STEM Learning Ecosystems Blog
Learn more about what’s happening in our STEM Learning Ecosystems across the country.
On October 17-18, representatives from all 36 Ecosystems met in Denver to share best practices and advance the Community of Practice. Highlights included a robust conversation on the importance of computer science education for all, Ecosystem presentations on E2E success stories, Practice Group meetings and an interactive communications workshop. We were also honored to hear from keynote speaker Marc Morial, […]
The Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway initiative is built on the belief that school systems, individual schools, departments and teachers can improve their STEM education practices through a positive, collaborative approach. Designed to help the widest possible range of school districts and schools adopt best practices in STEM education, the Pathway includes assessment and planning tools for schools and districts; support […]
Kudos to San Diego EcosySTEM partner, Fleet Science Center, for a successful first year of their latest initiative, “52 Weeks of Science.” 52 Weeks of Science, a yearlong celebration of STEM, brings fun and exciting science-based activities and opportunities to residents in Barrio Logan and Logan Heights. Nearly 60 science, cultural, educational and community partners contribute to these events—a number […]
What happens when a foundation offers a one-year, $25,000 grant to a network of STEM educators and leaders? It shouldn’t be surprising that the answer is: innovation. The NYC STEM Education Network was formed in 2012 with about 30 STEM learning providers, STEM-rich cultural institutions, city agencies, and youth-serving organizations that offered school-based after-school programs. The Pinkerton Foundation, which provided […]
Ventura County STEM – Highlighting a federal program providing free passes to national parks for fourth graders across the country in 2016, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Representative. Lois Capps of Santa Barbara distributed free park passes to more than 90 fourth graders from the Grace Thille School in Santa Paula as they headed on a boat trip to Channel […]
The National Science Foundation’s INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) is a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering discovery and innovation by proactively seeking and effectively developing STEM talent from all sectors and groups in our society. By facilitating partnerships, communication and cooperation, NSF aims to […]