OC STEM Ecosystem Learning Institute

The STEM Learning Ecosystem: Leadership for Articulated STEM Programs Institute (Institute) is a professional learning institute designed to strengthen Orange County school district leadership through the development of STEM Learning Ecosystems and implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education programs over an intensive 12-month time period. The Institute was developed by OC STEM in partnership with the Orange County Department of Education, WestED, the California STEM Learning Network and the California After School Network, with planning contributors from Children and Families Commission of Orange County, Discovery Cube Orange County, Science@OC THINK Together, TGR Foundation, and University of California Irvine, School of Education.

Each district Ecosystem is comprised of cross-sector partners representing after-school, pre-school or early learning, business and industry, parent organizations, to name a few. Twenty-three of the twenty-seven Orange County school districts, representing over 300,000 PK-12 students, have participated in the Institute.

The online portal provides participating teams easy access to STEM Ecosystem Institute resources and meeting materials.

Select your cohort or year below. Each portal is password protected.

Cohort 2 Materials
Cohort 3 Materials
Year 4 Materials

Develop

 a district-wide STEM Learning Ecosystem and promote inclusion of STEM in their district strategic planning.

Improve

professional STEM practices of educators and school leaders representing school districts in Orange County.

Increase

education and awareness around the implementation process to help educate parents and the broader community.

Participating Districts

Alternative, Community, and Correctional Schools and Services (ACCESS), Orange County Department of Education

Anaheim City School District

Buena Park School District

Cypress School District

Fountain Valley School District

Fullerton School District

Ocean View School District

Orange Unified School District

Santa Ana Unified School District

Brea-Olinda Unified School District

Capistrano Unified School District

Centralia School District

Huntington Beach City School District

Huntington Beach Union High School District

Magnolia School District

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Savanna School District

Anaheim Union High School District

Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District

Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Tustin Unified School District

Westminster School District

Anaheim Elementary School District

Buena Park School District

Capistrano Unified School District

Centralia Unified School District

Cypress School District

Huntington Beach City School District

Irvine Unified School District

Magnolia School District

Orange Unified School District

Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District

Santa Ana Unified School District

Savanna School District

Westminster School District