Spring 2022 STEM Learning Ecosystems
Community of Practice Convening
Bay City, Mich. / June 20 – 22, 2022
New Ecosystem Orientation
Opening and Welcome – Jeremy Shorr, Jan Morrison, TIES – General Welcome
(Welcome to new LC2 – New Ecosystems )
STEM Ecosystems and the Department of Defense
Louie Lopez, Director, DOD STEM. Introduced by Julie Stolzer
The Voices of the Next Generation: Chief Science Officers
Today’s student STEM leaders have questions for all of us. They will also issue some big charges and challenges for STEM leaders.
Draw Your Ecosystems’ Future with Patti Dobrowolski.
Develop and plan your Ecosystem’s work for the coming year with creative and visual guidance.
Coding in the Future
Computational Thinking in STEM and Inclusion” by Broadcom Foundation – Learn how to use CS to drive inclusion in your communities with Paula Golden of Broadcom Foundation; Matt Richardson of Raspberry Pi Foundation, and Maria Wronski of Broadcom Foundation.
Check out this video of this session here.
People, Planet, Prosperity by Dow
A deeper dive into how the convening theme is critical to all by Andre Argenton of Dow. Introduced by Kevin Holland of Verizon.
Become a Force of Change
Linda Hilbert of Consumers Energy. Introduced by Matt Felan.
Monday Evening Sessions 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
- Multiple Tracks: “NASA’s Mission for All” | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
- Prosperity: “How the Mexican Ecosystem Shapes the Future of the Country” | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
- Multiple Tracks: “ Creating Structure Through Statewide and Regional STEM Hubs” | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
- People: Embarking on a Scaling for Equity Journey:Pitfalls to Avoid and People to Embrace Along the Way
- People: “Elevating the Voices of Our Future Innovators” | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
- Multiple Tracks: STORYTELLING in STEM with EXPLR Media | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Welcome to Bay City, Michigan
Learn about everything our host city has to offer. And there’s a lot!
Food Trucks and Adult Recess, Drone Racing, Planetarium Shows and More.
Breakfast and Ecosystem Lead Session
Developing a new normal for STEM Learning Ecosystems
Grand Ballroom B
Breakfast for field trip participants
Grand Ballroom A/D
Breakfast for attendees who have selected morning breakout/E2E sessions
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Tuesday Morning Sessions
Tuesday Morning Field Trips 8:45 AM -11:45 AM:
- People: Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum
Learn about access and equity, business engagement, parent engagement and ideas for robust out-of-school time programming.
- Planet: Delta College
Learn how to expand STEM and sustainability through educational initiatives and strong partnerships.
- Prosperity: Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center
A new look at talent development through high impact partnerships.
Block 1 Sessions 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
- Prosperity: “High School STEM 2D Bridge to Employment”
- People: “Large-Scale STEM Impact”
- Multiple Tracks: A tale as old as time, the beauty and the beast of access, interest, and excitement about engineering and STEM education
- People: “Personalized Learning and STEM”
- Multiple Tracks: Agilities In Action-Draw Your Future Part 1
- Multiple Tracks: “Broadcom & Raspberry Pi Foundations Breakout Session” Part 1
- Multiple Tracks: “What’s Love Got to Do with It: Lessons in Sustainability from a 29-Year Old Ecosystem”
- Prosperity: “Texas-Sized STEM Framework and Toolkit”
- Planet: “What is OpenSciEd? How can the OpenSciEd resources support NGSS implementation?”
- Multiple Tracks: Agilities In Action-Draw Your Future AM PT 2
- Multiple Tracks: “Broadcom & Raspberry Pi Foundations Breakout Session” Part 2
- Multiple Tracks: “Out of This World STEM Careers” PT1
- People: Measure STEM
- People: “Precruitment to Recruitment: Data you need to build stronger post-secondary and corporate partnerships”
- Multiple Tracks: “Collaborative, Community Based STEM”
- People: “Computational Thinking Through STEM: A Scalable Model for Elementary Classrooms”
- People: Sports is the Epicenter of STEM and a great way to score for your Ecosystem. NEO STEM + the Cleveland CAVS (Part 1)
- Multiple Tracks: “Out of This World STEM Careers” Part 2
- People: Interdisciplinary STEM Discussion
- Planet: “Global Gardens”
- Prosperity: BlocksCAD: Creative coding and math in a 3D environment
- People: “Helping Children to Make Sense of the World: Interdisciplinary Approach”
- People: Sports is the Epicenter of STEM and a great way to score for your Ecosystem. NEO STEM + the Cleveland CAVS Part 2
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Funder Panel and Lunch – Main Stage
As lunch continues…funders explain their priorities and how they have evolved in the pandemic. Moderator: Errika Moore, STEM Funders Network; Panelists: Reginald McGregor, Rolls-Royce North America and vice chairman of the Leadership Coordinating Council; and Kat Owsley, Bosch Community Fund.
