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1 K-12 STEM What to Expect When You Are Expected to Partner Tom Peters, Ed.D. Executive Director

2 Gain a bit of insight into what STEM means in K-12, why we care about it and what we're doing to be STEM-ready. Learn insider tricks to effective K-12 partnering... Maybe even test out a partnering idea or two.

3 What STEM means in K-12 “When you're at the beginning don't obsess about the middle because the middle is going to look different once you get there. Just look for a strong beginning and a strong ending and get moving.” Heath & Heath in Switch, 2010 “When you're at the beginning don't obsess about the middle because the middle is going to look different once you get there. Just look for a strong beginning and a strong ending and get moving.” Heath & Heath in Switch, 2010

4 What STEM means in K-12

5 Why we care about STEM

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8 What we're doing to be STEM-ready

9 are cultural achievements and a shared good of humankind permeate nearly every facet of modern life hold the key to meeting many of humanity’s most pressing current and future challenges understanding is critical to participation in public policy and good decision-making required for more and more careers Vision: Science for All Students -- From the Executive Summary of A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas Science, engineering and technology: What we're doing to be STEM-ready

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11 Learn insider tricks to effective K-12 partnering... Learn the language…or have a good translator. Respect the expertise… Cultivate relationships… Find the right site…beware of the “eager beaver”! Understand the constraints… Get it in writing! Balance reward and expectation.

12 Maybe even test out a partnering idea or two?

13 Tom Peters, Ed.D. Executive Director South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science


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