WHAT DO COMMUNITY STEM CENTERS LOOK LIKE, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHAT DO THEY DO?
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO - http://stem.sfaz.org/page/teammentor
What’s new and exciting in STEM Mentoring? Glad you asked!
Three (3) STEM community HUB projects, in Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Sierra Vista, are collaborating and are planning to launch the new school year with an event in Sierra Vista. This will be an engaging day for STEM teachers and leaders that is expected to mirror the successful community HUB leadership projects held previously in Flagstaff (2016) and Phoenix (2015 and 2014). (For more information refer to the blog of October 23rd, Mentors and Mentoring: Giving Voice to STEM )
The goal and focus of the Sierra Vista event is to bring STEM rural communities to the attention of those who need to know what’s happening, especially government and industry, academe and philanthropy – agents and agencies that can make a difference.
The day will include a discussion on a novel interim assessment protocol for ENLIST with a plan to test, the focus of which is the focus of which is the active mentoring of students and faculty within the framework of a STEM Hub. ENLIST partners Arizona State University (ASU) and Rio Salado Community College (RSC) are the proposed pilot test sites.
In addition to which a field demonstration of CISCO Telepresence is planned to test virtually connecting classrooms and institutions globally in real time that can be a blended model of STEM instruction for all of rural Arizona… led by Sierra Vista, reaching out into and beyond its community. Nice!
For more information contact: Dr. Len Fine – firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, thank you to Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) from all the ENLIST partners for your continuing support of the ENLIST program, a STEM Communities Project.
In attached photo you will see - The 3rd Annual Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration brought together members from the community, businesses, parents and students all in celebration of STEM. Flagstaff is the first recognized "STEM City” in the nation.