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Gerald Solomon
Executive Director, Samueli Foundation

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

Ron Ottinger
Director, STEM Next


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Join IBM SkillsBuild Cohort!
March 20, 2023

Are you a forward-thinking teacher looking for resources to give your classroom and students a competitive edge in our ever-changing world? If yes, this opportunity is for you! TIES is seeking educators to join a special cohort of forward-thinking teachers to pilot IBM SkillsBuild courses, share observations and offer courses to students they serve. IBM SkillsBuild is a free program of online […]

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The DI3 Collaborative…Powered by TIES
March 1, 2023

Design  Innovate  Incubate  Implement: A Center to Support Formal Education Institutions  TIES is seeking several forward-thinking school districts to join the DI3 Center! Our country’s business and industries need an innovative workforce not for tomorrow, but for today. Many are investing in curricula, modules and instructional materials that lead to certifications and/or stackable credentials with the kind of labor market […]

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AI Education Summit convenes education leaders to ready students for AI revolution
January 26, 2023

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–More than 100 education leaders from across the nation are expected to join a summit Thursday, January 26, 2023, in Washington, D.C. to explore the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on education. The 2023 DC Capital Region AI Education Summit will focus on how educators can respond to rapid advances in AI and the technology’s impact on students. Generative […]

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Happy Holidays from STEM Ecosystems!
December 23, 2022

Dear SLECoP Family – We want to wish you, your colleagues and your families a truly wonderful holiday season. At TIES we are feeling such a profound sense of gratitude for the small part we played in the incredible work you accomplished with and for your communities scattered around the world. We value your tireless partnership in the work of […]

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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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