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The Annual Forum as Linchpin
for Integrated STEM Community

Tom Loughran
Department of Physics
University of Notre Dame
Start with different “circles”
Add people; stir vigorously
Elements of STEM Community
Elements of STEM Community

Research

Education
Segregated elements of STEM
Community
Research

K-12
Education
Integrating STEM Community

Research
QC
ND eRC T)
ND S,U,
E(H
R

Education
Integrated STEM Community

Commerce

Research

Education
Programs that integrate STEM
Community
Research

Innovation &
Ignition Parks
ESTEEM
enFocus
MSTCi

QC
ND eRC T)
ND S,U,
E(...
A Vibrant STEM Community

Research

Innovation &
Ignition Parks
ESTEEM
enFocus
MSTCi

QC
ND eRC T)
ND S,U,
E(H
R

Commerce...
How do we connect the people we’d
like to be together?
Secret sauce: Invite them to a party
Education: the craft of issuin...
(Strategic) Party Games at
the Forum
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

FOOD
a pinch of Vision
invitations to new initiatives
cool r...
A Few Images
Rinse and repeat
• 7 consecutive years
• a steady stream of new and familiar faces
• common genres: collaboration catalogu...
The data: teachers come back
Everybody who does anything with us comes to a Forum
Some 25 schools had teachers at 10 or more
events (over 6 years)
200+ teachers came back at least one more time
In our hayday (2010), we collaborated with a lot
of schools and teachers
The forum keeps drawing beyond the grant funding cycle
(2013 data)
Over time, we’re building a good ember bed of
collaborators
We need some really GOOD network maps (sociograms)
SBCSC
Collaborating for Education and Research Forums
Collaborating for Education and Research Forums
Collaborating for Education and Research Forums
Collaborating for Education and Research Forums
Collaborating for Education and Research Forums
Collaborating for Education and Research Forums
Collaborating for Education and Research Forums
Collaborating for Education and Research Forums
Collaborating for Education and Research Forums
Collaborating for Education and Research Forums
Collaborating for Education and Research Forums
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  1. 1. The Annual Forum as Linchpin for Integrated STEM Community Tom Loughran Department of Physics University of Notre Dame
  2. 2. Start with different “circles”
  3. 3. Add people; stir vigorously
  4. 4. Elements of STEM Community
  5. 5. Elements of STEM Community Research Education
  6. 6. Segregated elements of STEM Community Research K-12 Education
  7. 7. Integrating STEM Community Research QC ND eRC T) ND S,U, E(H R Education
  8. 8. Integrated STEM Community Commerce Research Education
  9. 9. Programs that integrate STEM Community Research Innovation & Ignition Parks ESTEEM enFocus MSTCi QC ND eRC T) ND S,U, E(H R Commerce Int PLT er W W nsh FD ip s Education
  10. 10. A Vibrant STEM Community Research Innovation & Ignition Parks ESTEEM enFocus MSTCi QC ND eRC T) ND S,U, E(H R Commerce Int PLT er W W nsh FD ip s Education
  11. 11. How do we connect the people we’d like to be together? Secret sauce: Invite them to a party Education: the craft of issuing effective invitations into community… A Forum is a great place to invite people
  12. 12. (Strategic) Party Games at the Forum • • • • • • • • • • • • FOOD a pinch of Vision invitations to new initiatives cool reports from recent ones changemaker appearances attractive, timely topics FOOD collaboration bazaar handouts (collaboration catalogue) handins (f2f and check-box sign-in sheets w/ followup) plenary discussions DATA collection
  13. 13. A Few Images
  14. 14. Rinse and repeat • 7 consecutive years • a steady stream of new and familiar faces • common genres: collaboration catalogues, bazaar, plenary discussions • a consistent set of assessment questions • an emerging database of participant activity
  15. 15. The data: teachers come back
  16. 16. Everybody who does anything with us comes to a Forum
  17. 17. Some 25 schools had teachers at 10 or more events (over 6 years)
  18. 18. 200+ teachers came back at least one more time
  19. 19. In our hayday (2010), we collaborated with a lot of schools and teachers
  20. 20. The forum keeps drawing beyond the grant funding cycle (2013 data)
  21. 21. Over time, we’re building a good ember bed of collaborators
  22. 22. We need some really GOOD network maps (sociograms)
  23. 23. SBCSC
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