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 Learning (PBL) and STEM! In the total of the year, we will have six meetings and two coaching and observation [...]

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 instructional practices and strategies for teaching. All workshops were circuit-based and adapted to 5 main learning levels: High School – [...]

Ecosystem Institute – October 2017

This session's focus was workforce development, where OC STEM had the opportunity to arrange for six local businesses to host small groups to learn more about their industry. During the site visit, Ecosystem members had the opportunity to learn about the latest industry innovation, work environments and skills that are needed for employment in STEM-based [...]

2016 California STEM Symposium

Designing Our Future The 2016 California STEM Symposium brought together thousands of teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. OC STEM had the wonderful opportunity to present two sessions at the symposium on October [...]

OC STEM Hub Update

Dimensions of Success Planning Tool Training January’s been a busy month already for the OC STEM Hub. We held a training on the Dimensions of Success Planning Tool in early January with 37 attendees. The Dimensions of Success (DoS) tool was developed as an observation tool for quality STEM programming in informal and out-of-school time [...]

STEM Technical Assistance Team

The OC STEM Initiative’s vision states “All educators and teachers are provided the tools and support to ensure their students are STEM competent and STEM literate.” Through the RISP, we offer quality professional development opportunities for out-of-school time practitioners, providing innovative ideas and logistical support for staff who bring STEM content into their programs. We [...]

OC STEM welcomes Suzanne Hill

OC STEM is thrilled to welcome Suzanne Hill to join our team in July! Suzanne has served as an after-school educator and program manager, providing instruction and professional development in Los Angeles for the past few years. She will manage our Regional Innovation Support Provider (RISP) program that strives to provide STEM specific critical program support [...]