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Putting the Learner in the Center: Engaging Youth in Ecosystem Design
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A summary from three members of the STEM Ecosystem National Community of Practice How can we truly understand learners’ perspectives to fully engage youth in the design of our movements and programs? The STEM Ecosystem approach puts the learner at the center, but explicit effort is needed to actually incorporate youth ideas and views. Why spend this extra time and […]

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STEM Learning Ecosystems National Community of Practice Update
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The STEM Funders Network hosts bi-annual National Community of Practice convenings for all participating STEM Learning Ecosystems. The Community of Practice creates a peer-to-peer professional learning network; participants help shape the meeting agenda to ensure its relevance. The most recent Convening took place in Tampa on April 24-25. Here are some key takeaways: Julie Stolzer, Director STEM Learning Ecosystems & […]

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Quality Community Engagement
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There are currently 37 STEM Learning Ecosystems across the country. The Ecosystems are cross-sector networks that operate in different environments with different objectives, but all agree on the importance of understanding community needs. Responding to requests from the varying Ecosystems, we recently hosted a webinar focused on community listening and engagement. Here are a few highlights. Dr. Emily Dilger, Bay […]

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STEM Ecosystems Collaborate at Denver Convening
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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, […]

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Congratulations to Queens 20/20 and the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative on their successful NSF INCLUDES proposals!
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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 […]

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