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Workforce & Career

The Connection, STEM Ecosystem Newsletter, Volume 1, March 2016
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Evaluation, Professional Development, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Underrepresented in STEM, Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

  Welcome to the inaugural issue of The Connection! We hope this monthly newsletter will provide you with new ideas and resources to support your work cultivating STEM learning ecosystems in your communities. Please share ideas and news for inclusion with ktraphagen@stemnext.org.  NEWS Computer Science for All: The White House also recently launched Computer Science for All to expand opportunities […]

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Businesses Play Important Role in Providing Real-World Educational Opportunities
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

This article, which appeared in the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) journal, makes the case to the business sector to support and participate in STEM learning ecosystems.

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STEM Bus
Workforce & Career

North Carolina’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Bus encourages students to pursue STEM careers. Industry grade equipment highlights careers found across NC in agriculture, health, life science and engineering. The 40-foot mobile learning lab is staffed with trained scientists and educators. This website also has a STEM resource guide with most but not all North Carolina – focused resources, […]

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Empowering Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

This site offers Girlstart Online STEM Modules, icebreakers, board games and quick hands-on STEM activities for educators, including 31 days of STEM activities in DeSTEMber.

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Curricular Resources from ITEST Projects
Professional Development, Workforce & Career

The STELAR site has a digest of curricular materials from ITEST projects. ITEST is the National Science Foundation’s program supporting research and development of innovative models for engaging K-12 students in authentic experiences that build their capacity to participate in the STEM and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future.

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Carbon County Child and Family Collaborative and Lehigh County Community College: Seamless Network of Educational and Social Programs Promoting School Readiness, College Ready Students, Parent Engagement and Effective Teacher Recruitment, Retention and Training
Underrepresented in STEM, Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

This schematic details the pathways developed by SHINE and its partners in rural Pennsylvania to support children from school readiness through college and also to prepare effective educators through service learning, mentoring, pre-service teaching in SHINE after-school programs, enrollment in post-secondary teacher preparation, and in-service professional development through cross-sector collaboration. Author: Schools and Homes in Education (SHINE) After School Program

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Pathways to STEM Success Project
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

Supported by the Hive Chicago Fund, the Pathways to STEM Success project convenes organizations that offer STEM pathways programs, provides a forum for comparing different approaches, identifying critical program components, exploring how they interact, and documenting best practices in recruiting diverse participants, retaining, and supporting them in pursuing STEM careers. Led by Project Exploration, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the […]

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Strategies That Engage Minds: Empowering North Carolina’s Economic Future
Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

North Carolina’s STEM Scorecard—an in-depth look at STEM in NC—is an example of a comprehensive planning document on the state level.

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Orange County’s STEM Workforce Gap
Workforce & Career

This one-pager by the Orange County STEM Initiative is an example of detailed analysis of the importance of a skilled and prepared STEM workforce to the local economy.

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STEMconnector: The One Stop Shop for STEM Information
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Workforce & Career

Use the STEMconnector as a jumping off point to understand the landscape of STEM initiatives in your city or region, and beyond.

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