STEM Learning Ecosystems Blog
Learn more about what’s happening in our STEM Learning Ecosystems across the country.
Advice from trailblazers and strategies to elevate the role of women in science. Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan, the first woman to walk in space, shared that in college she was “forced” to take two science courses. This revelation shocked the more than 400 attendees of the Fall convening of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice, held in Cleveland, OH in […]
“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 […]