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1 Dr. Lauren B. Birney, School of Education Dr. Jonathan H. Hill, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems PACE UNIVERSITY May 16, 2013 STEM Forum St. Louis, Missouri

2 Education: Doctor of Education, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; MS, Counseling, Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA; BA Biology and Chemistry, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA Research: STEM dynamics for Secondary and Elementary Teachers, Instructional Education Technology, e-learning, integrated digital learning, instructional design, Inquiry-based Learning, Web development, mobile app development, mobile learning, applied technology, e-marketing & branding, social media, entrepreneurship, technology entrepreneurship, team dynamics, online learning and STEM teaching. Teaching: Education, Classroom Management and Organization, Science Methods for Elementary and Secondary Teaching, Teacher as Researcher Collaborative Inquiry for STEM Practitioners, Pace University School of Education Associate Professor Pace University School of Education Director, Pace University of STEM Collaboratory Educational STEM Consulting Birney/Hill LLC 2

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4 Education: Doctor of Professional Studies, Computer Science, Pace University, New York, NY, MBA, Management, Baruch College, City University of New York, New York, NY BA, International Relations, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA Research: Research: Education Technology, e-learning, integrated digital learning, instructional design, inquiry-based Learning, Web development, mobile app development, mobile learning, user interaction and usability, applied technology, augmented Reality, business re- engineering, e-commerce, e-marketing & branding, social media, database marketing, data visualization, software development and design, software on demand, abstraction, entrepreneurship, technology entrepreneurship, team dynamics, online learning Teaching: Education Technology, Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds, Honors computing seminar, Web design and development, marketing, Higher Education Management, technology & entrepreneurship, case study seminars, computing literacy, object- oriented programming. PACE UNIVERSITY, New York, NY Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems Associate Dean Assistant Dean Director Pace University STEM Collaboratory Director, Special Programs and Projects Program Chair, Computing Information Systems Programs Birney/Hill LLC 4

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6  Introductions  Pair Share – Thoughts on STEM  Summary of the Verizon Pace University STEM Collaboratory  Resources and Ideas for Individualized Projects  Groups/Discussion Question and Answer VI. Individual Meetings Birney/Hill LLC 6

7 “Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” ― PlatoPlato Birney/Hill LLC 7

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9 As a dynamic and innovative university that is responsive to the intellectual and professional challenges facing our City, region, and country, Pace University intends to address the dramatic needs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education by establishing the Pace University STEM Collaboratory. The “Collaboratory” will facilitate interdisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas among students, faculty, and staff in STEM disciplines from across the University. It will also support STEM teaching and learning at the middle and high-school levels through continued and expanded relationships with public schools in the region. The Collaboratory’s goals include: Identifying and developing a pipeline of STEM students and teachers in the greater New York area in grades 6 – 12; Integrating STEM best practices in the preparation of workforce-ready students at the college level; Increasing the proficiency of specially selected grade 6 – 12 teachers and administrators in STEM teaching; Developing ways to motivate learners to persevere in the study of science, technology, engineering, and math; and Launching an interdisciplinary STEM research group based at Pace University that will be a clearing-house for successful initiatives in STEM education. Birney/Hill LLC 9

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11 STEM Fellows Six Pace faculty members will be selected as STEM Fellows, and will participate in professional development activities with teachers, making site visits and acting as ongoing resources to teachers. Innovative teaching, expertise in the content areas, dedication to the STEM fields, and excellent student evaluations are characteristic of the Faculty Team members. STEM Fellows will: Provide STEM Content Sessions for participating teachers offered on a monthly basis during the school year providing an integrated (face to face, and digital) professional learning experience for the participants; Develop classroom activities (lab exercises, investigations, etc. depending on the domain) in partnership with participating teachers as a result of these content sessions that will be used to enhance STEM curricula; Develop additional classroom activities/assessments in partnership with participating teachers that will provide a source of material for the Summer Enrichment Program; Participate in classroom collaboration by team teaching and mentoring students; Support a minimum of two on-site community activities at partner schools, professional development day and STEM-focused events including talks, demonstrations, and curriculum review sessions by Pace students and faculty; Participate in a minimum of two industry site immersions for teachers and visits for students; Serve as a guest speaker at least two times a semester for classroom teachers; and Function as an ongoing resource for teachers at partner schools. Birney/Hill LLC 11

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13 STEM Teachers Participate in year-round professional learning with Pace University’s STEM fellows in a minimum of two regularly scheduled seminars; Participate in monthly classroom collaborations with STEM Fellows; Disseminate STEM Model information, including but not limited to, class activities, lesson plans, and other curricula content among teaching peers in the STEM Collaboratory as well as at professional development sessions and conferences; and Lead at least two site-based STEM events, one at Pace University and one at the teachers’ home schools for district and regional teachers and administrators. Birney/Hill LLC 13

