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STEM Connections June 2017

June 6, 2017 Volume 8, Issue 11

This issue of STEM Connections is sponsored by STEM 101

Who said the best things in life aren’t free? STEM 101 is offering best of class, standards-based STEM curriculum and professional development support for US schools via grant program. 

Russell Mickelson, CEO of The STEM Academy, Inc., “We are fortunate to be able to renew our commitment to promote education equality in America by offering our best of class STEM curriculum and professional development programs for middle and high schools in 2017. We remain steadfast in our dedication to provide student experiences which unlock the doors of opportunity to 21st century STEM careers.”

HOW IT WORKS

The first 5,000 public education middle and high school school institutions to respond will receive STEM 101 curriculum licensing and professional development via grant offer at www.stem101.org.

*Grant offer expires January 1, 2018

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Qualified schools will commit to implement STEM 101 project activities, adopt units to enrich existing instruction, or offer STEM 101 courses during the 2017-18 academic school year. Schools will also commit to have participating instructors complete online STEM 101 instructor orientation training prior to curriculum utilization. 

STEM 101 MIDDLE GRADES COURSES

Grade 6 | Discovering STEM; Grade 7 | Designing with STEM; Grade 8 | Investigating STEM Skills

 

STEM 101 HIGH SCHOOL COURSES

Introduction to Engineering | Principles of Engineering | *3D Modeling featuring Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks and Autodesk Revit

*Not eligible for grant program

 

STEM 101 CAREER PATHWAY EXPLORATION PROJECT LIBRARY

Agriculture | Architecture | Aviation | Coding | Biotechnology | Electronics | Energy | Engineering | Design | Food Science | Information Technology | Manufacturing | Medical | Sustainability | Transportation

 

BENEFITS

  • Increase student enrollment and success in STEM and non-STEM courses.
  • Provide all instructors with access to a proven cross-curricular, standards-based STEM curriculum foundation.
  • Increase teacher effectiveness with a virtual, on-going professional development program.
  • Compatible with industry leading software resources.
  • Single source shopping for STEM 101 project-based supplies at enasco.com.

 

HOW TO GET STARTED

  1. A school representative notified STEM 101 of intent to participate by requesting a free trail account at www.stem101.org
  2. STEM 101 will then activate a 30 day term STEM 101 curriculum evaluation license for your school. The purpose of the evaluation term is for your school STEM leadership group to qualify STEM 101 alignment with existing school site curriculum via STEM 101 state and national standards correlation tool. 
  3. Following the evaluation term STEM 101 will issue the license agreement for your school which includes (3) year term access to STEM 101 middle or high school curriculum and professional development program. 
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