The Teacher Pipeline – An Industry Perspective Steve Beitler January 17, 2008
A Singular Focus on Measurement Testing more than half of the world’s 800 millioncell phones Keeping our air, water, soil and foodclean and safe Equipping 200+ communicationsservice providers Advancingnext-generationintegratedvoice, video & data Aiding the discoveryand qualityof medicines Making the worldmore safe and securefrom crime and drugs Analyzing thecauses and curesfor disease Enabling the militaryto be more flexible,mobile and reliable
The focus of grants and sponsorships Emphasis on science, professional development, hands-on learning and the underserved Goal is systemic change Future math and science teachers are key to developing scientists we employ, partner with, sell to Agilent in Education
Locally – RAFT, IISME, CDM, SJMOA, MentorNet Science fairs – Intel Intnl. Science & Engineering Fair, Santa Clara district Curriculum – Clean Air Challenge Agilent After School ARCHES/Aurora Project Implementing the Strategy
Economic competitiveness Skilled workforce Teacher shortage getting worse Innovation imperiled Why Does The Pipeline Matter?
Stronger incentives, new paths to becoming science/math teacher Teachers with content knowledge and pedagogy skills Data-driven innovation Rich interplay between schools and industry What Does Progress Look Like?
Much better data systems Expand models that work Inquiry-based learning Make science the discipline where all skills converge How Do We Get There?