Topics for Today• What is STEM• Project Lead the Way as a model inSacramento County• Partnership with Disney– Disney Planet Challenge, Summit on SEE• CA Space Academy (Discovery Museum)• Honeywell Space Educators• Tech Ideas for the Classroom• CA Need for STEM Education (K-12 research)
What is STEM• Science Technology Engineering Math• Focus on hands-on project• 21st century skills• $$$$ available, $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ cost• Challenge is what is a STEM class– Algebra is math, but is it STEM• Connection with higher ed.
STEM in the ClassroomProject Lead the Way•Design & Modeling•Automation and Robotics•Energy and the Environment• Magic of Electrons• Flight and Space• Science of Technology• Green Architecture•New Courses Ahead:•Bio Medicine•Computer Science
California Space StationStudent run mission simulations with team workand cooperative skills. The two room simulator isbased on the Challenger Learning Centersfunded through NASA. 35 students are dividedinto 2 teams in the space station and groundcontrol. The simulator uses instant messaging,CCTV and an intercom system forcommunications and data sharing.
Missions and Roles•Mission Commander•Communications- CCTV & intercom•Medical- records BP & pulse of all space station members•Science Lab- Conduct science experiments•Remote Rover- Drive a RC car via IP camera•Space Arm- Direct a robotic arm•Media and Publicity- Photo/Video production•Navigator- Tracks ISS via internet•Life Support- Astronaut support and emergency preparedness•Pilot- Flies space shuttle simulator
In Space• Nasa.gov (good and bad)• http://nasawavelength.org/ (just good)Honeywell- Free Space Camp (Huntsville, AL)http://educators.honeywell.com/application
Tech Ideas for the Classroom• CA Learning Resource Network clrn.org - Go to Web InfoLink, Browse, Free Web 2.0 Application. There is a list of 300+free student friendly web tools• Google Search Stories- No longer available as a creator, butyou can search for intro still• Prezi- New PowerPoint www.prezi.com• Cell Phone Polling- Poll Everywherehttp://www.polleverywhere.com/• Xtranormal.com- animated characters• Gradecam.com – Use your doc camera as a Scantron reader
Tech Ideas for the Classroom II• Google Apps for Education Link– Class Site– Student Pages• Pinterest- Search Education- I couldn’t believe the materialsavailable• Checking homework/rubrics on Ipad with Google Forms Link• Flipped Assessment with Flubaroo• Flipped Classroom with Camtasia– Youtube Channel MrJohnstoneFMS– MrJohnstone.com• Google Tools (Getting Googley) Link– Google Drive– Google Voice
STEM Research“Without fundamental knowledge and skills [in mathand science], the majority of students scoring belowthis level [proficient]— particularly those below thebasic level—lack the foundation for good jobs andfull participation in society”Rising Above the Gathering Storm,National Research Council, 2007
STEM Research1. How can K-12 schools in California respond to thechallenge of maintaining the state’s status as anational and international leader in knowledge anddiscovery in the face of growing competition fromother states and nations?2. What policies can state and local leaders implementto support student learning, preparing them forcareers in science and technology?
STEM ResearchBased upon information from a longitudinal case study in Florida, there was adirect link between high school STEM course completion and completion of aSTEM degree in college.BA/BS STEM BA/BSHighest HS Course Level Completed n % n % of total BA/BSMathematicsGeneral Consumer Math 451 2.6 15 3.3Pre-algebra 34 3.8 1 2.9Algebra I / Geometry 822 5.6 40 4.9Algebra II 3835 18.6 198 5.2Trigonometry/ Statistics 4315 38.1 440 10.2Pre Calculus 7512 41.2 453 14.6Calculus or Higher 7012 46.7 1131 34.6SciencePhysical Earth Science 250 3.9 18 7.2Intro Chemistry 343 4.5 18 5.2Biology, Ecology 2232 9.7 137 6.1Chemistry I or Physics I 3982 19.6 351 8.8Chemistry I and Physics I 9051 40.3 1693 18.7Chemistry II or Physics II 181 42.6 72 39.8
STEM Research1. Determine Actual Needs ($$ and industry cooperation)2. Professional Development and Recruitment of STEM educators3. Curriculum for STEM classes4. Funding for STEM programs5. Include minorities and womenhttp://www.csus.edu/ppa/thesis-project/bank/2012/Johnstone.pdfSearch Johnstone STEM education