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GIS Expo 2014: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) & K12 Education in Hawaii


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Presentation by Isla Young, MEDB's Women in Technology

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GIS Expo 2014: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) & K12 Education in Hawaii

  1. 1. Aloha & Welcome! HIGICC GIS Expo Isla Young March 14, 2014
  2. 2. MISSION To provide leadership and vision in our community for the responsible design and development of a strong, diversified and sustainable economy VISION A future in which abundant opportunities for rewarding employment are met by a qualified, resident workforce in Maui County, a community which honors its cultural heritage and natural environment Since 1982….
  3. 3. Preparing residents to compete for today’s jobs - and tomorrow’s EDUCATION FOR JOBS
  4. 4. HOME GROWN WORKFORCE KEY TO GROWTH Women In Technology • Launched in 2000. • Mission: To encourage girls/women, Native Hawaiians and other underrepresented groups to pursue STEM education and careers. • To build a resident trained technical workforce, that reflects the diversity of Hawaii.
  5. 5. STEM Workforce Pipeline
  6. 6. Building the STEM Pipeline - K to Careers A Module for Inclusion
  7. 7. STEM Skills: Tech Tools Geospatial Technologies – GPS, GIS, Remote Sensing Computer Aided Design (CAD) Game Design Web Design Digital Media Programming 3D Visualization  First STEM/service-learning curriculum in Hawaii  Project-based/service-based  Software training from Industry Professionals  Industry connections  Internships  23 schools statewide  3,100 middle and high school students annually
  8. 8. Key Elements of STEMworks…
  9. 9. Participating STEMworks Schools MOLOKAI Molokai High School Molokai Immersion School Molokai Middle School HAWAII ISLAND Keaau High School Kealakehe High School KAUAI Kauai High School OAHU Castle High School Farrington High School McKinley High School Mililani High School Roosevelt High School MAUI Baldwin High School Hana High and Elementary School Iao Intermediate School Maui High School Maui Waena Intermediate School Lahainaluna High School Lokelani Intermediate School Kalama Intermdiate School King Kekaulike High School Kihei Charter School LANAI Lanai High & Elementary School
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  11. 11. 5th Annual Statewide STEM Conference May 2 & 3, 2014 • Over 350 participants • 29 DOE schools statewide • 60 Professional Development Teachers • 29 Student Breakout Sessions • 14 Professional Development Breakout Sessions • Over 75 Industry Partners • 90 Laptops and iPads in interactive Sessions
  12. 12. Hawaii STEM Conference Sponsors
  13. 13. STEM Skills: Geospatial Technologies “There will be over 10 million jobs over the next 10 years in the GIS fields” --U.S. Dept. of Labor  MEDB WIT’s manages the Hawaii GIS Distribution Center in partnership with the DOE and ESRI  Over 215 schools requested software  Over 200 teachers trained
  14. 14. A statewide initiative to integrate the use of GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing into K12 Education Geotech for Hawaii Schools
  15. 15. National Geographic Giant Traveling Map Kauai Kapaa High Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha Lanai Lanai High and Elementary Maui Kihei Elementary Kihei Charter Kamalii Elementary Pomaikai Elementary Haiku Elementary Pukalani Elementary Molokai Kaunakakai Elementary Kilohana Elementary Kualapuu PCC Elementary Maunaloa Elementary Oahu Mauka Lani Elementary Punahou School Hawaii Island Hilo Intermediate Holualoa Elemenary Kahakai Elementary Kealakehe Elementary Konawaena Middle Innovations PCS Na Wai 'Ola PCS Pahoa Elmentary Waimea Middle PCCS Christian Liberty Academy Honoka'a High & Intermediate Kalaniana`ole Elementary and Intermediate STATEWIDE HAWAII DEPLOYMENT OCT-DEC 2013 27 SCHOOLS High School Intermediate School Elementary School Charter School Private School
  16. 16. • First Clean Energy Curriculum • Place-Based, DOE Standards Aligned • Professional Development for Teachers • Energy Kits for Classrooms • First Clean Energy iPad AppClean Energy Hawaii STEM HD STEM Skills: Renewable Energy
  17. 17. Software Camps  GIS/GPS  3D AutoCAD  Photoshop  Dreamweaver  Gaming Software  Coding  App Development
  18. 18. • High school and college students gain real world experience – Esri, MECO, Ardent, HC&S, PDC, Akimeka, MHPCC, Institute for Astronomy, and more… LEARNING BY INTERNING
  19. 19. WIT’s Education and Workforce Impacts 37,000 Participants 450 Teachers Trained 4,500 Students Job Shadow and Mentored 45 Paid Internships ANNUAL STATEWIDE REACH Leslie Wilkins Vice President and Director 808.875.2337