Presentation on theme: "Committee on STEM Education: 5-year Strategic Federal STEM Education Plan Goal 1 Lead: Office of STEM, US Department of Education www.ed.gov/STEM www.ed.gov/STEM."— Presentation transcript:
Committee on STEM Education: 5-year Strategic Federal STEM Education Plan Goal 1 Lead: Office of STEM, US Department of Education Contact: Camsie McAdams, Acting Director
LEADERSHIP TOMORROW DEPENDS ON HOW WE EDUCATE OUR STUDENTS TODAYESPECIALLY IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH. President Barack Obama
Participating Organizations Department of Agriculture Department of Commerce Department of Defense Department of Education Department of Energy Department of Health and Human Services Department of Homeland Security Department of the Interior Department of Transportation Environmental Protection Agency Executive Office of the President National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Science Foundation Smithsonian Institution
National Goals for STEM Education Improve STEM Instruction: Prepare 100,000 excellent new K-12 STEM teachers by 2020, and support the existing STEM teacher workforce Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM: Support a 50 percent increase in the number of U.S. youth who have an authentic STEM experience each year prior to completing high school Enhance STEM Experience of Undergraduate Students: Graduate 1 million additional students with degrees in STEM fields over the next 10 years
Goals, continued Better Serve Groups Historically Under-represented in STEM Fields: Increase the number of students from groups that have been underrepresented in STEM that graduate with STEM degrees in the next 10 years and improve womens participation in areas of STEM where they are significantly underrepresented Design Graduate Education for Tomorrows STEM Workforce: Provide graduate-trained STEM professionals with basic and applied research expertise, options to acquire specialized skills in areas of national importance, mission-critical workforce needs for the CoSTEM agencies, and ancillary skills needed for success in a broad range of careers.
Coordination Approaches Build new models for leveraging assets and expertise. Implement a strategy of lead and collaborating agencies to leverage capabilities across agencies to achieve the most significant impact of Federal STEM education investments. Build and use evidence-based approaches. Conduct STEM education research and evaluation to build evidence about promising practices and program effectiveness, to be used across agencies, and share with the public to improve the impact of the Federal STEM education investment.
P-12 Strategic Objectives Identify, develop, test, and support effective teacher preparation efforts that encourage teachers use of evidence-based practices that provide students with rich STEM learning opportunities. Increase the number and quality of authentic STEM experiences for pre- and in-service P-12 teachers participating in Federally-supported internship, fellowship, and scholarship programs.
P-12 Near-Term Actions Identify and assess Federal investments that incentivize (a) the recruitment or training of excellent K-12 STEM teachers to work in high-need schools and (b) the retention of those effective STEM teachers whose students show annual growth in STEM learning. Identify and assess Federal STEM investments in teacher IFS, including: size, scope, structure, methods, status of assessment and evaluation activities and characteristics of included STEM experiences. Initiate plans for linking existing resources with new infrastructures for reaching wide audiences.
P-12 Near-Term Outcomes Better understanding of Federal investments that incentivize (a) the recruitment or training of excellent P-12 STEM teachers to high-need schools and (b) the retention of those effective STEM teachers whose students show annual growth in STEM learning. Collect information about Federal investments in teacher IFS including recommended additional information beyond that which was available. A baseline of relevant programs will provide the basis upon which assessment criteria can be developed. These criteria will be used to compare/contrast practices to develop guidance.