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NC STEM Community Collaborative A Structured Approach to Innovation March 26, 2014.

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1 NC STEM Community Collaborative A Structured Approach to Innovation March 26, 2014

2 Agenda Introduction Economic Impacts, Education Focus NC STEM Community Collaborative Mission & Role What does it mean for NC Communities? Ready To Launch, Emerging & Incubating 21 st Century Teaching & Learning Next Steps

3 NC STEM Community Collaborative facilitates a coordinated approach by diverse leadership providing knowledge capture, advocacy, and connections across regional, state & resource networks for locally sustainable, innovative projects serving the economic and academic STEM needs in communities around the State.

4 Why MCNC? MCNC: Bridges the Industry, Education, & Policy landscape Extensive Network at all levels of Leadership Delivers NCREN to a diverse client set History of Innovation & Foundation in STEM

5 The STEM Collaboratives Role RoleCollaborative Facilitation/Convening Connecting Local Community Networks with other Networks. Communication An Eco-system of Innovation helps all children in all schools, be successful for all communities. AdvocacyPolicy supporting institutional innovation. Knowledge Capture Tools supporting communication across networks. Data to inform future innovation. Catalyst Student-centered innovation in STEM education tied to economic needs of the region and state.

6 What is 21 st Century Teaching & Learning? 21 st Century Teaching & Learning Community Response Figure 1 The next-generation model adopted by the Gates Foundation centers on student needs. SOURCE: Jim Shelton, BMGF

7 Community Self-Determination All Regions Have Access! Ready to Launch Emerging Incubating

8 Earliest Communities – Collaborative Phases Now Communities Build Community Buy-in & Vision Enter and Become Examples (Hubs) for others All Communities Begin Process Based on Learnings of Hubs Interest & Leadership Capacity Dedication Transparency Support Innovation Equality Sustainability Expertise Communication Commitment

9 Thank You Karl T. Rectanus NC STEM Community Collaborative Leader Ph:


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