Presentation on theme: "STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education is an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to learning that provides hands-on and relevant."— Presentation transcript:
1 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education is an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to learning that provides hands-on and relevant learning experiences for students. STEM teaching and learning goes beyond the mere transfer of knowledge. It engages students and equips them with critical thinking, problem solving, creative and collaborative skills, and ultimately establishes connections between the school, work place, community and the global economy. STEM also helps students understand and apply math and science content, the foundations for success in college and careers.
2 Arizona STEM NetworkVision: Arizona will be recognized in the global marketplace for a STEM literate workforce that stimulates the economy.Mission: Facilitate a statewide Network of organizations with a common goal to graduate more students ready to succeed in the global marketplace.Objective: Enhance collaboration to create engagement and transformative change in the state of Arizona for STEM education and training.Value Proposition: Provide educators, investors, government and business leaders with the resources needed to make a measurable improvement in STEM education for students across Arizona.Top level metrics:Increase in STEM graduates at High School, Community College and UniversityIncrease in quantity of Network membersIncrease in STEM interest and academic performance
3 Education Service Providers Government Educators Community Business VALUE PROPosiTION Providing educators, investors, government and business leaders with the resources needed to make a measurable improvement in STEM education for students across Arizona.EducationServiceProvidersSTEMNetworkCollaborationCommunicationConveningOnline toolsMetricsInfrastructureGovernmentEducatorsCommunityBusiness
4 Key Stakeholder Give to Network Get from Network Outcome Metrics Education Service ProviderExpertiseAccess to expertise of Network members# of participants in NetworkQuantity of resources availableGrowth in # of students participatingVenue for student participationResourcesQuality ProgramsConnections to potential users of serviceBusinessResources to support educationHighly qualified employeesQualified STEM graduates - Lower Business labor costs, innovation, diversity# of business advocates# of employees participatingExisting employee satisfaction – culture of community impactAdvice to Network on business needsHigh quality education system to attract new employeesGovernment: Local, State and FederalStudent dataLeverage Network capabilities to solicit fundingAvailability of student dataTest scoresPolicy StandardizationResults dataCollaboration with Network members
5 Key Stakeholder Give to Network Get from Network Metrics Educators # of partners# of partners matched with businessActivity in online groups – info sharingAcademic test scoresSTEM graduatesInteraction with NetworkK-12 – Teachers and AdminExisting programs/curriculumLeverage Network capabilities to solicit fundingClassroom opportunitiesVetted resourcesExpertiseCommunication, Collaboration, Info ExchangePeer validationPost-Secondary – Profs and AdminKnowledge and advice regarding research based best practicesMentoring opportunities for studentsSTEM completions (graduates)Specialized adviceCurriculum alignment with industryCommunityStudentsWhy STEM is important
6 2015 STEM Network Strategic Objectives 1.0 Create Meaningful Business-Education Connections2.0 Strengthen Teacher Effectiveness through expanding professional development3.0 Integrate STEM into Schools and Districts4.0 Increase STEM Collaboration among network members5.0 Define and proliferate metrics to measure STEM improvement6.0 Increase STEM Network membership through increasing brand awareness and marketing
7 Next Steps Final package Communication of final package out to STEM Network membersNext steps, Thanks for input, from BillFuture meeting scheduleActions of each group/individual – real commitmentsNeed to prioritize – which organizations are critical (actions)Leadership team ratificationFollow up