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Learn more about what’s happening in our STEM Learning Ecosystems across the country.

Excerpts from Our Live Tweetchat on April 10, 2018
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Tell others about STEM Learning Ecosystems and Win a $1500 Trip!
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STEM Ecosystems Fall Conference Giveaway

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Ecosystem Spotlight: How Pennsylvania Ecosystems Are Guiding the State to Thoughtful, Practical STEM Education Policies
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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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5 Things We Want to Know – Judd R. Pittman
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Judd Pittman is Special Consultant to the Secretary of Education for STEM, Pennsylvania Department of Education. What’s your background? I took a meandering pathway. B.S. Juniata College in Ecology, M.S. Virginia Tech in Forest Ecology, M.ED. Eastern University in Multi-Cultural Education. Eight years as a public school science teacher in Harrisburg City School District, three years as an Educational Consultant […]

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STEM Learning Ecosystems at SXSW, March 5, 2018
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See how #STEMEcosystems make education relevant to increase student success. Presentation at SXSW EDU on March 5, 2018. Download the Presentation. 

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Ecosystem Spotlight – St. Louis Regional STEM Learning Ecosystem (STEMSTL)
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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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5 Things We Want to Know – Sherita Haigler
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Sherita Haigler is the Director of the St. Louis Regional STEM Learning Ecosystem. Official job title: Catalyst! Learn more about the work of STEMSTL here. What drew you to work in the STEM education field? At this stage in my life and career, I wanted to do something meaningful that would have an impact in my community. What a better […]

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Mentoring Programs from Across the Ecosystems
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Mentoring: a relationship in which an experienced person assists another in developing specific skills and knowledge to enhance the less-experienced person’s professional and personal growth. January is National Mentoring Month. STEM Ecosystems build bridges between schools and their communities and put strong mentoring programs in place. This helps students with their education and gives them an understanding of what careers […]

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5 Things We Want to Know – Jan Morrison
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Jan Morrison, Co-Designer and Director of STEM Learning Ecosystems and Founder and President of Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES) What’s your background? I was born into STEM—both parents were hot shot STEMists. My favorite teacher was Ms. Amodae, a fireball biology teacher. I taught STEM subjects for 35 years in various locations throughout the country. I founded the […]

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Ecosystem Spotlight: A Report on the Entire Community of Practice
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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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