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

Community of Practice Wrap-Up: STEM Ecosystems + STEM Solutions
From the Field

Members of 56 regional STEM Learning Ecosystems across North America gathered in Washington DC in early April to share ideas and programs for education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). At the convening, members of the Ecosystems were able to exchange ideas from partners in their own areas as well as similar Ecosystems from across the country. Leaders from […]

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LEAD STEM Highlights
From the Field

The inaugural Cohort of 21 LEAD STEM Fellows from across 19 STEM Learning Ecosystems came together for their third in-person meeting in Washington, DC, in advance of the Community of Practice. This dynamic group of STEM leaders is building STEM momentum which is leading to measurable outcomes for each of them individually as professionals, for their local communities through capstone […]

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Chief Science Officers in D.C.
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The Chief Science Officers program is providing a way for youth to be immersed in the development of educational science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities in and out of the classroom. Several CSOs from across the country attended the 2018 spring convening of the STEM Learning Ecosystems, offering student perspectives and learning more about how educational programs are formed and executed. Following are the […]

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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
Ecosystem Spotlight

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
5 Things We want to Know

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
From the Field

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)
Ecosystem Spotlight

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
5 Things We want to Know

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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