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    K-16 STEM Initiative

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AN INITIATIVE BY CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SAN MARCOS, PALOMAR COLLEGE, MIRACOSTA COLLEGE & NORTH COUNTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FEDERATION

The purpose of K-16 STEM Initiative is to develop sustainable, scalable and systematic STEM instructional practices in our region resulting in:

  1. Greater Math & Science Literacy for All Students
  2. Increase in the Number of STEM Ready Students Who Attain STEM Related Degrees.
K-16 STEM

ELEMENTS OF THE INITIATIVE

Identify Characteristics of Early Adopter Teachers of STEM (EATS). Districts use the characteristics to identify EATS teachers in their districts. EATS teachers become a pool of experts who support each other & become STEM ambassadors at their schools, in their districts & in our region.

Identify Characteristics of At Promise STEM Students (APSS). Districts use the characteristics to identify At Promise STEM students in their districts. CSUSM initiates direct contact with students & families to inform & inspire students, their parents & guardians to consider pursuing STEM career pathways.

K-16 STEM

Host  Regional STEM Professional Development Activities for EATS, Administrators & Pre- Service Teacher Candidates. NCPDF  will collaborate with CSUSM STEM Center, School of Education, College of Math & Science, Palomar College and Mira Costa College to provide professional development aligned with the characteristics of EATS & APSS. Hack Your Lesson Plan – Summer 2017 Sixteen Middle School Teachers.

Convene A K-16 STEM Summit. Educators & STEM industry leaders gather to discuss the future of STEM opportunities in our region & our collective efforts to prepare students to successfully participate in those opportunities. Spring 2017 83 participants & lots of ideas!

Host Regional STEM Activities for & Provide Resources to At Promise STEM Students & Their Families. Fall 2017

Host A Sixth Grade STEM Camp. Fall 2016 230 6th graders from six alliance districts.

Create A Recognition Event To Honor Teams of Exemplary STEM Teacherswho collectively exhibit the characteristics of excellent STEM instruction as noted in the EATS graphic. Spring 2017 23 teachers, five districts.