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2 What Makes it STEM? Rebecca Payne Director, STEM Education and Leadership January 10, 2012 Central Carolina RESA

3 What Makes it STEM?

4 Is this STEM?

5 STEM Education Is …an infusion of the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to understand complex problems and prepare the next generation of innovators.

6 Priorities of STEM in RttT Increase student and educator STEM Achievement –Using 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering –Support advanced study in STEM areas Gain Community understanding –Showcase best practices –Connect with economic regions Connect STEM Resources –Provide one-stop NC STEM Learning Network –Share resources among schools

7 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering Make solar energy economical Engineer the tools of scientific discovery Advance health informatics Manage the nitrogen cycle Advance personalized learning Restore and improve urban infrastructure Engineer better medicinesReverse engineer the brain Prevent nuclear terrorEnhance virtual reality Provide energy from fusion Provide access to clean water Secure cyberspaceDevelop carbon sequestration methods

8 Jobs that will be STEM Jobs Projected by 2018

9 STEM Jobs

10 Math/Science Partnership Science NC New Schools Project NC STEM Community Collaborative Career Academies SREB Career Cluster STEM PLTW Technology Engineering Design Ed. Health Sciences Agri-Sciences Computer Sciences Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) Programs and Initiatives throughout K12 Education

11 11 Integrated STEM Curriculum: aligned state, national, and industry Project-based learning with integrated STEM content Connections to effective programs in and out-of-school STEM programs Integration of technology and virtual learning Authentic assessment and exhibition of STEM skills Professional development aligned with integrated STEM content Outreach, support and focus on underserved females, minorities & economically disadvantaged On-going community engagement Communicated STEM plan is adopted across education, communities, and businesses STEM work–based learning experiences to increase interest and abilities in fields requiring STEM skills for each student and teacher Businesses and community partnerships to extend the classroom walls Connections with postsecondary education Alignment of student’s career pathway with postsecondary STEM program(s) Credit completion at community colleges, colleges and/or universities

12 NC STEM Implementation Rubric download at 12

13 North Carolina STEM School/Program 13 * Prepared or Target measure required for North Carolina STEM High School/ Program STEM Attributes * Reference STEM Implementation Rubric EarlyDevelopingPreparedTarget Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum, aligned with state, national, international and industry standards A1) Project-based learning with integrated content across STEM subjects A2) Connections to effective in and out-of-school STEM programs A3) Integration of technology and virtual learning A4) Authentic assessment and exhibition of STEM skills A5) Professional development on integrated STEM curriculum, community/industry partnerships and postsecondary education connections A6) Outreach, support and focus on underserved, especially females, minorities, and economically disadvantaged On-going community and industry engagement B1) A communicated STEM plan is adopted across education, communities and businesses B2) STEM work-based learning experiences, to increase interest and abilities in fields requiring STEM skills, for each student and teacher B3) Business and community partnerships for mentorship, internship and other STEM opportunities that extend the classroom walls Connections with postsecondary education C1) Alignment of student’s career pathway with post- secondary STEM program(s) C2) Credit completion at community colleges, colleges and/or universities

14 North Carolina Future-Ready STEM High School/ Program Achievement Student Achievement ScoreMETNot MET Graduation rate of STEM school or program (4-year rate) 90% College readiness of STEM school or program ACT: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, Writing OR College readiness of STEM school or program WorkKeys: Locating information, Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information 90% % 14

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16 Introducing the Dedicated Connection Point for STEM in North Carolina 16

17 Future Focus  Identify Attributes: Middle and Elementary Schools  Identify schools by Attributes  Implement a North Carolina STEM Learning Network


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