The STEM Education Ecosystem: A Turnaround Model for Schools

Presented by:
Michael Odell

Increasing STEM achievement is critical to filling the STEM pipeline. Creating the conditions for increasing STEM achievement requires an examination and coordination of different domains in the STEM Education Ecosystem. This includes implementing interventions in the k-12 domain, the higher education domain, the informal domain, and the teacher support domain. Texas STEM Academies are one model that follow a blueprint to improve STEM outcomes. The UT Tyler Innovation Academy is a k-12 school that serves as a laboratory to test and study interventions targeted at improving K-12 STEM and Teacher Preparation. In addition to being a model T-STEM Academy, the school is host to traditional, UTeach, and Teacher Residency Teacher preparation programs. This video will highlight the T-STEM model. In addition, video highlights will include footage from the academy and teacher preparation participants to describe their experiences.  The video will also highlight the role of Noyce Scholars in the model and the role of the Instructional Coaches that support them. 

NSF Awards: 1035462

Related Leadership Program
Noyce Scholars
Grade Level
Middle School
High School
Higher Ed
Research and Evaluation
PD Models
Published Date
May 2017
Published In
2017 STEM for All Video Showcase
Subject Area