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 [...]

SXSW EDU 2018 Selection

(AUSTIN, Tex. – Oct. 18, 2017) – STEM Learning Ecosystems is proud to announce its selection as presenters at SXSW EDU 2018. The panel discussion, Not “Random Acts of STEM”: Planned Career Success, will be part of the Employability track. The discussion will feature Gerald Solomon, Co-Founder of STEM Learning Ecosystems; Gregory Washington, Dean [...]

Ecosystem Institute: Field Trip to JPL!

OC STEM hosted another field trip day to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA for our Ecosystem Institute members on Friday, March 10th. The JPL Education Office team kindly led our Ecosystem members around the JPL campus to explore the different laboratories and building components of various projects. Members had the opportunity to get a glimpse into Mission [...]

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OC STEM Ecosystem Institute News & Updates- January 2017

Creating a Culture of Inquiry Around STEM Education The first session of the new 2017 year took place on Thursday, January 12 at the Orange County Department of Education,  where teams reunited around the topic of Creating & Sustaining a Culture of Inquiry Around STEM Education Across [...]

OC STEM Ecosystem Institute News & Updates- November 2016

The most recent OC STEM Ecosystem Institute Session for Cohort 2 took place on November 17th, and featured special guest speaker Dr. Milton Chen, Ph.D. Dr. Chen is senior fellow and executive director, emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation, a non-profit operating foundation in the San Francisco Bay Area producing the award-winning website [...]

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 [...]

Ecosystem Institute 2016 Summer Intensive

The first day of the OC STEM Ecosystem Institute Summer Intensive took place on June 8, 2016 with guest presenters Marc Siciliano and Julie Stoltzer from the Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES). They focused on Innovation by Design™ which uses the Design Process and Design Thinking to enable Ecosystem Teams to work collaboratively [...]

STEM Learning Ecosystems in US News

US News & World Report published an Op-Ed co-written by Gerald Solomon, Executive Director of the Samueli Foundation and current OC STEM Chair and Ron Ottinger, Executive Director of the Noyce Foundation. Both serve as Co-Chairs of the STEM Funders Network. The article is entitled, All Parts of Community Should Aid in STEM Learning and can be [...]

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OC Ecosystem in DC for Ecosystems Initiative

Earlier this month, a group of OC STEM members and partners were among leaders from 27 state and regional networks who met at the White House as part of the first gathering of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative. Created by the national STEM Funders Network, this new initiative is designed to bring STEM to life for [...]

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