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15 President Obama knows that we simply cannot, as a Nation, expect to maintain our run of ingenuity and innovation—we cannot maintain that stream of new and different ideas—if we do not broaden participation in STEM to all Americans, including women and girls and minorities. To that end, the Administration has taken steps to bolster the participation of these groups through in the following ways:has taken steps to bolster the participation of these groups through in the following ways: Focusing on underrepresented groups: Engaging and broadening participation of underrepresented groups lies at the heart of many of the aforementioned initiatives, such as Change the Equation, whose third pillar focuses on increasing opportunities for women, girls, and minorities. Exposing girls and young women to STEM fields: Through innovative arrangements such as the NASA/Girl Scouts of the USA partnership, theDepartment of Energy’s Women in STEM mentoring program, and numerous other commitments, agencies across the Administration and the private sector are creating opportunities for students to gain hands on experience and guidance as they navigate STEM subjects.Department of Energy’s Women in STEM mentoring program, and numerous other commitments, agencies across the Administration and the private sector are creating opportunities for students to gain hands on experience and guidance as they navigate STEM subjects. Setting the standard with exceptional role models: Recognizing the need for more women champions and role models in STEM fields, the President has appointed a number of talented women to lead science and technology efforts for the administration, including Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar, and National Science Foundation Acting Director Cora Marrett. Many of these women have also committed to reaching out to students through the OSTP/Council on Women & Girls Women in STEM Speakers Bureau.Women in STEM Speakers Bureau. Promoting tech inclusion: In January 2013, the White House issued a call to tech innovators to work together to ensure that all youth—particularly those from underserved and historically underrepresented communities, including women and girls—have the opportunity to study STEM subjects and participate in the technology sector.a call to tech innovators to work together to ensure that all youth—particularly those from underserved and historically underrepresented communities, including women and girls—have the opportunity to study STEM subjects and participate in the technology sector. Birney/Hill LLC 15

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17 Time-Warner Cable, Discovery Communications, Sesame Street, and other partners will get the message to kids and students about the wonder of invention and discovery. Time-Warner Cable, Discovery Communications, Sesame Street, and other partners will get the message to kids and students about the wonder of invention and discovery. National STEM design competitions will develop game options to engage kids in scientific inquiry and challenging designs The President has often said that winners of science and engineering fairs should be celebrated like NCAA champions. Through the White House Science Fairs, the President has welcomed middle and high school students to celebrate their accomplishments and display their most cutting-edge science, technology and engineering projects. White House Science Fairs, the President has welcomed middle and high school students to celebrate their accomplishments and display their most cutting-edge science, technology and engineering projects. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will announce a new dedicated cohort of national service participants, called STEM AmeriCorps, who will be places in nonprofits that mobilize STEM professionals to inspire young people to excel in STEM education. As a key first step, CNCS will place 50 AmeriCorps VISTA members across the country to build the capacity of FIRST, a nonprofit organization that sponsors robotics competitions and other tech challenges. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will announce a new dedicated cohort of national service participants, called STEM AmeriCorps, who will be places in nonprofits that mobilize STEM professionals to inspire young people to excel in STEM education. As a key first step, CNCS will place 50 AmeriCorps VISTA members across the country to build the capacity of FIRST, a nonprofit organization that sponsors robotics competitions and other tech challenges. In response to the President’s call to action, ten leading education non-profits and U.S. technology companies, including Fortune 500 firms SanDisk, Cognizant, and Cisco are launchingUS2020, an all-hands-on-deck effort to have many more STEM professionals mentor children from kindergarten through college. US2020, an all-hands-on-deck effort to have many more STEM professionals mentor children from kindergarten through college. In Summer 2013, Maker Education Initiative will launch the first-ever MakerCorps of volunteers who will give more young people the opportunity to design and build something that is personally meaningfully to them. In its first year, over 100 MakerCorps members – in 19 states and Washington D.C. —will work work with 34 different partner organizations such as schools, libraries, and science centers.Maker Education Initiative will launch the first-ever MakerCorps of volunteers who will give more young people the opportunity to design and build something that is personally meaningfully to them. In its first year, over 100 MakerCorps members – in 19 states and Washington D.C. —will work work with 34 different partner organizations such as schools, libraries, and science centers. As part of the First Lady’s Joining Forces effort, the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), in partnership with Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) and Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA), is leading a campaign to give many more students at public high schools serving a high percentage of military families access to rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) coursework in math and science. Joining Forces effort, the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), in partnership with Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) and Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA), is leading a campaign to give many more students at public high schools serving a high percentage of military families access to rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) coursework in math and science. Birney/Hill LLC 17

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19 50 Essential Twitter Feeds for STEM Educators STEM Master Teacher Corps recognize-and-reward- STEM Education Opportunity Act (Hanna) Change the Equation Business Roundtable/TAP Coalition education/stem/ US News STEM Solutions Conference June 17-19, Austin, Texas Innovate and Educate Birney/Hill LLC 19

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