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Power of Partnerships_Great Lakes Bay Regional STEM Initiative

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Speaker Presentation from U.S. News STEM Solutions Presents: Workforce of Tomorrow, April 4-6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Find out more at www.usnewsstemsolutions.com.

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Power of Partnerships_Great Lakes Bay Regional STEM Initiative

  1. 1. In the Great Lakes Bay Region
  2. 2. Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, & Saginaw Counties
  3. 3. Planning
  4. 4. Leaders from business, education and community service organizations came together in an unprecedented effort that resulted in a clear, enlightened plan for moving forward. COVER OF 2014 REPORT
  5. 5. STEM Impact Initiative Goal To build the workforce of tomorrow through comprehensive STEM education and training to meet the growing needs of current employers and to attract new jobs and companies to the Great Lakes Bay Region.
  6. 6. • Contracted with Accenture & Innovate + Educate • Launched by Great Lakes Regional Bay Alliance • Study Fast Facts: STEM Impact Initiative Study 3 months of analysis (May 2014 - August 2014) 150+ interviews with key stakeholders 8 surveys conducted with over 1,500 responses received Conducted custom economic and workforce data analysis using real time labor market intelligence and other tools 5 focus groups with K-12 teachers, principals, curriculum directors, and college access network organizations
  7. 7. Study Headlines 1. The economic vitality of Great Lakes Bay Region depends on industries and jobs that require “STEM” skills 2. Businesses must speak a common language about the specific skills they require 3. Education and training systems must produce the STEM talent required to meet and sustain economic growth 4. The GLBR requires an effective STEM pipeline if it is to retain existing jobs and attract new businesses. 4
  8. 8. Sustained by Culture of STEM Powered by Career & College Ready Students Focused on Strengthening Technical Skills Needed in the Economy Driven by Employer Demand
  9. 9. STEM Impact Initiative Program Management Office Jobs and Skills College Ready and Culture Four STEM Networks facilitated by SVSU 7
  10. 10. 2017 STEM Impact Summit www.stempipeline.com
  11. 11. The Power of Partnerships Change the Understanding of What a STEM Ecosystem is Capable Of
  12. 12. Making Headlines
  13. 13. National Partners
  14. 14. Great Lakes Bay STEM Ecosystem Stem Funder’s Community of Network Practice LEADSTEM
  15. 15. STEM Momentum Keynote Speaker: Gerald Solomon
  16. 16. Statewide Collaboration
  17. 17. State - MiSTEM Advisory Council Chris Velasquez, • Dow Chemical Corporation Carolyn Wierda, • Saginaw Valley State University Create a STEM culture Michigan is a world leader in innovation, talent, and technology. Foundation and Infrastructure Empower STEM teachers Integrate business and education Ensure high quality STEM experiences Pillar 1 Pillar 2 Pillar 3 Pillar 4 STEM Workforce
  18. 18. Regional – STEM Momentum Career and College Ready Successes: • Teacher Professional Development • Student Interventions • Computer Science Partners: Dow Corning Foundation Mind Research Saginaw Valley State University Central Michigan University Dow Chemical Company Nexteer Automotive Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works K-12 Schools Michigan State University Extension Davenport University Northwood University
  19. 19. Computer Science – Call to Action Melanie Kalmar Vice President and Chief Information Officer The Dow Chemical Company Strategic Relationships
  20. 20. Regional – STEM Momentum Driven By Employer Demand Successes: • Employer toolkit • Employer Talent Pipeline Leads • Experiential Learning • Career planning Partnerships: • Delta College • Mid Michigan Community College • East Michigan Council of Government • Workforce Intelligence Network • Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works
  21. 21. Regional – STEM Momentum Ultimately, the challenges of the 21st century can't be met without collective action. Leadership is about capitalizing on partnerships to achieve what we alone are not capable of
