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1 Kelly Koermer Principal Investigator Susan Gallagher Project Director, National STEM Consortium Anne Arundel Community College NATIONAL STEM CONSORTIUM

2 What is the National STEM Consortium? Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland College of Lake County in Illinois Clover Park Technical College in Washington State Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio Florida State College at Jacksonville Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana Macomb Community College in Michigan Northwest Arkansas Community College Roane State Community College in Tennessee South Seattle Community College in Washington State

3 What is the Role of the NSC? Design and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs: Nationally portable High-quality certificate-level Responsive to labor market needs Embed contextualized remediation – “STEM Bridge” Build a national model for multi-college cooperation

4 NSC Technical Curricula Composite Materials Cyber Technology Electric Vehicle Development and Repair Environmental Technology Mechatronics

5 Curriculum Development Partners Public workforce agencies Identify industry trends Employers Identify industry needs – learning outcomes Provide input on curricula Community colleges Prepare curricula Identify “bridge” components

6 Composite Materials Technology Colleges South Seattle Community College * Dr. Ellen Gordon, South Seattle Community College Clover Park Technical College Cuyahoga Community College Roane State Community College

7 Composite Materials Technology Two Tracks Composites Fabrication, Assembly and Repair CNC Machining and Composite Manufacturing

8 Composite Materials Technology Courses Drawings Applied Math Applied Physics Chemistry Materials & Processes Hand Tools Pneumatic Tools Power tools and Machines Safety Introduction to Composites Composite Fabrication Composite Assembly Composite Repair Capstone Manufacturing Skills II Machine Tool Theory Machine Operations II Jobs > Careers Manufacturing Production Technicians Fiberglass Laminators & Fabricators Assemblers and Fabricators Industrial Production Managers Team Assemblers Machinists Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic Tool and Die Makers Molding, Coremaking & Casting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal & Plastic

9 Cyber Security Technology Colleges Anne Arundel Community College* Kim Law, Anne Arundel Community College Cuyahoga Community College Florida State College at Jacksonville Ivy Tech Community College Northwest Arkansas Community College

10 Cyber Security Technology Courses Theory and Troubleshooting Microcomputers 1 (A+ Hardware) Theory and Troubleshooting Microcomputers 2 (A+ Software) Network Essentials (Network+) Security Fundamentals (Security+) Cisco 1: Network Fundamentals (Cisco CCNA) Cisco 2: Routing Protocols and Concepts (Cisco CCNA) Cisco 3: LAN Switching and Wireless (Cisco CCNA) Cisco 4: WAN Implementation and Support (Cisco CCNA) Cyber Capstone Core Skills for Computing Professionals 1-3 Jobs > Careers Customer Service and Technical Support: Information Technology Specialist Computer Technician Help Desk Analyst Technical Support Specialist Network Support Specialist Network Technician

11 Cyber Security Technology Capstone Instructor Resources

12 Cyber Security Technology

13 Electric Vehicle Technology Colleges Macomb Community College * Joanne Burns, Macomb Community College Ivy Tech Community College

14 Electric Vehicle Technology Two Tracks Electric Vehicle Development Electric Vehicle Repair

15 Electric Vehicle Technology Courses Introduction to Electric Vehicle Propulsion Systems Electronic Technology I and II Motors and Controls for Electric Vehicles and Industrial Applications Electric Vehicle Data Acquisition, Sensors and Control Systems Advanced Energy Storage RCL Analysis Principles of Alternative/Renewable Energies Introduction to Automotive Engine Fundamentals Engine Performance I Electrical and Hybrid Vehicle Technologies Advanced Hybrid Vehicle and Electric Technologies Jobs > Careers Development Technician Electrical Test Technician Mechanical Testing Technician Manufacturing Technician Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Service Technician Battery Service Technician

16 Environmental Technology Colleges Florida State College at Jacksonville* Dr. Mike Reynolds College of Lake County Ivy Tech Community College NorthWest Arkansas Community College