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Tuesday Afternoon Field Trips 1:45 PM – 4:45 PM
People: Saginaw Valley State University
Investigate how large institutions build meaningful connections across disciplines and demographics to create enriching experiences for learners at all levels.
Planet: Chippewa Nature Center
Learn about place, project, problem, and partnership-based STEM education.
Prosperity: Nexteer Automotive
Let’s develop a workforce for the 4th Industrial Revolution!
- Prosperity: “Broaden Your Impact – Ecosystem to Ecosphere” Part 1
- People: Elevator Pitch Boot Camp
- Multiple Tracks: SolidWorks Presentation
- Planet: “Building a Framework for Sustainability Initiatives”
- Planet: “Consumers Energy-Employer Driven Talent Pipeline Management”
- People: “First, Not Everyone Is At The Table & Second, None of This Happens In A Vacuum”
- Multiple Tracks: “Building Networks for Student Success in STEM”
- Prosperity: “Broaden Your Impact – Ecosystem to Ecosphere” Part 2
- Multiple Tracks: “Educational Enrichment Through Shared Leadership in a Diverse Community”
- People: Leveraging First Robotics to build community coalitions, Foster Resilience and Address Community Needs Part 1
- People: “Youth Leadership and Mentorship from and for the Community” Part 1
- People: Business Partnership Development Bootcamp
- Multiple Tracks: “COVID Adaptations = Better Ecosystems”
- Multiple Tracks: “LabXChange”
- People: gROW Rowing STEM – Applied Sport Science
- People: Leveraging First Robotics to build community coalitions, Foster Resilience and Address Community Needs Part 2
- People: “Youth Leadership and Mentorship from and for the Community” Part 2
- People: “Data Narratives for Action”
- Planet: Leveraging Emerging Tech to Help Bridge the Digital Divide in Education
- Multiple Tracks: “STEM + M: Engagement Through Military Partnerships”
- People: “Taking STEAM to the Streets!”
- Multiple Tracks: “Creating Collaborative STEM Spaces: Design and Innovation Studios”
- Prosperity: “Message Matters”
- Planet: “Ready, Set, Action! How to Provide a Framework to Sustainability”
- People: “B2B Forum”
DoD STEM DSEC Quarterly Meeting (Invitation Only), Room 213 Delta College Planetarium
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2023 Convening Announcement: And in 2023, we will be . . .
Strategy and Policy Panel Discussion
Federal and State Governments shape the STEM Landscape through policy, investment, and priorities. What does this mean for STEM Ecosystems?
- Moderator; Julie Stolzer Founding Director of STEM Ecosystems
- Louie Lopez Director, DoD STEM/ Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
- Patti Curtis-US Department of Education/ Robert Noyce/Ellen Lettvin STEM Education Fellow
- Dr. Jacqueline E. Huntoon, PhD, PG / Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Michigan Tech & Member Governor Whitmer MiSTEM Advisory Council
Have a question for our panel? Submit questions here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdL5wh9y0_X-oyYTFUdlECaeUIZCFCUlb6EcAVv1fXOFBcItA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Discussion Groups and Working Sessions
- Forging the future through the Strengthening STEM Ecosystems Act.
- Leveling the playing field by ensuring broadband access for all.
- Working forward to inform the next STEM Strategic Plan.
- Developing a policy agenda and seeing policy in action.
Revisiting Draw Your Future
Convening Survey and Closing
Opportunity to observe Governor Whitmer’s Michigan STEM (MiSTEM) Advisory Council’s priority- setting open meeting
Governor Whitmer’s Michigan STEM (MiSTEM) Advisory Council will host their priority setting open meeting during the STEM Ecosystems June 2022 convening. The MiSTEM Council annually makes recommendations to the Governor, Legislature, and the MI Department of Education concerning changes to the statewide STEM strategy adopted by the Council for delivering STEM education-related opportunities to pupils. A summary of the data collections from the previous year activities will be used to inform changes needed for the next budget cycle. These priorities determine the spending of $7,634,300 for STEM programming to increase student proficiency in STEM subjects and increase the number of pupils who are primed to be successful in STEM fields. This is a critical effort towards meeting our state goal of having 60% of Michigan’s workforce with a postsecondary credential by 2030.
Thank you to our overall initiative funders:
Thank you to our Convening Sponsors and Funders
The STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice is vigilant in following state and federal guidelines regarding COVID protocols for larger meetings. The SLECoP has worked hard with the host Ecosystem to ensure that there are spaces for all to remain healthy, indoors and out. As always, the SLECoP must make financial commitments for the event to happen and therefore will not be able to issue refunds if you are unable to attend. Thank you so much for your understanding.