  22. 22. Regional – STEM Partnerships & Momentum Out-of-School Time/Expanded Learning • Over 300 Out-of-School Time Network Partners, including Before/After School Programs, Museums, Zoo, Planetarium, Libraries, Community Centers & Outdoor Education/Nature Centers, etc. • Out-of-School Time (OST) STEM Network: Professional Development - Aligned and integrated with formal K-12 education system, i.e., Fall Conference & TECH Camp • Collaboration across OST Network Partners, i.e., Math in the Mail (over 1,000 enrolled) & marketing promotions with libraries, Castle Museum, Mid Michigan Children’s Museum • Partnership between Bay-Arenac ISD STEM Lending Library & The Bay County Historical Museum • STEM Access & Equity – Mini grants & STEM Passport under development
  23. 23. CHIPPEWA NATURE CENTER
  24. 24. MID-MICHIGAN CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
  25. 25. MIDLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS SPARK LAB
  26. 26. DELTA COLLEGE PLANETARIUM AND LEARNING CENTER
  27. 27. CHILDREN’S ZOO AT CELEBRATION SQUARE
  28. 28. Bay-Arenac ISD Great Start STEM Lending Library Partner with early childhood education centers and preschools, funded by Dow Corning § “Children Need STEM to Bloom!”
  29. 29. ScienceMath
  30. 30. ImaginationEngineering
  31. 31. Constructing our Community - STEM Block Shop Program: Partnership between The Historical Museum of Bay County and the Bay-Arenac ISD Great Start STEM Lending Library § Partnership to encourage more families with young children to go to the historical museum AND experience STEM learning at an early age!
  32. 32. Child-inspired and families engaged from the beginning § Kid – Approved!
  33. 33. Early Educators Co-Designed Activities, Provocations and Professional Development § Educator PD & Input
  34. 34. Constructing our Community: Connecting our STEM past to our STEM future……….
  35. 35. Constructing our Community - STEM Block Shop Program: A partnership between The Historical Museum of Bay County and the Bay-Arenac ISD Great Start STEM Lending Library
  36. 36. Access/Equity Efforts § Great Lakes Bay Region Early Childhood STEM Access & Equity Initiative § Mini-Grants to incubate more STEM partnerships: Purpose - Partnerships between “student serving organizations” and “STEM-rich institutions” AND an upstream strategy (children ages birth – 3rd grade) - Mitigate access/equity issues across our region - Promote awareness of STEM; parent involvement in education - Connecting in-school and out-of-school STEM curriculum & learning - Co-designed lessons and activities - Co-designed academic outcomes evaluation; learning growth measures - Reduce “random acts of STEM” § Passport idea
  37. 37. Passport Concept
  38. 38. Q & A
  39. 39. BAYSAIL
  40. 40. CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICERS
  41. 41. GREAT LAKES BAY STEM FESTIVAL
  42. 42. MIDLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS STEM ELEMENTARY
  43. 43. CLASSROOM STEM COACHES
  44. 44. FIRST ROBOTICS
  45. 45. ENGINEERING FOR KIDS
  46. 46. MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY MIDLAND STEM CENTER
  47. 47. SAGINAW BASIN LAND CONSERVANCY
  48. 48. YOU BE THE CHEMIST
  49. 49. ALDEN B. DOW MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & ART
  50. 50. GREATER MICHIGAN CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY
  51. 51. SVSU STEM EXPLORER MOBILE LAB
  52. 52. SMITHSONIAN SCIENCE ACADEMIES FOR TEACHERS
  53. 53. DELTA COLLEGE STEM EXPLORER MOBILE LAB
  54. 54. NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR THE PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT OF BLACK CHEMISTS AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERS
  55. 55. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CHEMISTRY TEACHERS
  56. 56. NICKLESS INNOVATION AWARD
  57. 57. CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN STEM EDUCATION
  58. 58. DOW STEM AMBASSADORS
  59. 59. STEM SUMMER CAMPS
  60. 60. CAMP INFINITY
  61. 61. Contact Information Matt Felan Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance, President & CEO mfelan@greatlakesbay.org Lori Flippin Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance, STEM Initiative Leader lflippin@greatlakesbay.org Rich VanTol Bay-Arenac Intermediate School District, Great Start Collaborative Coordinator Out-Of-School Time Network Leader vantolr@baisd.net

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