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Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education Cooperative Partners College of Arts and Sciences College of Education Dr. Jack Rhoton East Tennessee State University
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East Tennessee State University STEM Education As we think about the big picture of STEM education, we might ask ourselves… 1. What are the drivers? 2. What is the context? 3. What are the issues?
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East Tennessee State University The Drivers 1. The Global, knowledge based economy 2. The recognition that STEM fields underpin modern life and our standard of living 3. The need for all students to be STEM literate and the need for STEM experts 4. The need to build a skilled workforce of problem solvers, innovators and inventors 5. The need for life long learning
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East Tennessee State University The Context 1. There are too few students who are choosing to study math and science beyond the compulsory school years 2. This impacts the pool of generic and specialized skills available
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East Tennessee State University The issues 1. Student Participation 2. Curriculum content and pedagogy 3. Recruitment and retention of teachers 4. Teaching qualification and PD requirement
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East Tennessee State University Long term commitment Maintaining focus Capacity building Sustainability Leveraging resources Credibility with stakeholders Evaluation and benchmarking of results Key elements of our center Advancing the support of math & science education at all levels, K-16.
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Tennessee First in Math and Science Education Union Campbell
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Our Work is focused on strengthening math and science education at all levels 1. Pre-service math and science teachers 2. Undergraduate math and science education 3. In-service math and science teachers East Tennessee State University
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