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STEM to STE(A)M At ACOE
ACOE’s STE(A)M Center will bring together a mix of k-12 science and math subject matter experts, higher education faculty and researchers, as well as scientists and industry professionals to promote the effective integration of Science, Technology Engineering and Math in public schools throughout the region. The Center aims to influence academic standard reform across the state and to promote integrated alternative assessments that include student demonstration of learning.
ACOE is a natural place for these creative ideas to develop and mature. We’re positioned squarely within a region with growing opportunities in the areas of bio-science and green technology development. As a county office of education, we serve as an intermediary between the state and local districts -- an umbrella organization that can bridge educational and community resources to pilot new ideas and ensure that they are rigorous and standards-based. It’s simply not enough to bring educators from the various disciplines into one place. An effective strategy must include a new approach to teaching and learning that emphasizes creative collaboration, and reflection. The results of this can be seen in our emerging work with the Teacher Action Research Institute and our new STE(A)M center.
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