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The Office of STEM is part of DESE's Center for Instructional Support. Responsibilities include:
The Office of STEM supports three specific disciplines:
STEM Grant Opportunities
School districts are the unit of change toward creating rigorous, inclusive and sustainable K-12 digital literacy and computer science education. Through this grant, District Teams of district administrators, school leaders, and educators will engage in an in-depth, facilitated process to develop a K-12 Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS) implementation plan for their District and start implementation in middle grades (6-8). Districts will select middle grades curriculum for SY2021 and complete DLCS educators and coach Professional Development. Proposals are due 12/20/2019.
The Education Development Center in collaboration with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has just been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation to develop a Computational Science Pathway to College option for high school students in Massachusetts. This project will take our traditional Biology, Chemistry, and Physics courses and integrate the Digital Literacy and Computer Science framework, and real world skills. Educators selected for the pilot will be receive comprehensive professional development and coaching throughout the project. High school educators interested in Piloting any of these Science+C course in school year 2020-2021, please complete the Interest Form.
The Strategic CS for ALL Resource & Implementation Planning Tool (SCRIPT) — is a framework to guide teams of district administrators, school leaders, and educators through a series of collaborative visioning, self-assessment and goal-setting exercises to create or expand upon a digital literacy and computer science education implementation plan for their students. School districts are the unit of change toward creating rigorous, inclusive and sustainable K-12 computer science education. The SCRIPT supports systems-level change by addressing five key areas: (1) Leadership, (2) Teacher Capacity and Development, (3) Curriculum and Materials Selection and Refinement, (4) Partners, and (5) Community.
Several workshops will be offered around the state in December 2019 and January 2020. These workshops are offered for free by Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC) in partnership with Dell. See the flyer for more details and application information. Workshops will be available across the state based on preferences stated in your application. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. If interested apply!
Last Updated: January 13, 2021
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