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1 STEM Where are We and Where are We Heading? CACTA 2013 Jennifer Jirous STEM/Arts Program Director

2 Have you Noticed?

3 Where are we?

4 Colorado Blueprint Overview

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6 COLORADO STEM ACTION PLAN Education Leadership Council (Gov/Lt Gov) STEM/Workforce Committee Connects with Blueprint Objective V Vital Signs report Working Group o Great STEM Experiences o Great STEM Teachers o Great STEM Workforce

7 Great STEM Workforce STEM Workforce  Ensure every student is on track to graduate postsecondary and workforce ready.  Ensure students graduate ready for success in postsecondary education and the workforce.  Increase achievement and national/international competitiveness for all students. Great STEM Teachers  Increase and support the effectiveness of all educators.  Optimize the preparation, retention, and effectiveness of new educators.  Eliminate the educator equity gap. Great STEM Experiences for Students  Increase access to in school STEM experiences and to extended learning opportunities in STEM  Inspire and prepare students through STEM experiences.  Attend to the opportunity gap Workforce Educators Students Priorities for STEM

8 National Statistics (2009) 7.4 million workers in STEM jobs or 5.3% of the population 91% of STEM jobs require post-secondary education (2018) Occupational area –47% Computer and mathematical science –32% Engineering and surveying –12% Physical sciences –8% STEM management jobs Source: U.S. Department of Commerce: Economics and Statistics Administration, ESA Issue Brief #04-11, August 2011.

9 Projections by Sector % Computing 16% Traditional Engineering 7% Physical Sciences 4% Life Sciences 2% Mathematics

10 Projections in Computing 27% Software Engineering 21% Computer Networking 10% Systems Analysis 7% Computer Support 2% Database Admininstration 1% CS/IS Research

11 Projections in Computing Between 2011 and 2015 –1.7 million jobs in cloud computing –311,000 jobs in “app economy”

12 Colorado Statistics (2011) 232,000 STEM-related jobs by 2018 Ranked 14 th in the nation Occupational area –115,000 Computer and Mathematical Science –58,000 Engineers and technicians –30,000 Life and physical sciences –17,000 Architects and technicians –12,000 Social Sciences $74,958 Average salary ( ) Source: Colorado’s K-12 STEM Ed Report Card 2011, STEMConnector, 222.stemconnector.org

13 Change in Colorado Jobs by Education Level 2008 and 2018 Education Level 2008 Jobs 2018 Jobs Difference HS Dropouts 257, ,000 68,000 HS Graduates 612, ,000 49,000 Post-Secondary 1,693,000 2,104, ,000 Source: Colorado’s K-12 STEM Ed Report Card 2011, STEMConnector, 222.stemconnector.org

14 Where Does CTE Fit? Vision: Colorado CTE delivers proven pathways to lifelong career success! Mission: CTE ensures a thriving Colorado economy by providing relevant and rigorous education that is connected, responsive and real.

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16 Who Are We? In , there were more than 112,000 total CTE enrollments (89,145 individual CTE students) in secondary programs.  More than 1,200 programs  159 School Districts  8 Technical Centers  4 Special Schools  5 Community Colleges  3 Area Technical Colleges  1 Four-Year Local College  1 Charter District  Correctional Facilities

17 Who Are We? In , there were nearly 35,000 CTE enrollments (33,924 individual CTE students) in post-secondary programs.  618 Programs  13 System Community Colleges  2 Local District Community Colleges  1 Local Four-Year College  3 Technical Colleges  Correctional Facilities

18  Secondary Secondary  94 Programs  6821 Students  25% Females  44% White  Post-secondary  41 Programs  1434 Students  13% Females  32% White Engineering & CAD

19 Information Technology  Secondary  40 Programs  1350 Students  37% Females  63% White  Post-secondary  29 Programs  1260 Students  33% Females  60% White

20 Health Sciences –Secondary 33 programs 1,598 students 75% female 49% White –Post-Secondary 154 programs 10,845 students 73% female 64% White

21 Agriculture/Energy Secondary – 99 programs –5220 Students –39% Female –79% White Post-secondary –22 programs –938 students –39% Female –70% White

22 Total CTE Stem-Affiliated Secondary – 251 Programs –14,989 Students Post-secondary – 250 Programs –14,480 Students Totals – 501 Programs –29,469 Students

23 Women are less likely than men are to declare a STEM major in college.

24 Women’s representation among STEM bachelor’s degree holders has improved over time but varies by field. Bachelor’s Degrees Earned by Women in Selected Fields, 1966–2006

25 Women are underrepresented in many science and engineering occupations. Percentage of Employed STEM Professionals Who Are Women, Selected Professions, 2008

26 Where are we Going?

27 COLORADO STEM NETWORK Created under NGA STEM Grant STEM Stakeholders Statewide Monthly Conference Call (Adobe Connect) on the 4 th Monday of Each Month 7:30 – 8:30 am Regular Updates Connects with CSEN and BASEC newsletters

28 STEM CENTERS BASEC (Boulder - Noah Finkelstein) STEM-EC (South Metro STEM) Pikes Peak STEM Consortium Colorado Legacy Foundation Expanded Learning Opportunities Grants Xsci/Experiential STEM – UC Denver o Experiential STEM Conference 2014 o Roots and Shoots

29 Colorado Blueprint Regional Sectors Key industries in regions Get Connected!

30 STEM-O-SPHERE Formerly STEMAPALOOZA with much added value May 4, 2013 DU Magness Center Jane Goodall Keynote SHARE FAIR PD ½ Day (750 teachers by Invitation) STEMOSPHERE – Igniting Creativity (7,500) FREE – Maia Stone

31 Final Thought… “Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch - what make you go beyond the norm.”

32 Personal Action Plan 1.Based on today’s workshop, I am going to (list specific actions)… 2.Specific benefits I feel will come from my actions are… 3.Specific obstacles that may hinder my actions are… 4.One important bit of information I am going to share with my colleagues is…

33 Thank You!! Have a Great Day!!


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