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1 Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition Shirley M. Malcom, Ph.D.

2 Challenges The needs of a knowledge-based economy The shifting demographics Explosion of science/knowledge Next generation standards in science (three dimensions) Incorporation of engineering into the standards Common core (English –language arts and mathematics) Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

3 Challenges Emergence of technology in education Informal education (since there are not enough hours in the school day and year) Learning sciences Political interest Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

4 What Does it Mean to Be Literate? Different Times, Different Answers Bessie Estell Funderburg ( ) Born: Talladega County, AL Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

5 Changing Notions of Literacy A 21 st Century Viewpoint Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition Critical thinking skills Comfort with technology Being able to learn for a lifetime

6 Then and Now Grandmother: Take science and math if youre going to college vs. STEM for all Where you pursue a womens field vs. expanding opportunity, reducing stereotyping and occupational segregation Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

7 Population shifts: The Future Aint What it Used to Be -- Yogi Berra On July 1, 2011 over half of the population under the age of 1 was minority. Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition Photo Credit: Mel Yates/Getty Images

8 The Knowledge Explosion and The Knowledge Divide Too much to know The tentative nature of what we know and what we teach Distinguishing between facts and opinion Providing tools for discernment Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

9 Yogis Wisdom If you dont know where you are going, you might wind up some place else. Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

10 Next Generation Science Standards: A Symphony in Three Movements Disciplinary knowledge, science practices, cross- cutting themes Engineering Relationship to the Common Core Learning beyond the school Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

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12 The Reality of Implementation In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. -- Yogi Berra Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

13 The Challenges of Implementation MATHEMATICS Whos In? – 45 states, District of Columbia and 5 territories Whos Not? – Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, Virginia, Minnesota*, Puerto Rico SCIENCE 26 partner states To date, only Rhode Island has adopted Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition *Minnesota: in for ELA, out for mathematics

14 The Challenges of Implementation Teacher education Teacher professional development Principal training Public buy-in Managing the politics ASSESSMENT !!! Curriculum Textbooks Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

15 A Note of Caution Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

16 Yogis Wisdom Its like deja-vu, all over again. Whats different THIS time? Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

17 New Tools, New Knowledge and Learning from History Understanding what didnt work last time More understanding of how children (and teachers) learn Greater capacity in the system Powerful new technologies that are more accessible and provide learning options Support of business community Incentivizing transformation Helping parents understand the consequences of inaction Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

18 From Digital Divide to Digital Bridge Who has what technology? Extending learning beyond the school Creating links between school and informal Supporting science practices Supporting common core Enhancing student interest and motivation Increasing teacher options Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

19 Technology in Teaching and Learning Science and Mathematics The wild, wild web Finding the best; leaving the rest Building community Another classroom for teachers and students Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

20 Active Explorer: Bridging the Opportunities to Learn Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

21 Active Explorer: Bridging the Opportunities to Learn Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

22 Learning from the Learning Sciences From no pain no gain to making learning fun A role for rote The foreign language called science Context and the next generation of learners Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

23 The Politics of Education STEM cells, evolution, climate changewhen content becomes political Theory and just a theory The pressure to conform Next generation assessment: The Sword of Damocles Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

24 The Age of Transition You can observe a lot by just watching…Yogi BerraRelating to experienced colleagues Students as teachers Parents as partners (We often fear that which we do no understand) A role for scientists and engineers in schools Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition

25 Yogis WisdomJohn Gardners Optimism When you come to a fork in the road, take it. Yogi Berra We are all faced with a series of great opportunities– brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. John W. Gardner Not Your Grandmothers Class: STEM Education in an Age of Transition


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