Stem education reform what is it?



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STEM EDUCATION REFORM WHAT IS IT?

  • Randolph J. Guschl
  • 302-547-2256
  • guschlrj@gmail.com
  • Analysis!
  • Twenty-five years of a real STEM Education movement
    • Realization of value
    • Recognition of pedagogy and content
    • Kids/teachers learn best by inquiry
    • Good teachers teach by inquiry
  • Thousands of isolated programs, projects, people (STEM Connector)
  • From local to state to national (to global)
  • “Are we happy with what we get for $3.5B??” (advocacy, selection, execution)
  • Industry must take a bigger role (not all money)
    • Coordinate good efforts (systemic reform)
    • Advocate need, value of programs
    • Lead the inquiry process
  • Right now, many CEO-led groups lead the way
    • Achieve / Common Core Standards
    • Change the Equation (CTE)
    • Change the Conversation (CTC)
    • Smithsonian Science Education Center ( formerly NRSC)
    • STEM Connector
  • Your education strategy, your choice of programs
  • How Does an Organization Develop a
  • STEM Education Plan?
  • Technology Areas
    • CS/IT?
    • Engineering?
    • Chem/Biology/Physics?
    • Ag?
    • Nutrition?
    • Energy?
  • National/State/Local
  • Degree Levels (K20)
  • Global?
  • Why
    • Recruiting?
    • PA?
  • More Science Literacy for all?
  • How Does an Individual Get (More) Involved?
  • Pedagogy / Content
  • Volunteers / Mentors very important IF!
  • Look at your strengths
  • Match to needs
  • Don’t push the teachers aside
  • For Your Inquiry Search!
  • STEMConnector™ is designed to link "all things STEM" by constructing a comprehensive Web Site that provides connections to national, state and local STEM entities and their own content through a variety of search tools.
  • http://www.stemconnector.org/
  • A coalition of CEOs, CTEq pledges to foster widespread literacy in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that sparks an innovative spirit in students and prepares them for postsecondary options. 
  • http://www.changetheequation.org/
  • http://www.nsf.gov/
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"
  • http://smithsonianscience.org/
  • A website produced by the Smithsonian’s Office of Public Affairs featuring stories, photos and videos of Smithsonian scientific research that asks questions and explores issues relevant to today and pushes the boundaries of human knowledge.
  • Delaware, with DFSME's help, is among the leaders in those making gains in science proficiency for its students. It is in the national spotlight as a leader in science assessment tools.
  • http://www.dfsme.org/
  • http://stem.delaware.gov
  • Working with educators, legislators and business and community leaders, the Council fosters STEM education in Delaware to prepare students for careers of the 21st century .
  • http://thechallenge.dupont.com/
  • The DuPont Challenge© is one of the foremost student science and technology prize programs in the United States and Canada.
  • The DuPont Challenge© has two primary objectives: to help increase science literacy among students and to motivate them to excel in communicating scientific ideas.
  • NBC Learn is an instructional technology that provides a teaching tool with access to over 11,000 exciting
  • educational clips. The online resources NBC Learn has created for the education community leverage nearly 80 years of historic news coverage, documentary materials and current news broadcasts.
  • www.NBCLearn.com
  • With an expansive network reaching every corner of the country, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. More than 6 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities stand out among their peers.
  • 4-H
  • http://www.4-h.org/
  • https://www.ffa.org
  • The National FFA Organization envisions a future in which all Agricultural Education Students will discover their passion in life and build on that insight to chart a course for the educations, career, and personal future.
  • For Your Inquiry Search!
  • DFSME is a business-education-community-government partnership with leaders from education, business and community.
  • We catalyze adoption of globally competitive mathematics and science curricula so that all Delaware students finish high school ready for college, careers and success in the global economy.
  • We advocate adoption of world-class standards and how to do this and fund or guide efforts which enable the exploration, evaluation, adaption, and implementation of innovative and effective math and science programs in Delaware public schools.
  • Our history includes "The Smithsonian Project" which brought improved K8 science to every student and teacher through hands-on, inquiry based instruction. (The Delaware Model)
  • Valerie Woodruff
  • Board President
  • F.M. Ross Armbrecht, Ph.D.
