2 years, 1 month ago Veronica GonzalesKeymaster
Dear Ecosystem Stakeholders,
We received some interesting — and actually, exciting — news today.
Acting on the recommendations of top education experts from across the country, the federal government has issued a comprehensive STEM Strategic Plan saying that cultivating STEM Ecosystems is a top priority for the nation.
It’s Because of the Work You’ve Been Doing and Sharing in this Community of Practice…
We are pleased that STEM education experts have recognized the important work that many of us have been leading for more than a decade. The STEM Learning Ecosystem Community of Practice, now a movement of 68 ecosystems across the world, has been pioneering the practice of bringing diverse stakeholders together to work for common STEM goals and greater alignment with workforce needs.
We know that our ecosystem work is transforming how students learn and how educators teach and it’s exciting that others are taking note in such a significant way.
The STEM Five Year Strategic Plan, under development for more than a year, is based on input from numerous stakeholders, including educators, business and community leaders and representatives from all 50 states, who attended a June federal STEM Summit hosted by Office of Science Technology and Policy at the White House (OSTP.) (To view the entire report, please click here.)
The federal government has issued this plan to help states and municipalities develop local strategies that will ensure broadening participation of all citizens so they have access to high-quality STEM education and all communities have a STEM-ready workforce to meet growing demand for 21st-century careers.
Or, more precisely, they are advising the whole country to do WHAT YOU ARE ALREADY DOING!
In order to help communities understand the implications of the STEM Strategic Plan, navigate the potential opportunities this federal recognition may bring and respond to your questions, TIES will be hosting a webinar on January 8, 2019 at 1pm ET/ 10am PT. Please plan to join us and your Community of Practice colleagues for a collaborative conversation to leverage the STEM Strategic Plan. (You may register for the webinar here)
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