E-Space Classes

What, why, and how of community listening
October 25, 2021

We will share some of the ways we are listening to the community to focus the effort with STEM partners to support or implement community-identified interests.  We will share the good, the bad, and the ugly of our efforts, along with some practices we are engaged in to understand how the collaborative is working, the value it brings to partners, […]

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Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership in Western New York (ISEP) in Buffalo, NY Engages Immigrant Community Families with Fun in Physics
August 5, 2021

ISEP runs a program of after school physics activities on Friday afternoons as part of a SUNY Buffalo State College sponsored after school care and enrichment program. Each semester, about three hundred grades 3-8 children participated at an inner-city school location specializing in immigrant community families in the Buffalo Public School district. The paper linked describes the program in further […]

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STEM Teacher Externship Program – Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council
August 5, 2021

The Iowa STEM Teacher Externship program began in 2009 and to date has facilitated nearly 700 Externships throughout the State of Iowa. This 6-week summer program places teachers in STEM related businesses or organizations with the goal of immersing them into the worksite by solving problems and working on projects proposed by the Externship host. Well over 90% of our […]

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Iowa STEM Advisory Council launches 80 STEM BEST Programs
July 25, 2021

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council launched 80 STEM BEST® (Business Engaging Students and Teachers) Programs across the state since 2014, each building community collaborations involving school+business partnerships. Working side-by-side, teachers and industry professionals craft curriculum and projects that prepare elementary, middle, and high school students for exciting career pathways in the STEM fields of manufacturing, information technology, bioscience (agriculture […]

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Entrepreneurship with Aloha
July 10, 2021

Learn the story of the Shaka gesture, make aloha products, have a market day and become part of a movie on the Shaka. PBL, design-thinking, indigenous people, entrepreneurship & innovation curriculum. So fun! So redeeming! See Curriculum: https://shakafilm.com/curriculum/ See Film Trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dhmWZaxYOrQ Share the aloha this summer. Zoom Steve Sue into your classroom to tell the story of the Shaka. Take a field trip […]

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A Tale of Eight Ecosystems (and then some): Introducing Ecospheres!
June 27, 2021

Creating a statewide STEM Ecosystem seems like a big job… and it is! Because of a growing need for long-term sustainability and in response to COVID-19, in 2020 Pennsylvania’s 8 formal Ecosystems (and several other networks) joined together to form the Pennsylvania Statewide STEM Ecosystem (PSSE). In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, we have developed a vision, mission, […]

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Building and Sustaining Relationships with Business and Industry
June 8, 2021

How is your Ecosystem building and sustaining relationships with business and industry? Are your relationships thriving?Are you struggling? Download the PDF Strong partnerships are the key to building thriving Ecosystems and communities. Across K-12 districts, out of school providers, museums, governments and businesses, Ecosystems are forging relationships and helping build sustainable partnerships. We have spoken to so many of you […]

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Building Partnerships with a Banner of Gratitude – by Xan Black, Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance
May 2, 2021

Xan Black of the Tulsa Regional Alliance, gives her best advice on building genuine partnerships and reaching your goals. Grab a cup of coffee and learn with Xan. Read More See more at the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance website.

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Pairing Students’ Needs and Expertise With Those of Community Businesses and Organizations
April 14, 2021

Overview – This course offers the plan for how the NeoSTEM Ecosystem developed, designed, launched and iterated Wir’ED, a program that pays students for using their online skills to improve the digital presence of community businesses and organizations.  Learning Objectives – At the end of this course, ecosystem leaders will be able to: Form a plan for replication of Wir’ED […]

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