What is a STEM School?
Rebecca Payne
[email protected]
www.ncpublicschools.org/stem
April 25, 2013
STEM
Education Is
…an infusion of
Science,
Technology,
Engineering,
Mathematics
•understand complex problems
•prepare the next generation of
innovators
E M
T
S
Ed.
Quality STEM Education
21st Century Skills
Language
Arts
Responsibility
Problem
solving
Music
Social
Studies
Science
Professionalism
Healthful
Living
CTE
Collaboration/
teamwork
Entrepreneurial
spirit
Technology
Math
Adaptability
Ethics
Engineering
World
Languages
Technology use
Critical
thinking
Art
Oral/written
communications
Creativity
3 STEM Principles
Integrated STEM
Curriculum
On-Going Community and
Industry Engagement
Connections with
Postsecondary
Education
Integrated STEM Curriculum
1. Project-based learning with
integrated content across STEM
Subjects
2. Connections to effective
in-and out-of-school STEM
programs
Integrated STEM Curriculum
3. Integration of Technology
and virtual learning
4. Authentic assessment and
exhibition of STEM skills
Integrated STEM Curriculum
5. Professional development on integrated STEM
curriculum, community/industry
partnerships and postsecondary
education connections
6. Outreach, support and focus on underserved,
especially females, minorities,
and economically
disadvantaged
Engineering Key Elements
Applied to the STEM Principles
• Integrated STEM Curriculum
Engineering Habits of Mind
• On-going Community and
Industry Engagement
Engineering Design Process
Systems Thinking
• Connections with
Postsecondary
Problem Solving
www.ncpublicschools.org/stem/resources
On-going Community & Industry Engagement
7. A communicated STEM plan is
adopted across education,
communities and businesses
On-going Community & Industry Engagement
8. STEM work-based learning
experiences, to increase
interest and abilities in fields
requiring STEM skills,
for each student and teacher
9. Business and community
partnerships for mentorship,
internship and other STEM
opportunities that extend the
classroom walls
Attributes: Vision of STEM School
• Connections with postsecondary education
10. Alignment of student’s career pathway with
post-secondary STEM program(s)
Attributes: Vision of STEM School
• Connections with postsecondary education
11. Credit completion at community colleges,
colleges and/or universities *
*not required for elementary or middle schools
Attribute Self-Assessment
• “Model”
Highest level of achievement
representing a model
• “Prepared”
Quality program meeting
expectations
• “Developing” Needs improvement but
program has a good start
• “Early”
Beginning STEM program
www.ncpublicschools.org/stem
North Carolina STEM School
S T E M
11
science
engineering
NC STEM School/Program
Application
• School
Self-Assessment
+
• One best
practice
Desk Review &
Review &
Recommendation Recommendation
• State
Committee
Review
+
• Recommend
to Economic
Region
• Regional
Review Focus
on Economic
Development
+
• Recommend
to State
Approval &
Designation
State Board
of Education
STEM
School/
Program
STEM Curriculum
Aerospace, Security, and Automation
Agriscience and Biotechnology
Energy and Sustainability
Health and Life Sciences
http://moodle.learnnc.org
click All Courses
click DPI
RTTT
STEM Courses
enter enrollment key = NCSSM_RTTT_STEM
Are you READY for
STEM Education?
www.ncpublicschools.org/stem
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