STEM BEST Programs Iowa BIG North and No Boundaries collaborate to provide opportunities for students.

Iowa’s STEM BEST Future Workforce

Growing the number of community collaborations involving school and business partnerships through the STEM BEST Program continues to be a goal for the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. By helping expand the learning continuum from school to careers, the benefits of this program have been felt throughout communities across Iowa.

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STEM Essential Podcast

STEM Essential – Voices of Edu-nomic Innovation

You’ve heard STEM education is essential, but have you ever thought about why? The STEM Council is launching its first ever podcast series, called STEM Essential. This five-part podcast series addresses edu-nomic innovation - where education and economic development merge to improve lives and communities.

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The Regional STEM Network Team gathers regularly to align planning and implementation efforts of STEM Council programming.

Regional STEM Managers Adapt Family Festivals

Family STEM Festivals have traditionally been fun-filled and educational events that spark interest in STEM in communities across the six STEM regions in Iowa. Festivals are held for learners of all ages and feature exciting and engaging hands-on STEM activities generated by community partners and workplaces.

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Iowa Library for the Blind was a recipient of the STEM Scale-Up Program Pint Size Science

Scale-Up Professional Development Goes Online

Each summer, hundreds of educators across Iowa attend professional development training to prepare for implementation of the STEM Scale-Up Programs during the upcoming school year. This year, training is looking a little different.

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Parkview Middle School Mathematics Teacher Genna Kinley was a 2019 STEM Teacher Extern with John Deere

STEM Teacher Externships on Track for Summer 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our learning environments, workplaces, social gatherings and more. People around the world are looking at things through a new lens and rapidly making adjustments to safely and effectively deliver instructions, products and services in our communities.

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Aris Winger to lead STEM equity workshop

Fostering Equity in the STEM Classroom

Fostering Equity in the STEM Classroom is a professional development experience for educators, administrators and community members prioritizing equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Far Reaching Benefits of STEM BEST

Still contemplating applying to become a STEM BEST (Business Engaging Students and Teachers) Program? Jeff Grebin from Stanton Community School District, an awardee of the 2019-2020 STEM BEST Program in Southwest Iowa, shares genuine experience in deciding to take the leap and complete an application for STEM BEST Program award.

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STEM Education through the Pandemic

STEM Education through the Pandemic

As many Iowans are faced with the challenges of homebound learning, the STEM Council facilitated a Twitter chat to connect STEM educators and families to each other and to ideas.

There was a whirlwind of insights, resources and information shared from participants in response to the following questions.

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 Students from Saint Albert Catholic Schools received hands-on experience with robot-assisted technology in Council Bluffs.

Inspiring the Next Generation of STEM Professionals

Today’s students will be the innovators and enterprising members of our future workforce, leading change in unprecedented circumstances and rising to meet the needs of our communities.
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