Every month, we organize an opportunity for STEM organizations to learn from each other. Past webinars have covered STEM school design, teacher training, and engaging industry in STEM partnerships. This service is offered thanks to your state’s membership in the national STEMx network.

STEMx members are encouraged to forward this invitation to others in their state who would find the information useful.

You can sign up to hear about our webinars along with our weekly blog posts here: www.stemx.us/sign-up

Most recent webinars

March 2017: Tools to build STEM schools

We had some problems with our webinar recording in March. Here’s the audio we were able to salvage. You can follow along by downloading the presenter’s slides at the link below.

Slides from our March webinar

Description from the presenters

STEM schools can be engines of academic achievement and innovation. But how do you build them well? And build them to last.

In our next webinar, we’ll be joined by Dorothy Earle, Wes Hall, and Denise Devora. Each represent a state who’s published tools for building great STEM schools. All three tools have been certified by STEMx and were recently featured in our revamp of the STEMx website.

February 2017: How the U.S. Department of Energy inspires the next generation

Description from the presenters

The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

In terms of science and innovation, we maintain a vibrant U.S. effort in science and engineering as a cornerstone of our economic prosperity with clear leadership in strategic areas. Integral to the process of ensuring America’s safety and security we must expose, engage and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to engage with STEM education and career opportunities.

In this session participants will:
1. Be introduced to the Girls of Energy e-book and website, helping stakeholders understand how they can expose, engage and inspire historically underrepresented and underserved communities with STEM concepts.
2. Take part in the interactive portion of the webinar, using available materials to explain scientific concepts relating to the science and technology at our National Laboratories.
3. Provide feedback on how they will disseminate the information provided to other formal and informal educators.

January 2017: ESSA Solutions Lab from 100Kin10

Description from the presenters

Learn about the STEMx co-sponsored tools to communicate about STEM in ESSA.

As a 100Kin10 member, STEMx is co-funding Collaborative Communications and Social Driver’s development of strategy, messages and key tools to advocate for the prioritization of STEM learning, programs and teachers in state and district plans.

The products have been designed for direct use by STEMx and other 100Kin10 partner organizations, for their efforts both with their individual communications and as a catalyzing guide to engage community members. During the webinar, you will be introduced to the:

  • website that will serve to organize messages, tools and strategies that partners can use for grasstops advocacy efforts and/or as a platform to engage a broader audience in grassroots mobilization
  • talking points, templates and social media content that can be used to drive your messaging forward
  • process of facilitation and partner collaboration

December 2016: STEM rising in Utah

Description from the presenters

STEM is rising in Utah. In September, the respected Education Commission on the States published a detailed report on the Utah STEM Action Center. Now, the center is joining STEMx.

Join us in November to hear from the Utah STEM Action Center’s leader, Dr. Tamara Goetz. Dr. Goetz will explain her state’s model for STEM, including what changed the conversation about STEM in the state. She’ll be joined by Jennifer Dounay Zinth, director of high school and STEM for the Education Commission. Ms. Zinth will talk about the three key elements found in Utah’s approach: statewide coordination, adequate funding, and evaluation.