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STEM  

 

Welcome to the CESA 7 STEM FORCE.  This is a place for innovation, creativity, and problem solving in all things related to STEM education leadership (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

 

The Department of Energy has also created a website resource, Women@Energy, showcasing talented and dedicated employees who are helping change the world, ensuring America's security and prosperity through transformative science and technology solutions. View profiles of women across the country, sharing what inspired them to work in STEM, what excites them about their work at the Energy Department, sharing ideas for getting more underrepresented groups engage in STEM, offering tips, and more.

 

 

Libraries as STEM Education Centers

Libraries are essential to STEM education efforts because of their strong connections to families and communities. This white paper includes information about STAR_Net education programs that were created to inspire lifelong learning through inquiry and play and resources for librarians. STAR_Net's Discover Earth and Discover Tech programs provide an example of the impact that a public library can have on its community by offering exciting and engaging STEM experiences.

 

New website for Women in STEM resources. Free sign in.

 

FREE Course for students: GAMEIT - Intro to Game Design

 

McREL STEM Legislation Brief - Policy brief on proposed legislation to promote and strengthen STEM education

 

Fond du Lac STEM Academy is exemplary P21 school - http://www.fonddulac.k12.wi.us/school/stem-academy/30 

 

Is There a STEM worker shortage?  Article about the Bayer Survey

 

A STEM FUSE Video Contest

From now until 12/16/13 STEM Fuse wants you to create an original viral video.  It’s not complicated, Follow a few rules, record, promote and win. Mention Stem Fuse and use their logo. Win up to $3000 for your school. 

 

 

National Girls Collaborative Project:

NGCP is in the process of increasing online presence. We encourage you to "Like" their new NGCP Facebook Page and follow on Twitter to receive ongoing girl-focused information, updates about national and Collaborative networks, and events. In March, they will launch a blog, featuring Collaborative activities and partnerships, and exemplary practices in collaboration and informal education.

Feb 2014 Newsletter

 

Notes from STEM Conference June 2011

 

National STEM Video Game Challenge
Inspired by the Educate to Innovate campaign, President Obama's initiative to promote a renewed focus on STEM education, the National STEM Video Game Challenge aims to motivate interest in STEM learning among America's youth by tapping into students' natural passions for playing and making video games. The Challenge usually features two competitions, a Youth Prize (grades 5-8) and a Developer Prize (open to emerging and experienced game developers). Deadline: Usually in March, with winners announced in July.
Details: http://www.stemchallenge.org/Default.aspx

 

STEM Robotics inthe CLassroom

http://thejournal.com/articles/2011/10/24/humanoid-robots-stem-vehicles-today-classroom-assistants-tomorrow.aspx

 

STEM EQUITY PIPELINE WEBINARS


All STEM Equity Pipeline webinars are archived. Past titles include:

  • Five Step Program Improvement Process
  • GESA Works! Generating Expectations for Student Achievement Assessing Effectiveness: Do Your Program Activities Make a Difference?
  • Cognitive Beliefs and Cultural Variables Matter in STEM Career Development
  • Implicit Bias in STEM: The Power of Automatic, Unintended Mindsets
  • Effective Program Assessments
  • And more!

 Access webinars. 

 

 

The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity's 2014 Professional Development Institute (PDI) is scheduled for April 7-11, 2014, in Arlington, VA. Learn more about the 2014 PDI.   

 

Science Matters is a free newsletter produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

 

 

STEM Course for Elementary teachers, from PBS: 

STEM420 Inspire Elementary Students with Engineering, Grades PreK-6, 30 HR
Learn to inspire elementary students by integrating engineering principles in your classroom. This course will familiarize you with the engineering design process and development of model eliciting activities, which will help you engage students with hands-on, problem-solving engineering activities. You will learn how to effectively integrate engineering into your science and math curriculum to meet national standards and why it is important to pique children's interest in engineering at a young age. Note: various start dates 
Cost: $295  Register 

 

Next Generation Science Standards   Released April 2013

 

The JASON Project: science curriculum and resources that are available free for teachers to use. (http://jason.org) The Jason project has some amazing streaming sessions coming up this year and has a host of free, downloadable materials that teachers can use to help integrate the project info into their curriculum. Great STEM stuff!  View an archive of a JASON workshop for teachers that was taped in Nov. 2010.

If you'd like immediate information, you may contact Jerry Novak, a former GB schools principal and JASON project trainer directly at jlno7@aim.com

 

 

NEWS :

 

Classroom Gender Gaps: http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/teachers-can-close-gender-gap-164441.aspx

Women in Engineering scarce: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/ct-perspec-0822-engineer-20100822,0,1738375.story

Shortage of engineers and scientists predicted:  http://www.dailytech.com/US+Tech+Industrys+Growing+Demand+for+Talent+Draws+Concern/article19387.htm  

 

 

STEM Philosophy

 

STEMForce Contact Info

 

STEM Grant Opportunities

 

STEM Websites

  

STEM Resources: Articles, research, events, lesson plans, webinars

 

 

NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY PLAN 2010: 

Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology

 

Whitepaper: The Case for a Statewide Stem Organization 

 

 

 

Christine Rogers

CESA 7 Educational Technology Services Director

CESA 7, Green Bay, WI

Office: 920-465-2744

Cell: 920-639-8464

crogers@cesa7.k12.wi.us

 

 

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