• Webinar: Tested tools for managing STEM networks

    June 14, 2017: 4-5 pm EST Register The webinar will focus on STEM network management tools from two states. Both Oregon (STEM Hub Backbone Effectiveness Tool) and Indiana (Indiana STEM Strategic Plan) have created tools earning the STEMx seal of approval. From the key functions of regional STEM organizations to tying your state’s plan to economic needs, join us to learn more about how to ensure your network succeeds. Presenters Dr. Krissi Hewitt is currently Regional Education Partnership Policy Advisor in the Oregon Chief Education Office. She directs the agency’s STEM Hubs and Regional Achievement Collaboratives. Krissi has over 10 years of experience in STEM education transformation and research with a specialization in post-secondary education. Krissi earned her PhD in Science Education from Oregon… Read More

  • Bringing STEM to Pennsylvania preschoolers

    STEM in preschool? It’s a hot topic among some educators and the organizations that serve them. One such organization is ASSET STEM Education, a Pennsylvania-based national education improvement nonprofit. In 2016, ASSET made a commitment to expand STEM-focused training of early learning educators nationwide. One year later, we wanted to know the impact, if any,… Read More

  • Meshing STEM and career tech education

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    Helping students prepare for today’s highly skilled jobs is a goal of STEM-based education. Such job preparation also has been a longtime aim of career technical education (CTE). Because the two training paths have such similarities, they naturally converge, say educators and policymakers in Oregon, who have been working on meshing the two to better… Read More

  • What’s up in Washington D.C. on STEM?

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    Q: How’s the policy calendar looking today compared to what you were seeing in March? A: We are still seeing delays in the release of substantive legislation, particularly around the Perkins Reauthorization, because right now the priority is coming to an agreement on the FY17 budget ahead of this week’s spending expiration. Additionally, the Senate… Read More

  • Webinar: What’s next for the Million Women Mentors movement?

    May 10, 2017: 4-5 pm EST Register To increase the interest and confidence of girls and young women in STEM careers, Million Women Mentors has recruited male and female professional to complete a detailed mentorship program with mentees. The movement aims to change the face of career choices and advancement for women and girls. More than 30… Read More

  • Charting the path from teacher to STEM education leader

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    Sandy Watkins, the road to STEM education started with the conviction there wasn’t enough time in her classroom to cover all the content her students needed. We spoke to Sandy about how she has directed her passion for improving the educational experiences of her students to improve STEM learning for students across Tennessee. She founded… Read More

  • Program takes teachers inside Army labs for extensive training

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    Conducting research in a real lab with professional mentoring, then taking knowledge gained back to the classroom. Is that the dream of many STEM educators? The year-old RESET program aims to make that dream a reality. RESET, or Research Experiences for STEM Educators and Teachers, offers 60 hours of online summer learning to a select… Read More

  • Webinar: Fund STEM instruction through DonorsChoose.org

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    ** Date change to Thursday, April 20 ** April 20, 2017: 4-5 pm EST Register DonorsChoose.org strives to make it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education. Teachers in 75% of the… Read More

  • Teacher interview: Funding science with DonorsChoose.org

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    For teachers, finding cash to buy classroom “extras” can be difficult. A school’s parent organization can help, but so can generous strangers. That’s the aim of DonorsChoose.org, a web site where teachers at public schools can submit proposals for things their classrooms need, and then individuals, companies and foundations can pledge funding to support that… Read More

  • Tools to get your message heard

    Just a few weeks ago, we unveiled a major re-design to the STEMx website, including a major expansion to our list of STEMx-endorsed resources. We invested in these upgrades (and devoted a full section of the resources to communications) having getting your messages heard matters. It takes serious time, practice, and energy to be heard.… Read More