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Gateways East Bay STEM Network


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Gateways East Bay STEM Network

  1. 1. Developing a NetworkGateways East Bay STEM NetworkCalifornia State University, East BayCalifornia STEM SummitOctober 15th, 2012
  2. 2. Goals for this meeting Share history and process from our four years Successes and cautionary tales Discuss recruitment and integration of partners How to make the work actionable
  3. 3. Gateways East Bay STEM NetworkStarting a Network: History, Successes, and Cautionary Tales  Dr. Stephanie Couch, Executive Director  Dr. Pam Comfort, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  4. 4. Gateways East Bay STEM Network A leadership hub for regional stakeholders working together to improve educational outcomes in STEM across Alameda and Contra Costa counties in California.STEM Network
  5. 5. Gateways East Bay STEM Network  The Gateways East Bay STEM Network is 1 of 8 Regional Alliances affiliated with the CA STEM Learning Network  CSLNet is scaling innovations and best practices across the state
  6. 6. Gateways Cradle-to-CareerEducation and Workforce Partnership
  7. 7. STEM Challenges Along the P-20 Education Continuum Students start to question relevancy of what they’re learning in school to Students take the Early Students failing the Students take Assessment Program their lives CAHSEE* miss 5th-7th the CAHSEE (EAP) test grade math conceptsK 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Transfer Students start By this point, Algebra 1 is a 85% of students are Students fail CCC English losing ground in students have made gatekeeper course not college ready (per and math placement tests math decisions about for UC and CSU- EAP) and require basic skills whether science and bound students classes, and fail to complete math are “right” for STEM certificates and degree them transfer pathways. Counseling and course placement (math and STEM pathways) cause challenges
  8. 8. Gateways East Bay STEM NetworkMaking it Actionable  Hilary Dito, STEAM Coordinator, Contra Costa County Office of Education  Debi Silverman, Early Childhood Education Program Officer, First Five Contra Costa  Jackie Shonerd, Region IV After School Specialist, Alameda County Office of Education
  9. 9. 2012 – 2013 Areas of Focus Early STEM Learning STEM Professional Learning Communities STEM in Out of School Time (OST)  The Power of Discovery: STEM2 Integrated STEM, Career academies/pathways, and Linked Learning (delayed until 2013)
  10. 10. Gateways East Bay STEM NetworkRecruiting Partners and Defining Roles  Janet Auer, Community Engagement Specialist, Chevron  Etta Heber, Director of Education, Chabot Space & Science Center  Robert Curtis, Director, Integrated Middle School Science Partnership, Alameda County Office of Education, CSU East Bay