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1 What is a STEM School? Rebecca Payne April 25, 2013

2 S T E M Ed. STEM Education Is …an infusion of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics understand complex problems prepare the next generation of innovators

3 Quality STEM Education Responsibility Problem solving Adaptability Collaboration/ teamwork Technology use Oral/written communications Creativity Critical thinking Professionalism Ethics Music World Languages Language Arts Social Studies Art 21 st Century Skills Math Science Engineering Technology Healthful Living CTE Entrepreneurial spirit

4 3 STEM Principles Integrated STEM Curriculum On-Going Community and Industry Engagement Connections with Postsecondary Education

5 1.Project-based learning with integrated content across STEM Subjects Integrated STEM Curriculum 2.Connections to effective in-and out-of-school STEM programs

6 Integrated STEM Curriculum 3. Integration of Technology and virtual learning 4.Authentic assessment and exhibition of STEM skills

7 Integrated STEM Curriculum 5.Professional development on integrated STEM curriculum, community/industry partnerships and postsecondary education connections 6. Outreach, support and focus on underserved, especially females, minorities, and economically disadvantaged

8 Engineering Key Elements Applied to the STEM Principles Integrated STEM Curriculum On-going Community and Industry Engagement Connections with Postsecondary Engineering Habits of Mind Engineering Design Process Systems Thinking Problem Solving

9 7.A communicated STEM plan is adopted across education, communities and businesses On-going Community & Industry Engagement

10 8.STEM work-based learning experiences, to increase interest and abilities in fields requiring STEM skills, for each student and teacher 9.Business and community partnerships for mentorship, internship and other STEM opportunities that extend the classroom walls

11 Attributes: Vision of STEM School Connections with postsecondary education 10.Alignment of student’s career pathway with post-secondary STEM program(s)

12 Attributes: Vision of STEM School Connections with postsecondary education 11.Credit completion at community colleges, colleges and/or universities * *not required for elementary or middle schools

13 Attribute Self-Assessment “Model” Highest level of achievement representing a model “Prepared” Quality program meeting expectations “Developing” Needs improvement but program has a good start “Early” Beginning STEM program

14 North Carolina STEM School S T E M science 11 technology engineering N C STEM School Recognition

15 State Committee Review + Recommend to Economic Region Regional Review Focus on Economic Development + Recommend to State NC STEM School/Program Application Review & Recommendation Desk Review & Recommendation Approval & Designation School Self-Assessment + One best practice STEM School/ Program State Board of Education

16 STEM Curriculum Aerospace, Security, and Automation Agriscience and Biotechnology Energy and Sustainability Health and Life Sciences click All Courses click DPI RTTT STEM Courses enter enrollment key = NCSSM_RTTT_STEM

17 Are you READY for STEM Education?


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