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Ninth Grade Insights on COVID-19
STEM Thoughts

It’s hard to believe that just a few short weeks ago all 89 communities of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice were together for our bi-annual Convening in San Antonio, Texas. Together, …

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We all have a role in responding to the COVID-19 crisis
STEM Thoughts

Dale Robinson Anglin By Dale Robinson Anglin, Program Director, Youth, Health & Human Services, Cleveland Foundation   The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life as we know it here in the U.S. As a lo …

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HOPE: LOST and Found!
STEM Thoughts

Dr. Calvin Mackie By Dr. Calvin Mackie, STEM NOLA Do you remember where you were on September 11, 2001? Do you remember the horrific images of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005? Do you rememb …

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Wisdom from students
Convening, From the Field

San Antonio Convening of STEM Learning Ecosystems taps ideas from those closest to learning. More than 30 students attended and spoke at the semi-annual convening of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Commu …

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Science dictates policy in San Antonio, Texas
From the Field

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg Tuesday told more than 500 members of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice that “Here in San Antonio, Science dictates policy.” His comments came a day af …

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‘You don’t take a white boy and put him on your brochure’
From the Field

Bobb was one of three speakers on a keynote panel, “Inventing Tomorrow: Cultivating a New Generation of Problem Solvers,” sponsored by the Lemelson Foundation with support from Qualcomm Foundation. Bo …

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STEM According to Mr. Rogers
Guest Author

By Jeremy Shorr, Director of Digital Innovation and Early Learning for TIES “The most important learning is the ability to accept and expect mistakes, and deal with the disappointments that they bring …

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Gearing up for San Antonio – Tips from Locals
From the Field

When you come to San Antonio in March for the Spring 2020 Convening of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice, you can expect to experience a city that is truly multi-cultural, vibrant and …

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Women Living STEM
From the Field

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 scien …

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Questions to Form Our Identity
From the Field

“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 …

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