, I’ll speak.” Walter Isaacson had just agreed to deliver the keynote address at the bi-annual convening of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice (SLECoP) Convening April 4 in New Orleans. I was excited to share the news on our team call later that day, “There […]
Eric Meyer of the San Diego STEM Ecosystem and Emily Dilger of the Bay Area STEM Ecosystem have been helping lead the California delegation planning for the November 14- 16 STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice Convening. With the rich and unique backgrounds that they bring to their work, those attending the Fall convening are in for a special treat. Meyer […]
STEM-NM gained inspiration and ideas from another Ecosystem program to engages students and families in practical, job-related math activities. In the question and answers below, Allison Brody, a leader of the STEM-NM ecosystem, shares details about how the program operates. Be sure to visit the resource library on the STEM Learning Ecosystem Community of Practice website for more details about […]