Massachusetts Department of Higher Education STEM Nexus web site:
www.mass.edu/stem

@SCALE:
www.mass.edu/forinstitutions/prek16/pipelinescale.asp

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

§  The Pumpkin Patch Project Informational Flyer

§  The Pumpkin Patch Project: Exploring The Life-Cycle Process English

§  The Pumpkin Patch Project: Exploring The Life-Cycle Process Spanish

§  The Pumpkin Patch Project: Exploring The Life-Cycle Process Chinese

YMCA of Central Massachusetts

§  A Preschool STEM Teaching Curriculum on Gardening Informational Flyer

§  A Preschool STEM Teaching Curriculum on Gardening

Heritage Museums and Gardens Inc.

§  Collections: A STEM Focused Curriculum Informational Flyer

§  Collections: A STEM Focused Curriculum Implementation Guide

§  Curriculum Implementation Guide Spanish

§  Curriculum Implementation Guide Brazilian Portuguese

§  Collections: A STEM Focused Curriculum Lab

§  Collections: A STEM Focused Curriculum MA Standards Crosswalk for EEC

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.

  Affordable Degrees Online, a Washington D.C.-based organization, helps prospective undergrad and graduate students find affordable, not-for-profit universities with solid outcome metrics in the STEM fields. They have analyzed over 10 million data points related to the 5,000+ colleges and universities in the US, to find the ones that offer both financial accessibility (the lowest costs for low and middle income students, as well as flexibility in learning & credit), and positive outcomes. The results were published on their site:  www.AffordableDegreesOnline.org. Their rankings of STEM programs can be found at: http://www.affordabledegreesonline.org/subjects/engineering/, http://www.affordabledegreesonline.org/subjects/math/, http://www.affordabledegreesonline.org/subjects/computer-science/, http://www.affordabledegreesonline.org/subjects/life-sciences/, and http://www.affordabledegreesonline.org/subjects/physical-sciences/

 

Affordable Degrees Online, a Washington D.C.-based organization, helps prospective undergrad and graduate students find affordable, not-for-profit universities with solid outcome metrics in the STEM fields. They have analyzed over 10 million data points related to the 5,000+ colleges and universities in the US, to find the ones that offer both financial accessibility (the lowest costs for low and middle income students, as well as flexibility in learning & credit), and positive outcomes. The results were published on their site:  www.AffordableDegreesOnline.org.

Their rankings of STEM programs can be found at:

http://www.affordabledegreesonline.org/subjects/engineering/, http://www.affordabledegreesonline.org/subjects/math/, http://www.affordabledegreesonline.org/subjects/computer-science/, http://www.affordabledegreesonline.org/subjects/life-sciences/, and http://www.affordabledegreesonline.org/subjects/physical-sciences/

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 InitiativeAgenda | Resources
Seattle, WA – Successful K-12 STEM EducationAgenda | Resources
Chicago, IL – Partnerships in K-12 STEM EducationAgenda | Resources
Las Vegas, NV – Using Technology to Promote K-12 STEM Learning and TeachingAgenda | Resources
Baltimore, MD – College and Career ReadinessAgenda | Resources
Atlanta, GA – K-12 EngineeringAgenda | Resources
Washington, DC – Early Childhood EducationAgenda | Resources
Needham, MA – Career and Technical EducationAgenda | 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.