17 Environmental Technology Two Tracks Hazardous Materials Water Quality

18 Environmental Technology Courses Fundamentals for Environmental Professionals Introduction to Environmental Science Environmental Sampling Procedures Environmental Compliance Introduction to OSHA Hazardous Materials Industrial Hygiene Regulatory Hazardous Materials Risk Analysis Hazardous Materials Technician Hazardous Materials Lab Industrial Hygiene Lab OSHA Safety Introduction to Water Resources Chemistry and Biology of Natural Waters Field Work Jobs > Careers Emergency Planning Technician Emergency Response Technician Hazardous Materials Technician Health and Safety Technician Environmental Compliance Officer Safety Specialist Drinking Water/Field Service Technician Water and Wastewater Treatment Technician Soil and Water Conservationist Water Resource Specialist

19 Mechatronics Colleges College of Lake County* Gary Morgan, College of Lake County Anne Arundel Community College Cuyahoga Community College Florida State College at Jacksonville Ivy Tech Community College Roane State Community Colleges

20 Mechatronics Courses Electrical Systems Mechanical Systems Hydraulics & Pneumatics Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) Robotics Mechatronics Capstone Regional Electives Jobs > Careers Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Commercial & Industrial Equipment Maintenance and Repair Workers Maintenance Workers, Machinery Electro-mechanical Technicians Robotics Technicians Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers Automation Technicians

21 NSC Technical Curricula 30+ Credits per pathway Traditional classroom delivery All course materials available as an Open Educational Resource on Platform+ > OPEN EdX* Additional interactive “sticking points” – short interactive lessons on more difficult content Comprehensive Program Guides providing information on all aspects of program adoption *Conversion to OER in progress: to be completed by 9/30/14

22 Second Deliverable: STEM Bridge National STEM Consortium Technical Proposal: “Each of the STEM pathways will include a STEM Bridge. The STEM Bridge will be programmatically consistent across the five fields and transferable to other colleges, and will integrate basic skills, workforce skills, computer skills, and job readiness training, contextualized within the pathway.”

23 What is the STEM Bridge ? STEM Bridge is a two-part strategy to provide support to learners in the STEM certificate programs. Part 1: “STEM Readiness” Course* Embedded contextualized online course built in OLI’s Platform+ system that quickly refreshes key skills for learners entering the credit certificates directly Part 2: “STEM Foundations” Course* Modularized set of curriculum “bundles” that can be adapted and inserted by colleges wherever needed to provide support for lower level learners who need to build foundational skills in Math and Workplace Communication before entering the credit certificates *STEM Readiness and Workplace Communication modules of STEM Foundations Course complete. Available at

24 Co-Development Partners National STEM Consortium – STEM Bridge Team Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI) CAST – addresses learner variability through Universal Design for Learning and accessibility. Industry partners Offered assistance in developing realistic scenarios and provided company name and images – ARINC Industry experts offered experience in developing realistic scenarios but company names are fictitious.

25 STEM Readiness Course Learning Outcomes Based Curriculum Surveyed all five technical teams to determine what key skills were needed in each of the five pathways Developed a master set of learning outcomes that were common to most of the technical pathways: ESSENTIAL SKILLS Math Critical Thinking and Workplace Communication Professional Skills (Customer Service, Teamwork etc.)

26 Industry Partners Helped Develop Scenario-Based Learning Tell a story of a workplace that can be visualized Richly model a context for learning Help learners problem-solve issues Encourage reflection on work practices STEM Readiness Course

27 Realistic Scenarios

28 Realistic Activities

29 Explaining a Concept: Photo and Diagram Targets multiple learning styles Text description of diagrams available

30 Explaining a Concept: Embedded Videos OLI or external hosting Captioned for accessibility

31 Explaining a Concept: Visual Representations

32 Student Practice: Learn By Doing Activities Hints available to help struggling students Immediate feedback for answers Multiple problems per learning objective to promote concept mastery

33 Assessment: End of Module Quizzes Summary provided for all modules Extra Practice Problems available Assessment questions tied to objectives Assessments feed grade book and Instructor’s Dashboard

