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Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

STEM Updates
06/07/2024 View External Link  June 2024 STEM Newsletter

The Office of STEM is part of DESE's Center for Instructional Support and consists of four disciplines: Mathematics, Science and Technology/Engineering, Digital Literacy and Computer Science, and Comprehensive Health and Physical Education. A comprehensive STEM education is relevant, rigorous, and coherent, fostering a positive STEM identity and a deep understanding of the content and practices in and across the STEM disciplines.

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Vision Statement:

All Massachusetts students will have an equitable, comprehensive STEM education that fosters a positive STEM identity and enables them to apply their learning to thrive in their everyday lives and participate in informed civic engagement.

Office of STEM Goals:

  • Decrease disproportionality in access to a comprehensive STEM education and related outcomes;
  • Elevate diverse students’ identities, assets, and cultures in policies, resources, and materials; and
  • Increase authentic connections of STEM learning to everyday experiences, local environments, and the sociopolitical context

The Office of STEM works to achieve its Vision and Goals through activities including:

  • Articulating high quality learning standards for mathematics, science and technology/engineering (STE), comprehensive health and physical education (CHPE), and digital literacy and computer science (DLCS);
  • Identifying, developing, and disseminating a rich set of implementation resources;
  • Facilitating networking opportunities for educators to ensure that best practices are shared across districts; and
  • Actively communicating with stakeholders about new developments in the STEM fields.

Contact the STEM Team

Anne DeMallieDirector, STEM
Meto RahaSTEM English Language Learner Content Support Specialist
Science & Technology Engineering (STE)
Nicole ScolaAssistant Director of Science & Technology Engineering
Casandra GonzalezSTE Content Support Specialist
Ian StithAssistant Director of Mathematics
Fabrice KandjangaMathematics Content Support Specialist
Jennifer SauriolMathematics Content Support Specialist
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS)
Paula MooreDLCS Content Support Lead
NJ ReesDLCS Program Coordinator
Comprehensive Health and Physical Education (CHPE)
Beth Williams-BreaultCHPE Content Support Lead

Last Updated: June 7, 2024

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