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Statewide Partnership for Developing the Michigan STEM Workforce. Paul Kuwik , Ph.D . Emeritus Professor, School of Technology Studies State Director, PLTW- Michigan pkuwik@emich.edu. John Dugger, Ph.D. Professor, School of Technology Studies Affiliate Director, PLTW- Michigan

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Statewide Partnership for Developing the Michigan STEM Workforce

Paul Kuwik, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor, School of Technology Studies

State Director, PLTW- Michigan

pkuwik@emich.edu

John Dugger, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Technology Studies

Affiliate Director, PLTW- Michigan

jdugger@emich.edu

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The State of the Nation

“… We projects an annual need of 400,000 college graduates in STEM majors to remain competitive in the global marketplace.”

National Business Roundtable

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The State of the Nation

“ … Of the 4 million 9th graders who began

their high school careers in 2004, only

4% (167,000) will graduate in 2012 with

a bachelors degree in a STEM major.”

National Center for Education Statistics

defining stem education
Defining STEM Education

Mathematics

  • Integrative
    • Content
    • Activity/Problem Based

Technology

Science

Engineering

stem mission statements
STEM Mission Statements
  • Integrative is consistent with most mission statements.
  • Michigan STEM Hub Mission: …refers to the teaching and learning of the STEM disciplines in an integrated, intensive and applied fashion..
stem mission statements1
STEM Mission Statements
  • New York: …refers to the interdisciplinary teaching and learning of the STEM disciplines…to a level of rigor sufficient to produce critical thinkers and problem solvers…
  • California: …an interdisciplinary and applied approach that is coupled with real-world problem-based learning…
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Elements of a

True STEM Program

  • Exploratory/Preparatory
  • Outcomes Based
  • Multi-disciplinary (inclusive of all 4 disciplines)
  • Assessment - state standards and benchmarks
  • Professional Development
  • Partnership Teams w/key constituents
  • Accommodate diverse backgrounds and abilities
important research directions
Important Research Directions
  • Influence STEM Career Choice
  • Persistence once on a STEM Career Path
  • Math Achievement
  • Science Achievement
  • Technology Achievement
criteria for rating stem programs
Criteria for Rating STEM Programs
  • Outcomes based
  • Integrated disciplines including Math, Science, Technology, and Engineering
  • Cross walked with the state curriculum
  • Length of delivery of the STEM program
  • Flexibility of delivery systems
criteria for rating stem cont
Criteria for Rating STEM – Cont.
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum review and updating
  • Active partnership team
  • Accommodation for students with diverse backgrounds and abilities
current status of michigan stem efforts
Current Status of Michigan STEM Efforts
  • Fragmented
  • No specific state funding
  • Lags Surrounding States and Nation
    • Number of Implementations
    • Overall Planning
  • Lack of career pathway funding by CTE (Michigan)
need for michigan stem leadership team
Need for Michigan STEM Leadership Team
  • Multiple groups with an interest and commitment to STEM
  • Mich. Dept. of Ed.
  • Mich. Economic Development Corp.
  • Math/Science Centers
  • Business and Industry
  • Five Michigan STEM Hubs
  • Higher Education Interests
  • Professional Associations
identification of key initial partners
Identification of Key Initial Partners
  • State Department of Education
  • Affiliate University and University Partners
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Math-Science Centers in Michigan
development of executive team
Development of Executive Team
  • Planning steps
    • Identify key state agencies, educational entities, & private sector members
  • Charter for Team
    • Mission, vision, goals
    • Membership and structure
    • Operational plan
activities
Activities
  • Advocate for state funding for STEM
  • State-wide STEM Conference
  • System for awarding STEM grants
  • Engaging other STEM players
  • Coordinate proposals to industry and foundations for STEM
vision for the future
Vision for the Future
  • Broadening membership to include community college leadership
  • Expanding business and industry involvement
  • Securing state support for STEM implementations
  • Focus of the overall research results regarding STEM programs
presenter contact information
Presenter Contact Information

John Dugger, Ph.D., Michigan Affiliate Director, PLTW

jdugger@emich.edu

Paul Kuwik, Ph.D., Michigan State Director, PLTW

Paul.kuwik@emich.edu