Massachusetts Department of Higher Education STEM Nexus web site:
STEM Resources for Pre-school Teachers
PreK Science and Technology Standards: http://www.mass.gov/edu/docs/eec/2013/20131009-pk-sci-tech-standards.pdf
Crosswalk between 2011 Prekindergarten Standards in Mathematics and the Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences http://www.mass.gov/edu/docs/eec/curriculum-and-learning/20110303-crosswalk-math.pdf
Preschool STEM Curricular: http://www.mass.edu/stem/initiatives/otherstateearlycurricula.asp
The following are the materials that can be found through the Preschool STEM Curricular website (http://www.mass.edu/stem/initiatives/otherstateearlycurricula.asp) may be used by educators and programs in whole or in part. They were made possible through a grant by the Department of Early Education and Care.
SHED Children’s Campus
YMCA of Central Massachusetts
Heritage Museums and Gardens Inc.
The Christa McAuliffe Center at Framingham State University is a valuable local STEM resource featuring the FSU Planetarium, the Challenger Learning Center, and PD workshops for educators. For more information, visit their web site at www.christa.org.
Over the last three years, the National Science Foundation has sponsored a series of STEM Smart Workshops which have showcased promising practices and resources in support of effective K-12 STEM Education in schools and programs. We invite you to visit the collection of resources from past meetings. To learn more about a meeting, please click on the agenda and resources links listed below.
Philadelphia, PA – Launching the STEM Smart Initiative: Agenda | Resources
Seattle, WA – Successful K-12 STEM Education: Agenda | Resources
Chicago, IL – Partnerships in K-12 STEM Education: Agenda | Resources
Las Vegas, NV – Using Technology to Promote K-12 STEM Learning and Teaching: Agenda | Resources
Baltimore, MD – College and Career Readiness: Agenda | Resources
Atlanta, GA – K-12 Engineering: Agenda | Resources
Washington, DC – Early Childhood Education: Agenda | Resources
Needham, MA – Career and Technical Education: Agenda | Resources
In addition, you may access briefs on each meeting topic here.
The Museum Institute for Teaching Science is pleased to announce Science by Connections, the new on-line hub for STEM resources, including in-school programs, field trips and professional development opportunities! For more information, visit www.sciencebyconnections.org.
Natick resident Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus, CIO, has written a book, The U.S. Technology Skills Gap: What Every Technology Executive Must Know to Save America's Future, focusing on the necessity for STEM education in this country to maintain global competitiveness. Click to find it on Amazon.