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					STEM in New Haven




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       State of STEM:
         New Haven

National Need
CT Need
New Haven Need
Current NHPS STEM
Resources
Goal for Forum, Introductions
Discussion Breakout Groups
Next Steps

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             What is STEM?
 STEM education grows out of the idea that
  the boundaries between science,
  technology, engineering, and math are
  permeable.
 Moreover, it asserts that its four disciplines
  are interdependent.
 By endeavoring to blend science,
  technology, engineering, and math in its
  approach, STEM education seeks to create
  21st century learning opportunities and skill
  development for all students.                3
        National STEM Crisis
 U.S. behind in student indicators.
 Foreign nationals ahead in jobs and
  degrees.
 Urban students are falling behind.
 Many plans exist to address this.
 New national STEM Initiative addresses
  programs and teachers.


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Stem Pipeline




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     STEM Pipeline from 9th Grade to Bachelor’s Degree for
                      Low-Income Students in the U.S.




10,000 Students in     6,600 of 10,000   3,860 of 10,000    710 of 10,000
    the Bottom         Students Earn a   Students Go to    Students Earn a
 Income Quartile         High School         College      Bachelor’s Degree
Start the 9th Grade        Diploma       76 are Declared     30 BA/BS in
                         (8,200 total) STEM Majors vs 800 STEM Fields vs 400
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                                               total
               The Future
 75 % of jobs will be in STEM
 Not just STEM careers,
          it is STEM in every job
 Technology as a “global knowledge
  economy” is the future, and it requires
  different skills.
 Business and industry want employees
  with these skills!
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          CT Careers in STEM
 75% of CT jobs require
  STEM

 Healthcare
 Aerospace,
 Computers
 BioScience,
 Financial,
 Maritime,
 Manufacturing

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                CT STEM

 Middle skill jobs are STEM

 CONNvene 2006 statewide
 recommendations

 CT 2020


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           New Haven Area
 CT Dept of Labor stats for NH:

  Health/BioScience Careers (all levels)

  Green Technologies & Manufacturing
   (all levels)
  are where the jobs are!


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    New Haven Public Schools
 STEM in New Haven
   Math
   Science
   Technology
   Engineering
   Programs and Partners




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             NHPS STEM:
         Mathematics Mission
 The mission of the New Haven Public Schools
  Math Department is to promote life-long learning
  in order to increase numeracy skills and
  knowledge among all students.
  This will ultimately prepare students for further
  education in science, technology, engineering
  and mathematics and allow students access to
  careers in these fields



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                 NHPS STEM
 Math:
  The language of STEM
  1 hr daily K-6
  Daily math instruction 7-12, 3 years math
    required high school, goal is for 4+ years.
  2011: 50% 8th graders take Algebra.
  Focuses on problem solving, higher order
    thinking

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             NHPS STEM:
           Science Mission
 The mission of the New Haven Public
 Schools Science Department is to ensure
 that all students at all levels achieve
 science literacy,concepts and skills, for
 science is the key to their future.




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              NHPS STEM
               Science
 100 minutes a week K-6, hands on, inquiry
  based science instruction.
 Daily science 7-12, 3 years required, many
  take 4 years.
 All take Phy/Chem, Biology, Chemistry.
 Focus on inquiry skills, experimentation,
  use of science, technology in society.

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           NHPS STEM:
      Technology/Engineering
 Technology as a tool: collaboration, research,
  productivity, infused in all curriculum.

 Career & Technical Education Programs
  integrate rigorous academics, skill-based
  knowledge and experiential opportunities which
  enable all students to make informed education
  and career decisions, realize their potential as
  productive members of their communities, and
  successfully compete in a global economy.

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  Current NHPS STEM Programs
 Too numerous to list all!
 Include:
   Dozens of higher ed STEM partnerships
   STEM After school programs
   STEM related competitions
   Specialized STEM magnet schools and
    curriculum programs.


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              STEM Mission
 To ultimately prepare ALL students for
 further education in science, technology,
 engineering and mathematics,
 allow ALL students access to careers in
 these fields,
 and prepare ALL students for the
 opportunities of the future.




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    New Haven Public Schools
       STEM Committee
 Ken Mathews, Mathematics
 Richard Therrien, Science
 Mary Ann O’Brien, Career/TechEd
 Larry McDonnell, Technology
 Michelle Wade, Communications
 Charles Warner, AfterSchool
 Robert Canelli, Magnet Resources
 Katya Levitan-Reiner, Assessment
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         STEM Forum

Introductions…….




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       Breakout: STEM Skills
 We need your help to:
          identify the key skills needed
  so we can align our programs and curriculum
  so students can meet the needs of their future,
    the needs of New Haven, CT, and the nation

  YOU are the stakeholders!



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          Breakout rules
We have assigned everyone to one of 7
 groups.
We will present a question.
Spend 10 minutes discussing the question.

Assign a reporter from your group to report
 back your group’s findings.




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 What does the future
hold for NHPS students
  15 years from now?
 Discuss for 10 minutes and
 prepare to report back


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What are the essential
STEM skills necessary
 for NHPS students?
 Discuss for 10 minutes and
 prepare to report back



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How do NHPS students
 acquire these skills?
Discuss for 10 minutes and
prepare to report back



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What are the challenges
 and barriers that lie
        ahead?
 Discuss for 10 minutes and
 prepare to report back

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Prioritizing STEM Skills




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We are now going to conduct a
        WALKABOUT!
 With your group, find a poster that identifies
  Essential STEM skills necessary for NHPS
  students.
 With your marker, put 1 star beside low priority
  skills, 2 stars beside medium priority skills, and 3
  stars beside high priority skills.
 After 4 minutes you will be asked to rotate
  clockwise to the next Essential STEM skills poster.
 A summary of low, medium and high priority skills
  will be sent to you.

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              Next Steps
 NHPS STEM Advisory Board
 STEM group evaluation of
  skills, measures of
  achievement
 STEM group identification
  of programs
 STEM evaluation of
  programs, STEM Center
 Closing: Food
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