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STEM Education Coalition

The STEM Education Coalition represents the broadest and most unified voice in advocating for policies to improve STEM education at all levels. As an alliance of more than 500 business, professional, and education organizations, our Coalition works aggressively to raise awareness in Congress, the Administration, and other organizations about the critical role that STEM education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century.

Change the Equation

Change the Equation (CTEq) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, CEO-led initiative that is mobilizing the business community to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning in the United States. Since its launch in September 2010, CTEq has helped its more than 100 members connect and align their philanthropic and advocacy efforts so that they add up to much more than the sum of their parts.

CTEq’s coalition of members strives to sustain a national movement to improve PreK-12 STEM learning by leveraging and expanding its work focusing on three goals: 

  • Improving PhilanthropyIncrease the impact of corporate philanthropy by emphasizing high quality, scalable programs.
  • Inspiring Youth—Capture the imagination of young people, giving them a solid foundation in STEM and insight into the unlimited postsecondary and career options.
  • Advocating Change—Promote proven state policies and research-based practices that enhance student mastery of and interest in STEM disciplines.

SAE International

SAE International is a global body of scientists, engineers, and practitioners that advances self-propelled vehicle and system knowledge in a neutral forum for the benefit of society.

SAE believes that the quality of instruction, as well as the quantity of students pursuing careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, must dramatically increase if the United States is to remain the technological leader in the world. The quantity of STEM-based students must reflect the diverse population of the country. SAE actively participates in the Steering Committee of the Congressional STEM Caucus, which consists of 100+ Congressmen that advocate support for STEM education.

A list of current STEM-related issues can be found on the SAE International website.

National Education Association Names Top 2 Resources for STEM Professional Development

1.  PBS Teachers:  STEM Education Resource Center:  Provides nearly 4,000 science, technology, engineering and math resources for PreK-5, 6-12 as well as free, self-paced modules for teachers teaching global climate change to middle school and high school students.

2.  NASA ePDN Electronic Professional Development Network

  • FREE online professional development certificate programs for K-12 teachers in RoboticsStatisticsProject-Based Inquiry Learning, and Technology Integration
  • Certificate courses that are hands-on, interactive and infused with NASA content. Each certificate program consists of four courses, totaling at least 52 hours of instruction.
  • The flexibility to take individual courses within a certificate program, to mix and match courses among certificates, or to complete an entire certificate program. All courses can be submitted to your school systems for Continuing Education Units to use towards recertification requirements.
  • Self-directed courses that you can participate in at your own pace. Focusing on one particular content area, courses include AstrobiologyMicrogravityOuter Space Environment, with additional topics added every year.

 

NASATalk: Social Networking for Educators

NASATalk offers educators a place to share ideas, suggestions, success stories, and even their frustrations about using NASA resources in their classrooms. NASA asked the NASA-sponsored Classroom of the Future to create this Web 2.0 site so that the space agency could better serve educators.