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Creating a statewide STEM Ecosystem seems like a big job… and it is! As a result of a growing need for long-term sustainability, as well as in response to Covid 19, Pennsylvania’s 8 formal Ecosystems (and several other networks) have joined together to form the Pennsylvania Statewide STEM Ecosystem (PSSE). In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, we have developed a vision, mission, and strategic planning process; have identified short-term and long-term goals; have crafted a governance and communication infrastructure; hold bi-monthly STEM stakeholder webinars; and now have a distribution list of close to 2,500 individuals. This hands-on session will review our process, products, successes, and lessons learned – with the intent of sharing practical suggestions for other (big, medium, and small) Ecosystems and Communities of Practice.

PRESENTERS: Dr. Nancy Peter: Philadelphia Education Fund/Philadelphia STEM

Ecosystem: Alexandra Konsur-Grushinski: NEPA STEM Ecosystem: Demetrius Roberts: Chester County Intermediate Unit/PA SEED: Amanda J. Smith: Pennsylvania State University/ENGINE of Central PA: Dr. Winnie Black: Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network: Betsy Payne: Philadelphia Education Fund/Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem: Colleen Smith: ABC CREATE/Penn State New Kensington

PRESENTERS CONTINUED: Judd Pittman: Pennsylvania Department of Education: LaTrenda Leonard Sherrill: ReMake Learning

ECOSYSTEM: Pennsylvania Statewide STEM Ecosystem

FOCUS AREAS: Cross-Sector Partnerships, Systems that Sustain the Work, Connections to Learning

ECOSYSTEM: Pennsylvania Statewide STEM Ecosystem

FOCUS AREAS: Cross-Sector Partnerships, Systems that Sustain the Work, Connections to Learning