Stakeholder Stories

Category: Stakeholder Stories

Meet Families Where They Are and Want to Be
Business/Industry Stories

Oklahoma’s MidAmerica STEM Alliance has locked business into a long term commitment to the community. Learn how all ecosystem partners, including business, families and education.

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Community Science Celebrations Appeal to All Ages
Family Stories, Ideabook, Out of School Stories

British Columbia’s ecosystem taps into the youthful enthusiasm of the community to bring families into the STEAM arena. Symbiosis sparks a family’s interest by using fun and celebration.

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Transforming STEM Education Access Challenges into Amazing Opportunities for Youth and Families
Ideabook, Out of School Stories, Post-secondary and Training Stories

Family Engagement Panel by Louisiana based organizations at the Spring 2019 STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice Convening in New Orleans, LA in April 2019. This panel showcased lessons learned from expanded education and post-secondary training programs in New Orleans and Baton Rouge working with vulnerable and/or underserved populations.

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Serious Play: Innovative Early Childhood STEM as a Priority in Louisiana Children’s Museums
Ideabook, Out of School Stories

A panel of leaders from children’s museums and science centers in Louisiana and New Mexico discuss how they use play to engage families and build awareness around STEM from early ages. Each organization - Explora from STEM-NM, the Sci-Port Discovery Center, and Knock Knock Children’s Museum - presents an overview of work, a hands on activity that families in their home communities complete together and a gallery walk activity for session participants with six questions and prompts.

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‘It Takes a Village’ is More Than a Saying
Out of School Stories

Families must be deeply engaged to ensure students’ success

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Playing cards, string and a never-ending commitment to family engagement
Family Stories, Out of School Stories

This ecosystem has discovered multiple creative solutions to bring STEM closer to families. Communication guides, at home activities and access to STEM career pathways are empowering families in greater Cincinnati.

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Transforming Headlines
Family Stories, Out of School Stories

Chicago’s ecosystem is developing cradle to career STEM experiences and opportunities in a neighborhood once considered a STEM desert. Leveraging trusted, local organizations and word of mouth, the Austin community is buzzing with STEM.

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Remake Learning, Pennsylvania – Building public awareness with constant,consistent messaging
Out of School Stories

The leaders of Remake Learning of Pittsburgh are active in posting regularly about the work of the ecosystem and their members. Publications are always available.

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Design, Build, Create – Early Childhood STEM Toolbox
Early Childhood Stories

Early Childhood STEM has its own unique set of challenges concerning developing curriculum and instructional strategies that are developmentally appropriate. The OC STEM initiative partnered with LEGO Education to create an “Early Childhood STEM Toolbox” complete with resources to help ecosystems launch programs in this space.

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An Interview with the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Early Childhood Stories

An Interview with Dr. Nikole Hollins-Sims, Educational Consultant, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) and Sarah Holland, Special Assistant for Family Engagement for the PA Department of Education and Department of Human Services.

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