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A Community Network: A Systems Approach to Implementation Success

  1. 1. Community Network: A Systems Approach to Implementation Success Laura Hickle Sandy Birmingham Coordinator of Special Projects STEM Pipeline and Outreach Coordinator Sierra Sands Unified School District Project ACCESO-CSU Channel Islands lhickle@ssusd.org sandra.birmingham@csuci.edu (760) 499-1642 (805) 437-3597 STEM Summit: Transforming Ideas into Action October 16, 2012 San Diego, CA
  2. 2. Goals for this sessionParticipants will gain knowledge and tools that willenable them to:•Understand how a STEM program can be infusedinto an educational system•Assist in positioning an organization for proactivemovement•Institute curricular changes at their level ofresponsibility•Grant resources to aid in implementationavailable upon request
  3. 3. About Our Community• Schools- K-12• Community College• Major Employers• CBOs
  4. 4. CTE and STEM IntegratedROP ProgramsAuto, Construction, Criminal Justice, TV Video Production, and HealthCareersOther CTE CoursesIndustrial Arts (Wood, Metal- 3 levels each)Engineering (Project Lead the Way)- Introduction to Engineering Design,Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Civil Engineering andArchitectureGrantsSB 70 Strengthening CTE Grants, Prop 1D CTE Facilities Programs (3),Health Science Building Capacity Grant (3), Tech Prep Demo(Engineering), Middle School CTE (Engineering and Health), IndustryDonations (limited), After School
  5. 5. K12-Industry-College Partnerships• Sierra Sands Unified Local STEM Industry School District (SSUSD) K-12 Education/• Naval Air Warfare STEM Workforce Afterschool/ Community Based Organizations Center – China Lake• Cerro Coso College STEM Majors-• Community Based Enrollment Higher Education Partnerships Organizations
  6. 6. Potential PartnersIdentify the STEM field in your areaIdentify potential STEM industry partners inyour area who specialize in this STEM fieldIdentify potential university/college thatoffer related majors/classes for this STEMfieldThink outside the box
  7. 7. Essential Conditions• Shared vision• Empowered leaders• Collaboration at all levels• Professional learning• Assessment and evaluation• Engaged communities• Support policies
  8. 8. Effective ConditionsK-12 pipeline- articulationFundingSpace/facilitiesAccess to and time with studentsStrong staff-student relationshipsStrong curriculumStaff with strong content knowledgeStudent workforce/mentorsPersonnel to organize studentsResources – professors, scientists
  9. 9. Define a Common Vision• Define a Common Vision involving all stake holders• Determine mutual needs• Define Trends – What is coming up in the future? – What will meet your local needs in the future? – Define demographics• Define expectations, roles and responsibilities
  10. 10. Common Vision (continued)• Create short and long term MEASURABLE goals• Align with goals and policies of all participating organizations• Draft MOUs and Letters of Agreement• Formulate evaluations and reporting mechanisms
  11. 11. Our Common Vision• Home Grow our Own- Engineering and Technical Employees• Expand opportunities in our valley for Renewable Energy
  12. 12. Program Goals and Objectives• Create strong partnerships between higher education, K-12 education, the military, and industries/ businesses, especially in highly technical pathways.• Provide specific and rigorous curriculum that will increase the potential for students to be successful employees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. Emphasize an understanding of the principles of mathematics and its application to problem solving.• Instill a broad understanding of the underlying methodology of scientific processes, engineering problem solving, and the application of technology.• Provide career and college guidance and other outreach activities in earlier grades.• Encourage high school students to attend and complete postsecondary education.• Support student success in school through a variety of alternative learning models and project based learning.• Seek funding to expand and update Career Technical facilities to allow students earlier access to state of the art engineering and design laboratories, computer labs, and classrooms.• Collect and analyze data from high school engineering and related courses in order to improve programs and ensure student success.
  13. 13. Project Lead the Way- Engineering•Principles of Engineering•Intro. Eng. Design•Digital Electronics•Civil Engineering and ArchitectureCourses are UC/CSU approved
  14. 14. Gateway to Technology• Middle School level• Intensive summer professional development• 6 modules• www.pltw.org
  15. 15. Middle School Summer Robotics and Summer Bridge Programs
  16. 16. Elementary STEM in Afterschool Programs• Linking to common vision- Home Grow Engineering and Technical Employees – Robotics Engineering – Chemistry – Renewable Energy
  17. 17. Impacting Each Other• Ground level partnership• Systems outcome STEM Youth Content Development/ STEM Knowledge Pedagogy Educators Experts Experts
  18. 18. A Yearly STEM Planfor after schoolprogramsTied to Californiaand Common CoreStandards
  19. 19. Measuring SuccessPerkins- ELA- 9 pts above state targetMath- 20 pts above state targetTechnical Skills- 22 pts above state targetPerkins participants- Graduation rate 97.85% Local Follow-up Studies- STEM related for 4 ½ years
  20. 20. Some Other Measures of Success• Student achievement• Increased funding• Increase in school to career transitions• Student scholarships• Increase in involvement/ collaboration• Increased publicity• Better prepared workforce• Satisfaction surveys (all partnership participants)Adapted from The Council for Corporate & School Partnerships “Guiding Principles for Business and School Partnerships (2000)
  21. 21. Don’t ForgetBudgetEvaluation and AnalysisSustainability
  22. 22. Sustainability• Need support and trust from highest levels of all partners• Communication needs to be ongoing, informal and formal• Blend email updates with face to face contact- both are important• Provide for private and public recognition- celebrate successes• Measurable success that is communicated and disseminated on a regular basis
  23. 23. ResourcesCalifornia Afterschool Network: The Power of Discoveryhttp://stem.afterschoolnetwork.org/SEDL Consumers Guidehttp://www.sedl.org/cgi-bin/mysql/afterschool/science.cgiHow to Smilehttp://howtosmile.orgProject Lead the Wayhttp://www.pltw.org/Learn with Portalshttp://www.learnwithportals.com/
  24. 24. Thank you for coming to our presentationLaura Hickle Sandy BirminghamCoordinator of Special Projects STEM Pipeline and Outreach CoordinatoSierra Sands Unified School District Project ACCESO-CSU Channel Islandslhickle@ssusd.org sandra.birmingham@csuci.edu(760) 499-1642 (805) 437-3597