STEM for WESD - Oregon Institute of Technology

Report
South Metro-Salem
STEM Education Partnership
A solid STEM education is the
gateway to 21st century jobs
Yet the increased demand for a STEM-capable
workforce is occurring at a time when there is a
decreased retention of students in the national
STEM pipeline
National STEM projections
Oregon Class of 2006
The STEM Gap
Oregon is failing to produce enough
STEM Graduates
 less than 2% of ALL Oregon graduates earn a
STEM degree
 less than 14% of our TOP math and science
students are earning STEM degrees
 High school grads lack foundational skills in
math, science and communication
Oregon’s top science and math
graduates from 2006
High Quality Jobs
STEM graduates and workers add value to the economy through higher
lifetime earnings. On average, workers in STEM occupations earn about
25 percent more than workers in non-STEM occupations
Oregon Senate Bill 253 – 40/40/20
Oregon's 40/40/20 Goal
Bachelor's degree or higher
Associate's degree or credential
High school completion (regular, GED, other diplomas)
Less than high school
30%
29%
40%
18%
17%
40%
42%
41%
20%
10%
13%
All working age adults (2010)
Young adults (2010)
Goal (2025)
Governor
2025 STEM
STEM
Employers
YOU
Funding
STEM Investments
+6%
Increase in long-run state earnings
+$ 9 billion
Annual increase in personal income
$37,909
$40,243
Change in annual per capita personal income
Economic Return on
STEM Investments
+$1.4 billion
Annual increase in state and local
government general tax and fee revenue
+$389 million
Annual increase in state general fund revenue
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Vision
The South Metro-Salem STEM
Partnership catalyzes Oregon students to
achieve STEM degrees and certificates,
and reach Oregon’s education goals by
increasing the access, excitement and
engagement of students in STEM courses
and experiential learning.
Mission
The South Metro-Salem STEM
partnership will collectively optimize PK20 STEM education by utilizing a full
spectrum of public and private resources
and model instructional practices to
develop a career-ready, diverse, and
adaptable workforce that enhances the
regional economy and community.
Strategies
1.
Utilize a teacher coach/guided practice/quality instruction model
to help pre-service and in-service teachers integrate science and
engineering work samples into common core standards, with
contextualized, experience-based teaching and learning methods.
2.
Build a “technology center” network of mentors, programs and
events that inspire students and sponsors to highlight the value of
STEM activities, connect STEM activities to the classroom, and
utilize the region’s rich industry and community resources.
3.
Expand collaborations between schools, colleges and universities
to accelerate dual credits, advanced placement, and incentives to
attract students into STEM degree paths.
FROM
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2
3
TO
Traditional lecture and limited labs in classrooms
where students watch the teacher work
Contextualized, project-based learning,
connecting academics to advanced
application, enabled through teachers
coaching students as they learn
Low enrollment in STEM courses or lack of STEM
courses or content. When available, STEM
programs reside mostly in high schools
Offering STEM content, courses, or and
enhancing courses to increase exposure to
STEM careers. Contextualized learning
programs developed and delivered
throughout grades K-12
Teachers limited in several ways:
A.
Limited knowledge of STEM careers.
A.
Burdened with trying to learn and teach new
content alone in their classroom
A.
Limited or no technology in the classroom
4
Technology, science and mathematics are treated
separately in classrooms. Science and Engineering
are not part of the Achievement Compact metric
Engaged and excited teachers:
A. Who understand what scientists and
engineers do
B. Supported with professional
development resources, and active
mentors and industry partners in and
outside the classroom.
C. Adequate technical system frameworks
in each district to support technology in
all classrooms
Technology, science, mathematics, and
engineering design are integrated so that
students understand and use core principles.
Outcomes are connected to Achievement
Compact goals and common core standards
to ensure program implementation.
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