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1 Alliance for Education San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools STEMCAP Presentation September 26, 2009 Collaboration: Driving the Gears of Innovation Gary Thomas, Ed.D., Superintendent Randall Lewis, Executive Vice President, Lewis Operating Corporation Larry Sharp, CEO/president, Arrowhead Credit Union

2 The STEM Collaborative Action Plan (STEMCAP) The California Space Education and Workforce Institute (CSEWI) California Space Authority (CSA) The Alliance for Regional Collaboration to Heighten Educational Success (ARCHES) A Special Thank You

3 STEMCAP Implementation Grant Category: Engage To deliver science and math curriculum that motivates, stimulates, reinforces and rewards the natural curiosity and interest our students initially bring to the subject 1.To increase student engagement in mathematics by employing the “Making the Connection” contextual instructional strategies. 2. To expand the number of power point demonstrations for the Alliance for Education website (www.sbcalliance.org).www.sbcalliance.org 3. To produce professional videos/podcasts as a resource to teachers and students 4. To design a marketing campaign and products to create teacher awareness of the website

4 Alliance for Education 3 System Components Education Family Involvement/ Literacy Family Involvement/ Literacy Economic & Workforce Development Economic & Workforce Development RELATIONSHIPS STEM (P-16) RELEVANCER I G O R

5 Elementary School Programs Math, Science and Technological Literacy Professional Development for Teachers Literacy, Math and Science Tutors/Mentors (e.g., UCR:ISIS, CMST*, etc) Community Learning Centers – AVID/Literacy Support for Students “Making the Connection” – Relevance of Academic Standards Reading Buddies Elementary School Programs Math, Science and Technological Literacy Professional Development for Teachers Literacy, Math and Science Tutors/Mentors (e.g., UCR:ISIS, CMST*, etc) Community Learning Centers – AVID/Literacy Support for Students “Making the Connection” – Relevance of Academic Standards Reading Buddies High School/ROP* Program s STEM Related Program/Courses: Pathways/Academies (CTE/ROP*) Work-based Learning Experiences: Job Shadowing, Internships, and Mentoring Literacy, Math and Science Tutors/Mentors (e.g., UCR:ISIS, CMST*, etc) Community Learning Centers - AVID*/Literacy Support for Students “Making the Connection” – Relevance of Academic Standards High School/ROP* Program s STEM Related Program/Courses: Pathways/Academies (CTE/ROP*) Work-based Learning Experiences: Job Shadowing, Internships, and Mentoring Literacy, Math and Science Tutors/Mentors (e.g., UCR:ISIS, CMST*, etc) Community Learning Centers - AVID*/Literacy Support for Students “Making the Connection” – Relevance of Academic Standards Comm unity College/Trade Schools/Apprenticeship Programs STEM Related Major or Focus Licensure, Certification, Credential, Associates Degree or Apprentice Comm unity College/Trade Schools/Apprenticeship Programs STEM Related Major or Focus Licensure, Certification, Credential, Associates Degree or Apprentice Fou r-Year University Programs STEM Related Major Bachelors/Masters/PhD Fou r-Year University Programs STEM Related Major Bachelors/Masters/PhD Middle School Programs STEM Related Programs/Courses (PLTW*/World in Motion, GEMS*, etc.) Literacy, Math and Science Tutors/Mentors (e.g., UCR:ISIS, CMST*, etc) Community Learning Centers – AVID*/Literacy Support for Students “Making the Connection” – Relevance of Academic Standards Middle School Programs STEM Related Programs/Courses (PLTW*/World in Motion, GEMS*, etc.) Literacy, Math and Science Tutors/Mentors (e.g., UCR:ISIS, CMST*, etc) Community Learning Centers – AVID*/Literacy Support for Students “Making the Connection” – Relevance of Academic Standards Workforce STEM Related Career Field Workforce STEM Related Career Field Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) Five-Year Plan - Elementary through Grade 16

