Blueprint for Building a STEM Program (Downloadable PDF)
Newly updated for 2020! Blueprint for Building a STEM Program makes STEM a part of the classroom today! The purpose of this resource is to provide practical and strategic processes for STEMifying students’ learning experiences. This content is intended for teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders in student learning. The STEM Foundations Road Map included in this resource serves as a basis for establishing a common language, vision, and pathway toward strategic implementation of a STEM program and STEMified learning. For students to achieve success in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), teachers and administrators alike must provide a bridge that aligns with student's path into higher education, and then into the industry. The key element of STEM learning is the integration of the four core subjects into larger, cross-disciplinary projects that train students to solve problems and gain practical insights. This book will show you how to organize and deliver learning experiences that will enable students to understand the connections within and between content areas, and see the real-world relevance of what they learn. ESF Alignment Supports Lever 1.2 - Focused plan development and regular monitoring of implementation and outcomes Downloadable PDF, 98 pages A Blueprint for Building a Stem Program was produced by Grant Kessler. Dr. Kessler leads Curriculum and Advanced Academics for ESC Region 13, is the Director of the Texas STEM Center, and serves as President of the Texas STEM Coalition. He believes that innovation is the fuel of economic growth and is essential to drive our nation forward; the role of STEM education cannot be overstated, from developing collaboration skills, promoting analytical and critical thinking, and fostering creativity to providing pathways to career opportunities and economic prosperity. Dr. Kessler is excited by opportunities to affect the way professionals learn and grow. A Blueprint for Building a Stem Program was co-produced by German Ramos. German is a petroleum engineer with a Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering. His education-related experiences include PBL, STEM, classroom teaching, and work with ESC Region 13.
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