Presentation on theme: "Looking Ahead to 2013 and Beyond INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS IN NORTHEASTERN MARYLAND STEM SUMMIT IX: Methods and Metrics."— Presentation transcript:
Looking Ahead to 2013 and Beyond INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS IN NORTHEASTERN MARYLAND STEM SUMMIT IX: Methods and Metrics Welcome!
2 The STEM Forum Initiative
3 A Brief History of STEM Education “STEM” acronym coined; no one knows what it means, but it’s better than its predecessor, “SMET” $TEM Mania! ~$3+B investment across federal government annually MD adopts Next Generation Science Standards MD adopts Common Core State Standards White House publishes 5-Year STEM Plan National Governor’s Association assumes national leadership role in STEM PISA Workforce shortage reports What is working and how are we doing?
4 How are we doing internationally? Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 shows upward trend – Performing slightly above the international average, instead of below – But … 19 percent of eighth graders in Massachusetts, the highest-performing state, scored as advanced on the math exams, = 50% of students in South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan PISA results published early December
5 How are we doing in the U.S.?
7 Persistent Achievement Gap
9 Interest in STEM up/down in some areas Race/Ethnicity
10 Interest in STEM up/down in some areas Gender gap increasing
11 Interest in STEM up/down in some areas Interest in STEM majors and careers among high school seniors increased by 20% from Interest in mathematics majors and careers dropped by 50% from
12 Interest in STEM at HCC
13 Interest in STEM at Cecil
14 Resources Change the Equation Vital Signs and STEMtistics: National Science Foundation STEM Data: Association of Science and Technology Research in America:
15 Methods and Metrics Panel: Best practices in accelerating STEM growth for teachers and students Guest Speaker: Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education General Discussion: Regional metrics and “push versus pull”
16 Best Practices Deb Wrobel Dean of STEM Harford Community College
17 Best Practices Sandy Young APG STEM Outreach Army Research Lab
18 Best Practices Tomeka Swan Director of Records and Registration Cecil College
19 Best Practices Chris Zatalava STEM Instructional Coach Cecil County Public Schools
20 Best Practices Susan Brown Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment Harford County Public Schools
21 Guest Speaker Dr. Natalie Nielsen Senior Program Officer National Research Council