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National STEM Consortium OPEN Round 2 Kick-Off Presentation 6-20-13 v2


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National STEM Consortium OPEN Round 2 Kick-Off Presentation 6-20-13 v2

  2. 2. Who is the NSC? • Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland • College of Lake County in Illinois • Clover Park Technical College in Washington State • Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio • Florida State College at Jacksonville • Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana • Macomb Community College in Michigan • Northwest Arkansas Community College • Roane State Community College in Tennessee • South Seattle Community College in Washington State
  3. 3. What is the Role of the NSC? Design and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs that are: • Nationally portable • High-quality certificate-level • Responsive to labor market needs • Build a national model for multi-college cooperation
  4. 4. NSC Industries • Composite Materials • Cyber Technology • Electric Vehicle Development and Repair • Environmental Technology • Mechatronics
  5. 5. What makes NSC Unique? • Compressed • Built-for-completion • One-year certificate programs • Embedded, contextualized remediation – “STEM Bridge”
  6. 6. NSC Partners
  7. 7. Role of Industry • Identify industry needs • Provide input on curriculum • Assist in development of STEM Bridge • Hire our completers!
  8. 8. What is the STEM Bridge? • Grant deliverable • Programmatically consistent across all pathways • Integration of basic, workforce, computer skills and job readiness training • Contextualized within the five pathways • Delivered along with technical curriculum
  9. 9. STEM Readiness Course • Designed to quickly refresh “rusty” skills • Taken in conjunction with technical curriculum • Learning outcomes developed based on key skills common to the pathways (15 hours each): • Math • Critical Thinking and Workplace Communication • Professional Skills • Workplace-contextualized scenarios built with industry partners • Available in Platform+
  10. 10. STEM Readiness Co-Development Partners • National STEM Consortium – STEM Bridge Team • Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI) • CAST – integrates UDL framework into curriculum • Industry partners • May offer assistance in developing realistic scenarios and provide company name and images – ARINC • Industry expert may offer experience in developing realistic scenarios but company names are fictitious.
  11. 11. STEM Bridge Strategy • STEM Readiness Course is flexible: • Hybrid format with face to face instruction • Online only • Delivered up front in first term or spread across multiple terms • Credit or non-credit courses, labs or modules
  12. 12. OLI Platform+ System • Platform+ system is engaging to the learner: • Learning outcomes based instruction • Interactive activities • Embedded audio, video and presentation media • Writing labs/activities • Assessment • Learner Analytics at class and individual student level
  13. 13. STEM Bridge: FAST TRACKS Support for lower level learners: • An intensive math, English and life skills program designed to ready students for a NSC – STEM certification. • Core student learning outcomes are explicitly identified at a lesson, bundle and program level so that a program (institution) can crosswalk to developmental class outcomes and various placement metrics and tests. • All curriculum material will be available to all colleges to fit into their local educational systems
  14. 14. Role of STEM Readiness and FAST TRACKS AACC implementation FAST TRACKS Technical Curriculum and STEM Readiness – OLI/CAST Student Entry Point Low Level Learner Student Entry Point Certificate Ready Learner Program Completion
  15. 15. Technical Curriculum – Platform+ • The five technical certificate programs and FAST TRACKS will select two key curriculum lessons to be implemented into Platform+ • Key lessons may be student “sticking points”, or difficult concepts that many students have trouble grasping
  16. 16. Advice – Get Moving! • Be ready to start immediately • Create • Implement • Refine • Outcomes Assessment • Personnel • Equipment
  17. 17. Advice – Student Recruitment • Scope of Work • Recruiting is NOT easy • Takes time • Word of mouth spreads slowly • Marketing • Brochures, websites, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. • Free – email blasts, local media
  18. 18. Advice – Be Proactive • Guidance Memos – reactive • Determine the policies that you need, and set them • Fiscal • Reporting • Eligibility, Registration, Documentation • Outreach • Intellectual Property • Tuition/Fees • Curriculum Development
  19. 19. Advice – Industry Partners • Employer Advisory Board • Resource and validation • Shape and design curriculum • Want to use curriculum as business training
  20. 20. Advice – Collaboration • Compromise • Designate a Collaborative Lead • Find your “North Star”
  21. 21. Advice – Student Population • Grant student • Computer skills • Not new population to the college • New population to credit faculty • Developmental students are remediated prior to reaching credit faculty • Professional Development for working with developmental students • Open-enrollment vs. Grant course sections • Challenge
  22. 22. Access STEM Readiness Course • • Click “Sign Up” to register for a student account • Log in to OLI and enter Course Key: NSC-STEM, click “Go” • The STEM Readiness course will display, click “Register” • Click “Enter Course” • Questions? • Kim Law;; 410-777-2387 • Janet Paulovich;; 410-777-1192
  23. 23. For More Information Kim Law Kelly Koermer National STEM Consortium Dean, School of Business, STEM Bridge Coordinator Computing and Technical Studies 410-777-2387 Principle Investigator, NSC Anne Arundel Community College 410-777-7432
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