Do you run a program that trains teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM)?
Perhaps you offer a curriculum product that helps teachers improve STEM education for their students?
Or are you part of an after-school program that focuses on engaging students in informal STEM opportunities?
If you have something that can improve STEM Education today, I invite you to apply for inclusion in the 2012 AuthenticSTEM Guide to STEM Education Resources. This guide is the first of its kind; the only comprehensive guide to STEM Education Resources available that categorizes STEM programs and resources into an organized system that educators and administrators can use.
The FREE 2012 AuthenticSTEM Guide to STEM Education Resources will be sent to educators and administrators around the country on January 15, 2012. The FREE and Paid guide will be made available to anyone interested in STEM education, on the AuthenticSTEM website on January 18, 2012.
If you’d like to include your program, product, or service in the 2012 AuthenticSTEM Guide to STEM Education Resources , please complete and submit an application at the following link. Someone will contact you within 72 hours to determine next steps for your submission.
The 2012 AuthenticSTEM Guide to STEM Education Resources guide is divided into 8 sections as defined by the 8 Keys to School Reform through STEM Education and 4 (more) Keys to Education Reform through STEM. In order for your program or product to be included it must apply to at least one of the categories listed below.
- FOCUS: Programs supporting K-12 schools dedicated to integrated STEM education or Engineering/Technology Academies.
- INVESTIGATION: Resources for K-12 schools/districts/organizations just beginning their investigation into STEM Education and what this means to them.
- INSPIRE: Programs and services focused on improving teacher effectiveness in STEM Education, including teacher training/PD and teacher materials.
- COLLABORATE: Networks of multiple organizations working together to provide programs and services in STEM Education. (at least 2 organizations must apply for same program)
- ENRICH: Materials or resources that support out-of-school STEM learning. This includes after-school programs, summer camps, museums, mentor programs, and/or business/industry partnerships.
- ENGAGE: Resources supporting K-12 teachers to implement hands-on, inquiry based STEM education.
- DESIGN: Resources supporting K-12 teachers to incorporate the Engineering Design Process or engineering principles into classroom instruction.
- INTEGRATE: Programs or resources that support integrating any of the STEM disciplines in practice. This includes any resource that supports teachers to integrate technology with Science, Math, or Engineering instruction.
Space is limited 25 organizations per section in the FREE Guide, and 100 organizations per section in the paid guide. Application will be reviewed and selected on a first come first served basis. Not-for-profit organizations and free programs will be included in the FREE Guide AT NO CHARGE, until the guide is filled. For-profit and fee-based programs will be included in the paid guide AT NO CHARGE, or in the FREE guide for a small fee for each entry.
Dates to remember:
December 15, 2012 Last day to submit application for 2012 AuthenticSTEM Guide to STEM Education
December 31, 2012 Final copy and artwork submitted to AuthenticSTEM
January 6, 2012 Final revisions to proof of artwork to AuthenticSTEM
January 15, 2012 Release of 2012 AuthenticSTEM Guide to STEM Education