Architects of STEM Engagement
As STEM Education Leaders, WE are Architects of STEM Engagement. WE develop, scrutinize, and immerse ourselves with blueprints that eventually address the same question: How can we build bridges to close academic and skills gaps for ALL students? and more importantly, provide purposeful OPPORTUNITIES in STEM?
Same questions – Different answers.
Where will the paths lead us as we seek answers to educational reform and help our students and teachers navigate through the multi-faceted maze of emerging STEM skills in order for ALL to be successful? The answers are allusive and complex. As a STEM Education Leader, Doug Baltz takes us on his personal journey to provide a possible solution to the emerging challenges in STEM.
The program he developed is called STEM Research and Design.
The STEM R&D course provides unique opportunities for students to develop science research methodologies while embedding authentic data externships with professionals from the surrounding area. Together, the authentic STEM externships and our students are the pillars of the course (these are strategic partnerships throughout our community) and are the real heroes of the story!
Baltz reminds us: The STEM crossroad is not a dead end. The crossroad represents the proverbial lighthouse that helps us avoid obstacles and encourages STEM education leaders to build blueprints of success for ALL stakeholders.