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Enhancing the Teacher Voice in Policy Making Related to Implementation of K-12 Engineering Education

September 30 - October 1, 2016
NAS Building, Room 120
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

This event will initiate a national dialog on how K-12 STEM education—working in classrooms and after-/out-of-school settings—can be more engaged at the level of policy and decision making to improve and expand the reach and quality of K-12 engineering education.

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Professional Empowerment of STEM Teachers through Education Policy and Decision Making

June 5-6, 2014

Kids in AquariumThis event focused on empowering teachers to play greater leadership roles in education policy- and decisionmaking in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (STEM) at the national, state, and local levels. 

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The mission of the Council is to increase the usefulness, relevance, and communication of research to educational practice; help the research community develop new research that is informed by practice; provide advice about how other National Academies programs, initiatives, and recommendations can be most effectively implemented in schools; and offer guidance about how the National Academies can best communicate with the teaching community in the United States.

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Exploring Opportunities for STEM Teacher Leadership

Cover Image for Exploring Opportunities for STEM Teacher LeadershipThis report explores the potential for STEM teacher leaders to improve student learning through involvement in education policy and decision making.  

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STEM Learning is Everywhere: Summary of a Convocation on Building Learning Systems

STEM Learning EverywhereLSTEM Learning is Everywhere summarizes a convocation convened by the Teacher Advisory Council to explore how engaging representatives from the formal, afterschool, and informal education sectors could foster more seamless learning of STEM subjects for students in the elementary and middle grades. The report also discusses opportunities for STEM that may result from the new expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core Standards for Mathematics and Language Arts.

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TAC Member Mike Town
NPR Science Friday

NPR Science Friday
TAC member Mike Town on NPR's Science Friday on the topic of the gap in teacher knowledge an climate science content.   Listen


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The report Community Colleges in the Evolving STEM Education Landscape: Summary of a Summit highlights the importance of community colleges, especially in emerging areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and preparation of the STEM workforce. In addition, the report looks at the changing and evolving relationships between community colleges and four-year institutions, with a focus on partnerships and articulation processes that can facilitate student success in STEM.  Read more.




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