  • Executive Director
  • 100 W. 10th Street • Suite 612 • Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Tel: 302-397-0034 • Fax: 302-397-0036
  • www.dfsme.org
  • Many industries, many different needs
    • Shortages of graduates with skills
    • How do young kids get interested (excited)?
    • What really works?
    • Content and pedagogy
      • Content changes
      • Pedagogy, infrastructure key
      • INTERNAL/EXTERNAL LEVERAGING KEY!
      • Try to use a successful infrastructure model
  • Examples:
    • Automotive
    • AG, Food & Nutrition
    • Aerospace
    • Chemical & Material Sciences
    • IT & Computer Science
    • Petroleum and Energy
  • Driving SCIENCE
  • Description In collaboration with DuPont Motorsports, Daytona International Speedway (DIS) and Clemson International Center for Automotive Research, OOE sponsors STEM teachers and administrators for a professional development program to immerse them in the world of professional motorsports and careers in STEM. During race week, the course integrates skills and abilities relating to motorsports such as physics of force, speed, energy, materials, safety, engineering and inquiry-based problem solving. The STEM teachers then spend a thrilling day at the races putting theory into practice. In two years, Driving SCIENCE has expanded to 9 counties in Florida, in SC at Darlington Speedway, in VA at Martinsville, and in DE at Dover Speedway. In 2012, Driving SCIENCE was announced by DuPont Legal as one of their sponsored programs with the Conference of Mayors.
  • Objective Enriches content knowledge in STEM disciplines; promotes interest in careers in STEM
  • Benefits Bolsters teacher knowledge/interest/excitement and passion about STEM careers, promotes student interest and achievement, promotes DuPont awareness, promotes the Protection Megatrend.
  • Impact 150 teachers have been trained through this program. DuPont products are profiled during the program. And the megatrends are discussed in the context of racing science.
  • Leverage Partnership with Clemson ICAR (graduate students, Daytona Speedway (11 Speedways).
  • Agriculture Industry
  • Demands on agriculture are huge and increasing.
  • In October 2011, the global population reached 7 billion. The FAO estimates that the world population will reach 9 billion by 2050. It is estimated that approximately 8 billion of those people will be in developing regions. (FAO)
  • Today, 1 billion people are living in chronic hunger. (FAO)
  • Roughly 3.5 million children under the age of five die each year from causes related to under-nutrition in developing countries. (World Bank)
  • To feed the world in 2050, agriculture output will need to increase by 70%. This will require agriculture productivity to grow at a rate of at least 1.75% from relatively fixed resources compared to the average rate of 1.4% over the past four years. (OECD, GHI)
  • Agriculture Industry
  • Science has contributed significantly to improving agricultural productivity over the past century.
  • Breeding – Borlaug was the father of the Green Revolution, breeding and adapting wheat and rice varieties to new lands and gaining acceptance for their production enabled yields to double in this important staple crop.
  • Molecular breeding technologies – hybridization, tissue culture, mutagenesis, genetic transformation and marker technology have contributed (see Allard, 1999 in Pretty et al, 2010).
  • Transgenics/Biotech crops – “Economic gains at the farm level of ~US$65 billion were generated globally by biotech crops during the period 1996 to 2009, of which just less than half, 44%, were due to reduced production costs (less plowing, fewer pesticide sprays and less labor) and just over half, 56%, due to substantial yield gains of 229 million tons. The 229 million tons comprised 83.5 million tons of soybean, 130.5 million tons of maize, 10.5 million tons of cotton lint, and 4.8 million tons of canola over the period 1996 to 2009.” (ISAAA 2010)
  • Agriculture Industry
  • Science has contributed significantly to improving agricultural productivity over the past century.
  • Needs to find common ground in STEM where all parts of Ag & Nutrition are represented
  • New alliances of partners with different perspectives (R&D vs. Marketing)
  • Science Literacy key
  • Current Ag Education pieces are changing but are they complimentary?
  • Is it content (my content?) or focused support
  • Capture the interest of young children and hold it!
  • Chemical Industry/Material Science and Engineering
  • "The Greater Chemical Enterprise"
    • Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology
    • Chemistry/Nanotechnology/Material Science
    • Analytical Chemistry/Instrumentation/Computers
  • Unbelievable STEM Tools
    • IT/Data Reduction
    • Nano manipulation
    • Chemical Engineering is over 50% Bio!
