Adapting STEM for 2020 Limitations

Educators are receiving and implementing their Differentiated Math Centers STEM Scale-Up Program.
As early snow falls in Iowa, all communities continue to feel the effects of COVID-19. Organizations, businesses and educational institutions are adapting to an environment of social distancing and virtual access.
 

Top Tips for Virtual Learning – Part 1: Strategies for Engagement

STEM Scale-Up Program providers share strategies for engagement in virtual learning environments.

The immediate shift to virtual learning has impacted nearly every Iowan. Many are still learning how to best navigate the new virtual territory. The STEM Council sought out best practices and advice for virtual learning from our 2020 STEM Scale-Up Program providers. Read more about Top Tips for Virtual Learning – Part 1: Strategies for Engagement

Top Tips for Virtual Learning - Part 2: Methods of Communication

STEM Scale-Up Program providers share communication best practices for virtual learning.

Communication is often referred to as the key to success and is possibly even more important in a virtual learning environment. Below are some tips and best practices from STEM Scale-Up Program providers* to enhance the communication flow in a virtual settings. Read more about Top Tips for Virtual Learning - Part 2: Methods of Communication

Scale-Up Training Pivots Virtual

STEM Scale-Up Program Virtual Professional Development Training

As educators across Iowa prepare for the upcoming school year, more than 1,000 teachers and informal educators are taking part in professional development training to implement STEM Scale-Up Programs this fall. Read more about Scale-Up Training Pivots Virtual

Scale-Up Professional Development Goes Online

Iowa Library for the Blind was a recipient of the STEM Scale-Up Program Pint Size Science

Each summer, hundreds of educators across Iowa attend professional development training to prepare for implementation of the STEM Scale-Up Programs during the upcoming school year. This year, training is looking a little different. Read more about Scale-Up Professional Development Goes Online

Top STEM Education Innovations to Scale Across Iowa

PLTW Cybersecurity is one of thirteen world-class STEM Scale-Up Programs being delivered to educators across Iowa.
The concept was hatched by the STEM Council in its first year: Devise a system by which youth across Iowa, especially those most deserving, enjoy some of the best STEM education kits, curricula, software, games and courses the world has to offer. Scale-Up was born, the most heavily invested program of any conducted by the Council’s network team.

Scale-Up Starts a STEM Buzz at School

John Glenn Elementary Makerspace made possible through STEM Council Scale-Up Program

When John Glenn Elementary fourth grade teacher Jarrett Bertog applied for the STEM Scale-Up Program Making STEM Connections provided by the Science Center of Iowa, he was looking for ways to incorporate hands-on STEM learning into his classroom curriculum. He hadn’t imagined that it would turn into a school-wide makerspace.  Read more about Scale-Up Starts a STEM Buzz at School

Council Helps Make Mathematics a Magnet to STEM

Differentiated Math Centers is one of three mathematics Scale-Up Programs awarded to educators for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council sought out top mathematics education programs last summer and selected three to help support educators in making mathematics a magnet to STEM study and careers. The programs are now being delivered to nearly 700 Iowa educators for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Mathematics as a Magnet to STEM

Scores of Iowa students compared to students nationwide

America’s Strategy for STEM Education maps out the Federal Government’s five-year plan for STEM education to help position the United States as a global leader in STEM literacy, innovation and employment. Read more about Mathematics as a Magnet to STEM

Summer Scale-Up Professional Development Heats Up in July

Educators take part in STEM Scale-Up PD

As the weather heats up in July, so does the professional development trainings for the STEM Scale-Up Program. More than 1,200 Iowa educators will be taking part in these trainings to prepare for implementation of a Scale-Up Program during the coming school year.  Read more about Summer Scale-Up Professional Development Heats Up in July

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