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Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

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01/13/2021 View External Link  STEM Newsletter: January 2021

The Office of STEM is part of DESE's Center for Instructional Support. Responsibilities include:

  • Articulating high quality learning standards for mathematics, science and technology/engineering (STE), 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.

The Office of STEM supports three specific disciplines:

MathematicsScience and Technology/EngineeringDigital Literacy and Computer Science
Download PDF Document 2017 Math Curriculum Framework Download PDF Document 2016 STE Curriculum Framework Download Word Document 2016 DLCS Curriculum Framework
Math Implementation Resources STE Implementation Resources DLCS Implementation Resources

  • STEM Grant Opportunities

    Digital Literacy Now Grantposted 12/3/2019

    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.

    High School Computation Science Pathway Projectposted 12/3/2019

    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.

    Digital Literacy & Computer Science District Implementation Planning Workshopsposted 12/3/2019

    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 deborah.boisvert@umb.edu with any questions. If interested apply!

    National Science Foundation Grant Opportunities: Find Funding

    National Science Foundation: Awards Search

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds research and education in most fields of science, engineering, technology, and computer science. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

    At any point in time Massachusetts has about 2,900 NSF awards.

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Last Updated: January 13, 2021

 
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