Ecosystem Spotlight

Category: Ecosystem Spotlight

Partnering to Change the GAME ~ Infusing STEM into Football Camps
Ecosystem Spotlight, From the Field

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 […]

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Highway to STEM Begins with a Good On Ramp
Ecosystem Spotlight, Guest Author

By Xan Black, Executive Director of the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance The Journey Thanks to the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Overdeck Foundation and the Harvard PEAR Institute, the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance (TRSA) had a chance to take a long look at our STEM journey.  We had the chance to invite outside experts into our living room […]

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Ecosystem Spotlight: STEM-NM New Mexico’s Nationally Designated STEM Learning Ecosystem
Ecosystem Spotlight

STEM-NM gained inspiration and ideas from another Ecosystem program to engages students and families in practical, job-related math activities. In the question and answers below, Allison Brody, a leader of the STEM-NM ecosystem, shares details about how the program operates. Be sure to visit the resource library on the STEM Learning Ecosystem Community of Practice website for more details about […]

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Ecosystem Spotlight: MetroWest STEM Education Network Joins SLECoP
Ecosystem Spotlight

The new Ecosystem and its leaders have energy, goals, and seek guidance. By training, Irene Porro is a physicist with a PhD in Space Science and Technology. By practice, she is a conductor – bringing together people with different expertise to work for a shared goal of promoting equity and diversity in STEM fields. And by philosophy, she is committed […]

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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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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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Ecosystem Spotlight: A Report on the Entire Community of Practice
Ecosystem Spotlight

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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Ecosystem Spotlight: Chief Science Officers
Ecosystem Spotlight

How often do students get the opportunity to be engaged in their education? Seems like a silly question – aren’t they ALWAYS engaged in it, every time they attend a class or work on homework? Yes. But the Chief Science Officers program is providing a way for youth to be immersed in the development of educational science, technology, engineering, and […]

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Ecosystem Spotlight: Cape Cod Regional STEM Network
Ecosystem Spotlight

Teacher-in-Residence Program Yields Stronger Lessons Grounded in Real-World Application The Cape Cod Regional STEM Network brings together educators, school districts, business and industry partners, and community members who share a commitment to inspiring and supporting young people’s interest and achievement in STEM learning and careers. This summer, the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network completed the second year of the Teacher-in-Residence […]

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Ecosystem Spotlight: Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub
Ecosystem Spotlight

Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub building local STEM programs with AT&T Aspire grant and involvement of business leaders The Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub is a not-for-profit entity dedicated to accelerating the growth of STEM initiatives (and measured outcomes) in the Northeast Florida region. The STEM2 Hub was awarded a $40,000 Aspire Grant from AT&T earlier this year to implement science, technology, engineering, […]

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