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Founder and Senior Partner, Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES)

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Director, STEM Next


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STEM Learning Ecosystems Recognized in $52 Billion Plan to Reinvigorate Economy Research, development and innovation are key priorities in bipartisan legislation
August 1, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – STEM Learning Ecosystems have been cited in the $52 billion federal CHIPS and Science ACT 2022 which was signed into law Saturday to strengthen the economy by fostering innovation, research and development. STEM Learning Ecosystems will be eligible to apply for funding from NSF for a new K-12 STEM grant program that scales up best practices in […]

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STEM Learning Ecosystems Move to Self-Governance; Initiative Demonstrates Global Power of Collaboration
January 12, 2022

Leaders plan future of 100 communities committed to STEM learning for all New York, NY – The STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice (SLECoP), launched as an initiative supported by philanthropy, is moving to sustainability with the appointment of 16 leaders from across the globe to serve as members of the newly formed Leadership Coordinating Council (LC2.) Supported by the […]

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‘Planet, People, Prosperity’ The First In-Person Gathering of STEM Learning Ecosystems Since 2020
August 31, 2021

Michigan selected out of 94 global STEM Ecosystems to host the international convening set for June 20-22, 2022. BAY CITY, MICHIGAN – “Planet, People, Prosperity” the first in-person convening of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice is planned for June 20 to June 22, 2022 in Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region, home of one of the nation’s most successful […]

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STEM Learning Ecosystems Holds Its First-Ever ‘Interactive’ Virtual Convening
October 16, 2020

The STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice convening will draw top thinkers, leaders from across the world to learn and share CYBERSPACE — Oct. 16, 2020 — Nearly 600 STEM leaders from across the world will join a virtual convening of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice Oct. 19 to Oct. 21 on an interactive platform where attendees create […]

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‘Superintendents Share’ Set for Tuesday, March 24
March 19, 2020

Superintendents To Offer Strategies, Fears, Hopes for Learning During Pandemic Three superintendents from across the country will join the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice in a webinar at 1 p.m. Eastern Tuesday, March 24 to share how they are supporting teachers, students and community during the pandemic. Pedro Martinez, superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District; Brian Brotschul, […]

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STEM at Home
March 17, 2020

The STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice, a global network of STEM leaders, have pulled together to release STEM@Home™, a series of tools intended to help families keep learning going for their children while school and out-of-school activities are suspended.

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US and Mexico Join Forces for Global STEM Summit
January 13, 2020

San Antonio is location for March 2020 convening of STEM Learning Ecosystems   SAN ANTONIO – In 2018, the San Antonio-based Alamo STEM Ecosystem partnered with Mexico’s Movimiento STEM in a separate yet collaborative competitive application process eventually leading to both being selected as part of the international STEM Learning Ecosystem (SLE). It was the bi-national initiative and San Antonio’s […]

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NSF Grant will Boost Racial & Ethnic Diversity in STEM Higher Education
September 17, 2019

CLEVELAND, OH. Sept 17, 2019 – A University of Pittsburgh multidisciplinary research team, which includes the STEM Learning Ecosystem Community of Practice (SLECoP), have been chosen to create a network of precollege programs with accreditation standards to boost college enrollment for underrepresented students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math. The National Science Foundation awarded a $10 million INCLUDES Alliance […]

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STEM Learning Ecosystems grows by more than 20 percent
April 3, 2019

Communities, including entire states, join collaborative education movement; New Ecosystems eager to change the way students learn, educators teach (New Orleans — April 3, 2019 –) The STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice, SLECoP, today announced it has selected 15 new ecosystems to join the global movement of leaders devoted to dramatic improvement in how students learn. This 20 percent […]

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TIES Releases a Request for Information about Existing Asset Mapping Tools
March 21, 2019

TIES, the manager and operator of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice (SLECoP), is seeking information about existing asset mapping tools that might be customized for use by the 85 communities, across the world, that make up the SLECoP. The SLECoP provides the architecture for the 85 ecosystems to share strategies and best practices for offering all young people […]

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