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DEVELOPING A STATE STEM EDUCATION AGENCY TO FOCUS ON YOUR ECOSYSTEM
October 14, 2020

Can you imagine your state having a state agency solely focused on equitable STEM education and fostering a thriving STEM ecosystem? It is possible! Members of the Idaho STEM Ecosystem will share how they created a state agency through legislation under the Office of the Governor. Presenters will discuss the formation of the state agency, the role of key partnerships […]

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INTRODUCTION TO CALIPER
October 14, 2020

Caliper maps paths to success in the terms of equity and access set out by the STEM learning ecosystems themselves. Caliper tells the stories of how ecosystems navigate success by: locating them in relation to where they have been, where they want to be, and where to go next, leveraging common experiences to create a shared language for communicating and […]

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FORWARDING EQUITY AND JUSTICE IN STEM THROUGH CULTURALLY SUSTAINING PROGRAM PRACTICES
October 14, 2020

Culturally sustaining pedagogy and practices (CSPP) support the participation of ethnically and racially minoritized youth in out-of-school STEM programs, while also centering their cultural identities. This session will support participants in better understanding CSPP and offer the opportunity to hear about programs and ecosystems engaging in such practices, in both regular programming and their responses to COVID-19. Participants will leave […]

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ROBOTIFY IN NEW ORLEANS
October 14, 2020

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence are amazing tools for unleashing students’ imaginations and introducing them to critical skills. Yet, robots are often expensive and out-of-reach for many. Learn about the virtual robotics platform, Robotify, and how STEM NOLA is piloting this software to bring as many robotics experiences as possible to students. PRESENTERS: Dr. Calvin Mackie, STEM NOLA; Adam Dalton, co-founder […]

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MAKING SHIFTS & LEVERAGING OPPORTUNITIES
October 14, 2020

What does increasing diversity, equity & inclusion in STEM mean? This session is a safe space for valuable discussions regarding institutional changes needed to occur for the underrepresented to become represented in STEM. Through an engaging activity, we will explore asset-based STEM leadership practices and recommendations to make necessary shifts in our own communities and spaces. PRESENTERS: Stephanie Garcia, Education […]

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UPLIFTING AMBASSADORS CONTINUING THE DREAM TO COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS IN THE TIME OF A PANDEMIC
October 14, 2020

In Delran and Chicago, equity and access were addressed through 1:1 networked devices and intensive professional development to create student ambassadors that acquire skills in digital fabrication and virtual learning. Both cities posed the question, how do we persevere hands-on learning during this challenging time? The answer; STEMbassadors of Delran and STEAMbassadors of Chicago. Find out how to engage youth […]

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Policy & Advocacy for Ecosystems
October 14, 2020

Policy can seem separate from our work as STEM advocates, when in fact it is important to our desired outcomes. During this session you will learn and develop strategies, discuss coaching opportunities, and reimagine participation in policy as an essential advocacy move. You will learn how to manage your own policy tool kit and personalize the content to fit the […]

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Welcome to the 2020 Fall STEM Learning Ecosystems Convening Resilience & Resolve: The Power of STEM Learning Ecosystems
October 14, 2020

Y is STEM still White? Join Ecosystems leaders for a frank conversation on Racial Equity and STEM. Nichole Pinkard, from Northwestern University, and Reginald McGregor, of Rolls Royce will be joining the SLECOP to push us to think about the ways that we can interrogate systems in education. Our panelists will provide insight from their sector perspectives, as well as, […]

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