The Future is Now! The Future is STEM! STEM Education in Arkansas Keith Harris Science Instructional Specialist Arkansas Partnership for STEM Education University of Arkansas at Little Rock [email protected] 501-569-8149 The Future is Now! The Future is STEM! STEM Education in Arkansas Arkansas Out Of School Network STEM Academy Springdale, AR Little Rock, AR February 21, 2014 March 7, 2014 Arkansas STEM Initiatives
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Governor's Workforce Cabinet Announces STEM Works Schools Governor's Workforce Cabinet announced the first participants in the administration's STEM Works initiative. The Future is Now! The Future is STEM! STEM is vital to our future our country, our state, our children. STEM is everywhere; shapes our everyday experiences; Considered
- how often do we experience STEM in our lives? - how children are and will be impacted by STEM. STEM in my Life to get me here Today Alarm Clock Microwave Refrigerator Municipal water Plumbing Electricity Transportation
Roadways/Interstate System Cell Phone/Navigation System/Apps Chemistry /Engineering (Toothpaste/Soap/Shampoo/Shaving Cream/Razor) The Future is Now! The Future is STEM! In this technological age, STEM has the best career options, and holds the key to wise decisions. The status of STEM education STEM strategies STEM resources Arkansas STEM
Initiatives Project Lead The Way includes several introductory courses in engineering or biomedical sciences that show how basic concepts taught in the classroom are used in the work world. Project Lead the Way Arkansas STEM Initiatives New Tech High Schools integrates STEM education and extensive project-based learning throughout the curriculum. Arkansas STEM Initiatives UTeach
an innovative teacher preparation program created to attract STEM majors to secondary teaching careers prepare STEM majors through advanced field-intensive curriculum promote professional retention through induction support and ongoing professional development. UTeach & New Tech High Schools Gravette SD Northark Technical Center Benton Prairie Grove SD Carroll Boone
Fulton Marion Sharp Izard Madison UAF Washington Newton Lincoln SD Crawford Franklin Johnson Searcy
Craighead Van Buren Jackson Cleburne Riverview SD Conway St. Francis UCA UCA Perry Lonoke Pulaski Polk
Garland Prairie Lee Monroe UALR UALR Saline Poinsett Woodruff Scott Montgomery Phillips Hot Spring Howard
Grant Sevier Arkansas Jefferson Pike Star City SD Clark Dallas Cleveland Lincoln Desha Little River
Hempstead Nevada Ouachita Drew Calhoun Bradley Miller Lafayette Columbia Mississippi Cross Co. SD Cross White Faulkner Yell
Greene Jonesboro SD Independence Russellville SD Logan Lawrence Stone Pope Sebastian Clay Randolph
Baxter Union Ashley Chicot Crittenden STEM Education Connection Next Generation Science Standards Common Core State Standards Non-Formal Education Todays Workforce needs 21st Century Skills Skills needed to be successful in K-12 and college education and
career Task You will be given instructions to perform a common task. No talking/discussion After reading the instructions, write down what task you think you are trying to complete, based on the instructions given. Task Instruction The procedure is actually quite simple. First you arrange things into different groups. Of course, one group may be sufficient depending on how much there is to do. If you have to go somewhere else due to lack of facilities that is the next step, otherwise you are pretty well set. It is important not to overdo things. That is, it is better to do too few things at once than too many. In the short run this may not seem important but complications can easily arise. A mistake can be expensive as well. At first the whole
procedure will seem complicated. Task Instruction (Continued) Soon, however, it will become just another facet of life. It is difficult to foresee any end to the necessity for this task in the immediate future, but then one never can tell. After the procedure is completed one arranges the materials into different groups again. Then they can be put into their appropriate places. Eventually they will be used once more and the whole cycle will then have to be repeated. However, that is part of life. STEM Careers Encouraging STEM Careers Salary Info Minorities in STEM
STEM Careers Women in STEM Supporting women STEM students and researchers is not only an essential part of Americas strategy to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world; it is also important to women themselves. Women in STEM jobs earn 33 percent more than those in non-STEM occupations and experience a smaller wage gap relative to men. And STEM careers offer women the opportunity to engage in some of the most exciting realms of discovery and technological innovation. Increasing opportunities for women in these fields is an important step towards realizing greater economic success and equality for women across the board. 5E Learning Cycle image from clark-math.blogspot.com 5E Learning Cycle ENGAGE: capture students' interest with effective
questioning EXPLORATION: activities that encourage focused exploration EXPLANATION: H.O.T. questions to solicit student explanations to justify exploration; vocabulary is introduced; teacher ASSISTS in explanation ELABORATION: develop understanding of concept; connect student's observation to terminology EVALUATION: demonstration of achievement - ongoing throughout lesson as well as at then end. STEM Resources Arkansas STEM Coalition Arkansas STEM Center Network 2011 STEM Coalition Facilitating Grants Arkansas
Commitment to STEM Education Grants for Grades 3-6 . $3,000 for equipment . Professional Development . At least 32 School Districts Elementary Science Grants Benton Carroll Boone Fulton Marion Sharp Izard Greene
Lawrence Madison Washington Newton Searcy Clay Randolph Baxter Stone Craighead Mississippi Independence
Crawford Franklin Van Buren Johnson Jackson Cleburne Poinsett Pope Conway Logan Sebastian Faulkner Yell
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Lee Monroe Phillips Hot Spring Howard Grant Arkansas Jefferson Pike Clark Sevier Dallas Cleveland
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Chicot Crittenden Arkansas Network of Centers for STEM Education Center for Math & Science Education NASA Educator Resource Center Ms. Lynne Hehr University of Arkansas 346 N. West Avenue Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 575-3875 Center for Mathematics & Science Dr. Tony Finley Harding University Box 12254 Searcy, AR 72149 (501) 279-4242 Institute for Math and Science Education Ms. Darlynn Cast University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
5210 Grand Avenue, Box 3649 Fort Smith, AR 72913 (479)788-7257 NEA Delta Institute Math/Science Dr. Cynthia Miller Arkansas State University P.O. Box 3891 State University, AR 72467-0184 (870) 972-3436 Satellite location at East Arkansas Community College, Forrest City, AR Arkansas Center for Math & Science Education Dr. Uma Garimella University of Central Arkansas UCA Box 5103, 201 Donaghey Avenue Conway, AR 72035-5005 (501) 450-5663 South Arkansas Math & Science Center
Ms. Betty Ramsey Henderson State University Box 7663 Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001 (870) 230-5417 Center for Teaching Excellence in Math & Science Education Dr. Scott White Southern Arkansas University P.O. Box 9397 Magnolia, AR 71754 (870)235-4290 NEA Rural Institute Math/Science Ms. Julie Grady Arkansas State University P.O. Box 3891 State University, AR 72467-2350 (870) 972-3059 Center for Math/Science Education Dr. Shelton Fitzpatrick University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 North University, Mail Slot 4978 Pine Bluff, AR 71601 (870) 575-8051 Math & Science Partnership Dr. Angela Sewall University of Arkansas at Little Rock 2801 South University Drive Little Rock, AR 72204 501-569-8938 Center for Math & Science Education Ms. Pam Beard University of Arkansas at Monticello 397 University Drive, P.O. Box 3480 Monticello, AR 71656 (870) 460-1062 STEM Resources Arkansas STEM Coalition Arkansas STEM Center Network Arkansas Science and Technology Authority
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