Stem presentation cloonan 13 final

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Stem presentation cloonan 13 final

  1. 1. STEM + Literacy= Success! Jim Forde- jforde@ci.stamford.ct.us GEDF Grant Manager/STEM Professional
  2. 2. What is STEM?• S- cience• T- echnology• E- ngineering• M- ath
  3. 3. How is STEM learning different?• A great STEM lesson, or unit, integrates all of the disciplines together.• In some cases S, T, E and M are utilized simultaneously as student solve engaging real world problems.• Problem solving, inventing, collaborating, innovating
  4. 4. Examples of STEM lessons• Barbie Bungee• The BIG CELL!• Designing and Eco-friendly knee brace• Paper airplane design• Popsicle stick bridges• …the potential ideas are endless
  5. 5. Many are interested! eering, and h nology, engin“Science, tec ation is of the utmost ) educmath (STEM tudents and is critical to all s importance to ent Obama ven ess.” - Presid U.S competiti
  6. 6. Why does STEM matter?
  7. 7. Almost all of the 30 fastest-growing occupations in the next decade will require at least some background in STEM. It helps us make critical decisions about our health care, our finances and our retirement.A literate nation not only reads. Itcomputes, investigates and innovates. http://www.changetheequation.org/why/why-stem/
  8. 8. STEM workers earn significantly morethan their non-STEM counterparts. Workers in STEM occupations on average experience lower unemployment rates than workers in other fields.STEM jobs are the jobs of the future. STEM jobs are essential for developing our technological innovation and global competitiveness. http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/reports/documents/stemfinalyjuly14_1.pdf
  9. 9. Why does STEM + Literacy matter?
  10. 10. • Math and ELA standards adopted by 46 states including CT• Focused on preparing students for college and career readiness• Have English/Literacy standards for Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects
  11. 11. Speaking and Listening• Expressing your ideas to others• Integrating info from diverse sources• Evaluating a speakers point of view, reasoning and evidence and or rhetoric
  12. 12. Writing• Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topic using valid reasoning and relevant evidence• Writing narratives to develop real or imagined experiences• Writing informative or explanatory text• Produce writing that is clear coherent and designed for a specific purpose or audience.• Revising and Editing – Using technology – Assessing the credibility of sources
  13. 13. Reading• Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly…cite text evidence• Determine central ideas, summarize key supporting details and ideas• Technical language• Evaluate arguments and claims in text, validity of reasoning, and relvancy and sufficiency of the reasoned judgement
  14. 14. "You dont lead by pointing and telling peoplesome place to go. You lead by going to thatplace and making a case." - Ken Kesey

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