Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education is attracting interest across the nation. In many states, top policy leaders, including governors, K-12 chief state school officers and economic development commissioners, have made STEM central to their reform platforms. A significant number of states have STEM coalitions in place to coordinate STEM activities across agencies and industries. Business leaders routinely call for more STEM-ready graduates broadly and within specific industry and specialty areas at the national, state and local levels.
While states, districts and schools strive to operationalize a concept like STEM, many already are offering high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE) programs that impart critical academic, technical and employability skills. To connect the dots between CTE and STEM for policymakers and advocates, NASDCTEc will be releasing a new report entitled “CTE is Your STEM Strategy.” This report will be released to coordinate with the webinar on December 17, 2013. The paper makes the case that STEM must not be viewed as a separate enterprise from CTE, as high-quality CTE programs can help provide a strong foundation for and serve as a delivery system of STEM skills and competencies for a broad range of students.
Join NASDCTEc staff and field experts for a webinar that will discuss this paper, how CTE and STEM can advance one another, and provide examples from states successfully integrating their CTE and STEM strategies.
Date: December 17, 2013
Time: 3 p.m. Eastern
Link to Register: https://cisco.webex.com/cisco/onstage/g.php?d=205708527&t=a
Ramona Schescke, Member Services Manager