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1 Colorado STEM Education Roadmap Closing the Opportunity Gap through Equity and Excellence in STEM Education Stakeholder Engagement Meetings.

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1 1 Colorado STEM Education Roadmap Closing the Opportunity Gap through Equity and Excellence in STEM Education Stakeholder Engagement Meetings

2 2 Welcome and Meeting Objectives

3 3 Meeting Objectives 1. Provide interested and key stakeholders an update on the Colorado STEM Education Roadmap 2. Solicit feedback and input on the plan 3. Enlist stakeholders to assist with plan implementation Agenda 15 minutesColorado STEM Education Roadmap and Action Plan 60 minutesFeedback on the Colorado STEM Education Roadmap 15 minutesNext Steps and Conclusion

4 4 Why STEM Education? Our evolving knowledge-based economy demands agile and innovative critical thinkers and problem solvers. Increasingly, developing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills and competencies is a vehicle for developing critical thinkers and entrepreneurial innovators. However, traditionally underserved populations in STEM education and underrepresented populations in STEM fields (poor, minority/ELL, rural, female) often do not have access to – or do not perceive access to – high quality STEM education and experiences – THIS RESULTS IN AN OPPORTUNITY GAP Excellence and equity in STEM education and experiences will enable Colorado to close the opportunity gap while simultaneously ensuring we are preparing students with employable skills and meeting current and future workforce needs.

5 5 Why Now? The convergence of the economic imperative to ensure Coloradan’s are highly-skilled, combined with the collective will to elevate the expectations for Colorado’s education system P-20, make this the time to develop a unified vision and strategy for improving STEM education in Colorado.

6 6 Why Now? 14 Colorado Key Industry Sectors Including 7 Advanced Industries

7 7 CLF STEM Project Y1:Develop a common vision, mission and goals for STEM education in Colorado Colorado STEM Education Roadmap Colorado STEM Education Roadmap Action Plan Y2: Identify criteria and metrics of effectiveness for STEM education Y3: Scale effective programs and polices

8 8 WHY CLF? “The challenge in Colorado is one of coordination, alignment and evaluation of individual and collective impact.” CLF = trusted broker; convener; catalyst; accelerator

9 9 Colorado STEM Education Roadmap and Action Plan… -Defines common vision, mission, goals and actions -Coordinates the numerous STEM efforts, policies and programs in the state -Aligns stakeholders behind common vision -Evaluates individual and collective impact of STEM efforts

10 10 Coordination Interface with Governor’s Office Strategic Partners Stakeholder Engagement Implementation Partners Industry Partners Funding Partners

11 11 Alignment

12 12 Evaluation of individual and collective impact Year 2

13 13 We Need Your Feedback What do you like about the Colorado STEM Education Roadmap? What makes you anxious about the Colorado STEM Education Roadmap? What specific recommendations do you have for improving the Colorado STEM Education Roadmap?

14 14 Next Steps November – present to ELC CWDC and CLF move STEM work forward February 2014 – release STEM Action Plan – implementation 2016 – sustain work

15 15 Thank You!!! Angela Baber Director, Initiatives 1660 Lincoln Street, Suite 2000 Denver, CO cell


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