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Cross-Sector Partnerships


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Cross-Sector Partnerships

  1. 1. Cross-Sector Partnerships Building STEM-Capable Students October 15, 2012 Muhammed Chaudhry, Jennifer Li and Amy WongElevating Achievement Through Innovation
  2. 2. Expected Outcomes • Explore how cross-sector partnerships are built in Silicon Valley to promote STEM- capable students • Identify a similar strategy for building cross- sector partnerships in other regions or networks
  3. 3. Agenda 2 min Overview of SVEF 10 min How Cross-Sector Partnerships Help 10 min Challenges 5 min Building Partnerships that Work 30 min Think-Pair-Share
  4. 4. Snapshot of Silicon Valley Education Foundation Vision To transform Silicon Valley into a model for enhancing public education. Mission To leverage partnerships and resources for public education, so all students can realize their full potential. SVEF Partnerships Challenges Fit Test T-P-S 4
  5. 5. Our Objective and Approach Objective Silicon Valley will be #1 in the percentage of high school graduates academically prepared to complete post-secondary education, measured by A-G requirements completion rate. Resources for Advocacy Programs Innovation  Key Initiatives  Stepping Up To Algebra  iSTEM Teacher Corps • A-G as Default (SUTA & SUTA+)  Lessonopoly OER lesson • STEM Education  Stepping Up To Science plans • Equity / Access (STEPS)  STEMpower[ed] website • Placement  Mathpower[ed]  Policy briefs Acceleration Program  Education forums SVEF Partnerships Challenges Fit Test T-P-S 5
  6. 6. SUTA prepares students for Algebra IWhat is it? Summer intervention program to prepare students for AlgebraWhy? • Gatekeeper to college-prep math classes • To be competitive in college apps, students must complete Algebra I in grade 8 in order to reach Calculus by grade 12Who is it for? Incoming 8th graders who tested at the Basic level on CST’s, took pre-algebra in 7th grade, but not recommended for Algebra in 8th or is going into Algebra with red flagsWhat does • 75 hours delivered over 4 weeks (equivalent to 1 semester)it provide? • Common Core State Standards aligned instruction from credentialed teacher and college-level teaching assistant, • Web-based practice tools & educational games, • College Night for parents and students, and • A field trip to San Jose State, Santa Clara, or Stanford • Realignment of student trajectories SVEF Partnerships Challenges Fit Test T-P-S 6
  7. 7. What’s needed to affect the ecosystem aroundthe student National State Funding Local Access Schools Administration Content Teachers Resources Research & Evaluation Awareness SVEF Partnerships Challenges Fit Test T-P-S 7
  8. 8. Cross-sector partnerships address these needs Nonprofit Government Education Corporate SVEF Partnerships Challenges Fit Test T-P-S 8
  9. 9. Key partners complement our work Content: National • ALearn • Khan Academy • Santa Clara County Office of Education State • World Wide Workshop - Globaloria • White Leaf, USA Local • Computer History Museum Schools Funding: • Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Administration • Corporate partners such as IBM, Flextronics, etc Resources Teachers • Corporate partners such as Dell Wyse, Lockheed Martin • Edmodo Awareness • Corporate and community volunteers such as Ernst & Young Research & Evaluation • WestEd (longitudinal study) • Santa Clara University (attitudinal study) SVEF Partnerships Challenges Fit Test T-P-S 9
  10. 10. Partnerships are important at every level National State Local Access • Districts with Memorandum of Understanding Schools • AdVenture School Administration Resources (Teacher Development) • Krause Center for Innovation Teachers • Santa Clara County Office of Education SVEF Partnerships Challenges Fit Test T-P-S 10
  11. 11. Partnerships are important at every level National Awareness, Resources, Access • STEMconnector, ConvergeUS (National) State • CSLNet (State-wide) • Congressman Mike Honda’s office (Regional) Local Schools Administration Teachers SVEF Partnerships Challenges Fit Test T-P-S 11
  12. 12. Spotlight Cross-Sector Partners • Globaloria Nonprofit • Santa Clara County Government Education Office of Education • School Districts • Congressman Mike Honda Corporate • Dell Wyse SVEF Partnerships Challenges Fit Test T-P-S 12
  13. 13. Sector: Education Partner School Districts Description Elementary and high school districts in Santa Clara County SVEF Gives Programs to help their students and teachers be successful SVEF Gets Access to students, teachers, facilities, data Partner Santa Clara County Office of Education Description Resource to students, parents, school districts, and community SVEF Gives Opportunities to showcase expertise SVEF Gets Curriculum expertise, professional development SVEF Partnerships Challenges Fit Test T-P-S 13
  14. 14. Sector: Corporations Partner Dell Wyse Description End-to-end comprehensive cloud computing SVEF Gives Case study for use of cloud computing for education SVEF Gets Computer resources for the classroom SVEF Partnerships Challenges Fit Test T-P-S 14
  15. 15. Sector: Government Partner Congressman Mike Honda Description U.S. Congressman who is passionate about STEM education SVEF Gives Visibility to STEM bill, resources to hold Silicon Valley STEM Summit SVEF Gets Access to constituents & networks, media attention SVEF Partnerships Challenges Fit Test T-P-S 15
  16. 16. Sector: Nonprofit Partner World Wide Workshop - Globaloria Description World Wide Workshop develops applications for learning with technology that combine game mechanics with social networking to empower youth to be leaders and innovators in the global knowledge economy. SVEF Gives Access to underserved student base, increased awareness, and expanded coverage for Globaloria in Silicon Valley schools. SVEF Gets Fully proven STEM program using game design to teach digital literacy skills to middle and high school students. Access to cadre of Globaloria trained educators. SVEF Partnerships Challenges Fit Test T-P-S 16
  17. 17. Globaloria Partnership Challenges • Limited infrastructure • Providing ongoing training and support to educators ( virtual and in-person) • Integration of game design into Core Curriculum • Generating corporate interest, volunteer involvement with students and support for field trips SVEF Partnerships Challenges Fit Test T-P-S 17
  18. 18. Challenges toCross-Sector Partnerships
  19. 19. 1. Mission Creep
  20. 20. 2. Different Priorities
  21. 21. 3. Feeling Threatened
  22. 22. 4. Limited Resources
  23. 23. Challenges • Make sure it fits with your mission and 1. Mission Creep goals 2. Different • Be flexible with what is brought to the Priorities table 3. Feeling • Be sensitive to other perspectives Threatened 4. Limited • Define and share responsibilities Resources SVEF Partnerships Challenges Fit Test T-P-S 23
  24. 24. Building partnerships that work:Partnership fit test • Fit with mission • Focus with advocacy • Focus on technology • Focus on A-G Requirements • Funding • Geographic Boundaries SVEF Partnerships Challenges Fit Test T-P-S 24
  25. 25. Think-Pair-Share Question: Who are some of your partners and how do partnerships work in your region? • Share for 3 minutes with someone next to you • Group discussion on cross-sector partnerships SVEF Partnerships Challenges Fit Test T-P-S 25
  26. 26. Thank you!