34 STEM Readiness: Flexible Delivery STEM Readiness Component is FLEXIBLE and can be delivered in a variety of ways: Hybrid format with face to face instruction to support Online only in class or in attached lab Delivered up front in first term or spread across multiple terms as needed by each team Inserted into key points in the technical curriculum Delivered as credit or (0 credit) credit equivalent modules

35 STEM Readiness: Adaptable for Other Programs Modularized units can be inserted as needed to support credit, non-credit or technical curriculum. Embed modules into the credit courses where they are needed: Teamwork module might help students learn how to collaborate more effectively in labs. Adapt and contextualize for other career pathways using the same learning outcomes: Analyze information from multiple sources and determine appropriate actions for a given situation. Listen to a conversation and compose an effective summary of the information. ARINC Air Operations Center Hospital Emergency Room Police Emergency Dispatch

36 STEM Readiness: Learner Analytics Students - instant feedback from the Learn By Doing and Did I Get This? activities and end of module quizzes Instructors - view student mastery of learning outcomes in the instructor dashboard and tailor face to face instruction to help students who are having challenges with specific parts of the course Colleges/Administrators – track usage

37 STEM Readiness: Learner Analytics - Usage January 2014: Over 3,700 users across the nation Over 2,600 on OLI site All 10 NSC Community colleges At least one High school At least one Middle School Industry - professional development

38 STEM Readiness: Partner Experience AACC: WIA Youth Program GED Prep: STEM Readiness course used as foundation, augmented with science and history lessons. 14 of 14 students passed the GED – Historic success! CLC: Difference in terms of the students’ readiness for the technical courses Sequencing and contextualization makes a big difference CPTC: STEM Readiness = employment readiness course Will be offered campus-wide Technical colleges/remedial students Connection between the STEM Readiness course and better overall grades in the college experience? Macomb CC: Incorporating STEM Readiness course into Round 3 TAACCCT Grant

39 STEM Foundations Twenty-two short modules focusing on the development of key skills that are lacking in lower level learners will be built in the Platform+ system. Examples: Identify main idea and supporting ideas and summarize. Build a paragraph and write a short essay. Prepare and deliver an effective presentation. Apply Order of Operations in math. Explain concept of a variable.

40 Industry Relevance Industry Subject Matter Experts Contribute to technical and readiness curricula Review completed courses and materials

41 Industry Relevance Industry-Recognized Credentials Composites: considering Certified Production Technician (Manufacturing Skills Standards Council) Certified Composites Technician (American Composites Manufacturers Assn.) Cyber: A+, Network+, and Security+ from CompTIA and CCNA from Cisco Electric Vehicle: SAE International’s Vehicle Electrification Fundamentals and Safety Certificate of Competency Environmental: OSHA – including HAZWOPER Mechatronics: SIEMENS Certification, SolidWorks

42 Industry Relevance Advisory Boards National NSC Advisory Board Local Industry Advisory Boards National Industry Groups Local Industry Groups

43 Challenges Curriculum templates National team Online conversion Volume Copyright issues Accessibility issues Faculty resistance Professional development

44 Beyond the Grant National repository of materials available at no cost to all community colleges Creative Commons Attribution License Open Learning Initiative

45 Beyond the Grant Wadhwani Foundation – Race to a Job OLI/Stanford – Mindset research Translation to other languages

46 Impact New nationally-portable programs Contextualized remediation Open education resources Changing the Culture of Higher Education

47 To Learn More NSC Website: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AACCMechatronics https://www.facebook.com/MCCEVCert PBS Feature employable/16901/ employable/16901/ Pathway videos:: Open Learning Initiative (OLI) website: Sign Up on main page STEM Readiness use Course Key: ALL-STEM STEM Foundations use Course Key: STEMBASIC

48 National STEM Consortium Susan Gallagher Project Director, National STEM Consortium Kelly Koermer Anne Arundel Community College

49 Disclaimer This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.


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