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NEW EVENT! Raspberry Pi Maker Academy – January 2019

Calling all OC STEM Ecosystem Institute Members!! If you missed our first Raspberry Pi Maker Academy in 2018, you're in luck! OC STEM is hosting another FREE workshop on Saturday, January 26th at UC [...]

OC STEM Hosts Raspberry Pi Maker Academy for Orange County Educators!

We hosted our first Raspberry Pi Maker Academy last month! About 25 educators from different Orange County school districts that have previous participated or are currently participating in our STEM Ecosystem Institute came down [...]

13 Orange County School Districts Join Year 4 of STEM Ecosystem Institute

OC STEM warmly welcomes the following Orange County school districts to Year 4 of the OC STEM Ecosystem Institute! Anaheim Elementary Buena Park Capistrano Unified Centralia Unified Cypress School District HB City School District [...]

#STEMonTheSidelines Challenge, by Ducommun Inc. and the Los Angeles Chargers

OC STEM is partnering up with Ducommun Incorporated and the Los Angeles Chargers for the inaugural “STEM on the Sidelines” Challenge, kicking off this Fall! Here’s the game plan: Participating high school teams will [...]

UCI Mobile Rocket and FAB Lab Completes Summer Adventures

Guest Post by Clayten W. Eggleston Americorps VISTA Member, OC STEM The Mobile Rocket and Fab Lab (MFL) Among other duties, my role was to help facilitate the effective launch of the Mobile Rocket [...]

Americorps VISTA Member Joins OC STEM Team

OC STEM warmly welcomed Clayten Eggleston, Americorps Vista Member, to their team at the beginning of summer! Read more about Clay's mission and vision as a VISTA with OC STEM, below. “Never doubt that a small [...]

OC STEM Ecosystem Institute Cohort 3 Commences, Year 4 on the Horizon

The STEM Learning Ecosystem: Leadership for Articulated STEM Programs Institute is a professional development initiative designed to help school district leadership cultivate sustainable STEM Learning Ecosystems focused on a shared vision for providing high-quality, articulated STEM learning [...]

High School Esports League Expands Beyond Orange County After Successful First Season

Update Provided By Claire LaBeaux NASEF Communications Director The esports movement that is sweeping the country has an added dimension in Orange County: education intertwined with competitive video gameplay. Through the first half of [...]

Orange County STEM Hub Updates – July 2018

Power of Discovery: STEM 2017-18 Program Year Data Guest Post By Suzanne Hill Power of Discovery: STEM Project Assistant, Instructional Services Early Learning, Expanded Learning, and Family Support Services [...]

Orange County STEM Signing Day – June 29th, 2018

OC STEM proudly partnered with The Boeing Company to present the inaugural Orange County STEM Signing Day on June 29th, 2018 hosted at UC Irvine! Graduating high school seniors in Orange County were called [...]

Lead STEM Practitioner Network (LSP) Concludes Successful 2017-18 Academic Year

Through a partnership between the Orange County Department of Education and Orange County STEM Initiative, the Lead STEM Practitioner (LSP) Network includes triads of established and emerging teacher leaders from ten Orange County school [...]

Esports Workshops for OC Students

OC STEM is excited to partner with the Orange County High School Esports League for their inaugural season!  Through this partnership, we are helping in getting the word out about an exciting set of [...]

Raspberry Jam, Anyone?

Spread the love of coding to your family! 100+ Raspberry Pi ‘Jams’ are taking place throughout the world this weekend! Join us for a free family event to learn about [...]

Member Spotlight – OC STEM Coordinator

Kristin Roher is the STEM Coordinator for the OC STEM Initiative. Her work includes the design, development, implementation and coordination of several outreach programs and events, including Girls Maker Academy, Mobile FABLab, APPCamp and [...]

OC STEM Hub – STEM Training

This year, our STEM Implementation Trainings changed slightly to allow for an ongoing cohort of participants to build on the content and experiences of previous meetings.  This year we are focusing on Project Based [...]

OC STEM Hub – Community of Practice

We have had two Communities of Practice Meetings so far this year and are looking forward to our upcoming meetings in 2018! In our first meeting, we focused our discussion on the needs of [...]

Lead STEM Practitioners 2017-2018

Through a partnership between the Orange County Department of Education and Orange County STEM Initiative, the Lead STEM Practitioner (LSP) Network includes triads of established and emerging teacher leaders from ten Orange County school [...]

Ecosystem Institute – November 2017

Teams gathered for their last Ecosystem Institute session of the 2017 year! The main focus of this day was Instructional Practices & Teacher Qualifications. Teams had the chance to attend various workshops that demonstrated [...]