6 Education The goal within this system component is to strengthen a standards-based, academically rigorous curriculum, K-16 (Elementary through university), while at the same time integrate relevant, hands-on, authentic learning opportunities provided by business and community partnerships. Relevance and Engagement

7 “Making the Connection”: Bringing Relevance to Academics Three Instructional Strategies: Speakers’ Bureau* Field Studies* * A.B.L.E. = Applications by Business and Labor for Educators Problem/Project Based Learning (PBL)

8 What is ABLE? – Two contextual instructional strategies Speakers’ Bureau classroom demonstrations Field Studies – Standards-aligned – Partnership with business, labor, and community leaders. – Purpose: increased student engagement and motivation “Making the Connection”: Bringing Relevance to Academics

9 Education “Making the Connection”: Bringing Relevance to Academics Partners in Action (ABLE) Dr. Joseph Chavez Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) International Sustainable Systems Research Center International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Isolatek International Kelly Space & Technology, Inc. Loma Linda University Medical Center, Radiation Medicine OnPoint Inc. Quackenbos-Bell Commercial Real Estate San Bernardino City Professional Firefighters San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Southern California Surveyors Joint Apprenticeship Trust STV Incorporated Wilson & Company Construction Program Management Hilton

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12 STEMCAP Pilot Expansion and Refinement of ABLE ABLE Evaluation (Quantitative and Qualitative data)  Student Survey (SB and FS)  Student Data to be Collected (SB only): - Attendance - Increase in course grade - Successful completion of Algebra 1 - Enrollment into higher level math course - CST/CAHSEE test results

13 STEMCAP Implementation Grant Category: Engage Preliminary Observations: 1.Majority of students sitting upright and paying attention 2.Increased participation from students who were typically not engaged/involved 3.Students indicated an increased understanding of the value of how mathematics is used in the workforce 4.Students demonstrated an interest in sharing what they learned with others

14 “Making the Connection”: Bringing Relevance to Academics Findings through Survey Assessments: Results indicate that students were engaged and their level of interest was above average. Students reported that they came to class more often after attending the presentations. Science and Math were noted as the students most favorite subjects

15 “Making the Connection”: Bringing Relevance to Academics Findings through Survey Assessments (Cont.): About 70% of the students plan to attend college or university after graduation. STEM was highly represented when students reported their after high school career choices. Results indicate that 1/3 of the students’ career choices were influenced by the presenters.

16 Education “Making the Connection”: Bringing Relevance to Academics ABLE videos: Feature algebra applications by: – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Ohm’s Law) – SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union (Auto Payment Affordability) – Kelly Space & Technology Inc. – Southern California Surveyors Joint Apprenticeship Committee

17 ABLE Video Construction and Ohm’s Law International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

18 ABLE Video Banking and Buying a Car SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union San Bernardino, California

19 ABLE Video Kelly Space and Technology, Inc. San Bernardino, California Rates and Rocket Fuel Consumption

20 Southern California Surveyors Joint Apprenticeship ABLE Video The Pythagorean Theory and Calculating Land Parcels

21 Education “Making the Connection”: Bringing Relevance to Academics Expanded # demos on Website Expanded to pre-service training at UCR Expanded to Conferences & Forums: - Mathematics Appreciation Day - Girls Excelling in Mathematics and Science - Celebrating Women in Math & Science - She4Me - Empowering Men in Mathematics

22 Expansion Through Conferences and Forums (Cont.) Student Quote: “I found this (event) interesting because it revealed the importance of math and science in society and the world. This event opened my eyes to the need for women in certain fields. I will continue to persist in the subjects that plague my conscience. This event has changed me. Thank you so much!” Celebrating Women in Mathematics & Science

23 STEMCAP Implementation Grant Category: Engage Current Action Steps: Longitudinal Study (Pacific High School, SBCUSD) Refine Assessment Tools Continue Rigorous Study for Fall Implementation – 3 rd year Produce 4 Video/Ipod Prototype for Website Develop and Disseminate Marketing Brochure

24 Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success… Henry Ford

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