    • Crossover fields. Where does chemistry end and Ag begin?
  • Analysis!
  • Tremendous interest , value to nation, state, local economy. but it is hard to measure impact and prove that you making a difference.
  • Strategy, Selection and Execution
    • Systemic reform is needed to succeed
    • Resources must be assigned to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Leveraged Impact
    • A single person helping a single student is great but ???
    • What if you help a teacher?
    • Or a whole school?
    • Or a whole district, etc.???
  • Institutions are Resistant to Change
    • Corporate philantrophy cannot show quarterly impact
    • What are the right degrees we need to hire?
    • What skills should come from colleges?
    • Do we hire content? Skills? Ability to solve problems?
  • Industries themselves change and businesses do not effectively communicate back to colleges and below.. It is K20!
  • Analysis!
  • Twenty-five years of a real STEM Education movement
    • Realization of value
    • Recognition of pedagogy and content
    • Kids/teachers learn best by inquiry
    • Good teachers teach by inquiry
  • Thousands of isolated programs, projects, people (STEM Connector)
  • From local to state to national (to global)
  • “Are we happy with what we get for $3.5B??” (advocacy, selection, execution)
  • Industry must take a bigger role (not all money)
    • Coordinate good efforts (systemic reform)
    • Advocate need, value of programs
    • Lead the inquiry process
  • Right now, many CEO-led groups lead the way
    • Achieve / Common Core Standards
    • Change the Equation (CTE)
    • Change the Conversation (CTC)
    • Smithsonian Science Education Center ( formerly NRSC)
    • STEM Connector
  • Your education strategy, your choice of programs
  • Corporate approaches to community involvement
  • Who funds the education process P20+? Will industry pay for more as the University/Industry interface merges and goes global? Look at Pharma!
  • Some "tools" will change the education process.. IT/MOOC/on line
  • What skills do we hire?
  • What is a job? A career?
  • What is so exciting that it carries you from an earlier age, as it did for many of us??
  • What Else is Different?
  • Know your Strengths
  • Don't reinvent when great programs already exist with networks and infrastructure
  • Look for impact you want to have
  • Network
  • Sell the value of Science and engineering to kids and adults!
  • Find your place
  • Feel free to contact:
    • Randy Guschl
    • 302-547-2256
    • guschlrj@gmail.com
  • Summary
  • APPENDIX
  • DuPont investment in education aims to improve development of future scientists, engineers, and citizens and to promote DuPont as a leading science company solving fundamental global challenges in food, energy, and protection of people & the environment.
  • By leveraging and forming partnerships through:
      • Delaware Model for Science Education – leveraged DuPont name & involvement and formed a partnership with all public school districts to make it happen.
      • Bridging Science & Ag together through National FFA, NSTA, NAAE
      • NBC Learn – Helping Classrooms Come Alive
      • DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition with NSTA, NASA, Disney, Encyclopedia Britannica, NBC Learn, A+ Media
      • Young Professors – inspired the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Awards which is now government-wide.
      • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
      • FIRST Robotics
  • Putting Science to Work in Education
  • Key Pillars of the Education Strategy
  • Collaborative Research
  • Company Positioning
  • Acquire
  • Talent
  • Good Corporate Citizen /
  • Community Relations
  • 05/12/17
  • Students/
  • Competitions
  • DuPont Challenge
  • FIRST Robotics
  • Science Fairs
  • Science Olympiad
  • AISES
  • NACME
  • SWE
  • GEM
  • SHPE
  • Science Literacy * Research * Branding * Recruiting
  • Workforce Development
  • All programs & initiatives are leveraged nationally through collaborative partnerships:
  • National Science Teachers Association * NBC Learn * National FFA * NASA *
  • National Association of Agricultural Educators * National Science Resources Center
  • Putting Science to Work in Education
  • Science Fairs
  • Science Olympiad
  • DuPont Challenge
  • AISES
  • SHPE
  • GEM
  • SWE
  • NACME
  • Professional Development
  • Students/ Competitions
  • Workforce Development
  • Grades K-5 Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12 Undergraduate Graduate
  • Science of DuPont Workshops
  • Agriscience Ambassadors
  • Driving Science
  • Young Professors
  • National FFA
  • Junior LEGO LEGO League First Robotics


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