Region 17 EcosySTEM Newsletter

Connecting the South Plains via STEM

Connecting STEM Education and the STEM Community!

The Texas Education Agency has announced that it has been accepted into the community of practice of the national STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative. Learning Ecosystems provide the architecture for cross-sector learning, offering all young people access to STEM-rich learning environments so they can develop important skills and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math throughout Pre-K-20. Strong STEM Learning Ecosystems feature dynamic collaborations among schools, out-of-school time programs, STEM expert institutions (such as museums, science centers, institutions of higher education and STEM professional associations), the private sector, community-based organizations, youth, and families. Each Education Service Center, as a part of the Texas EcosySTEM, will share information about STEM opportunities within their geographic region!

Check out many resources, including grants, events, and opportunities, on our new ESC 17 STEM website!

Using PBL (Project or Problem Based Learning) is an easy way to transition to a STEM based curriculum. Learn more with the article below.

Lone Star STEM Grant Cohort 3

Last Chance-The TEA is offering the final round of Lone Star STEM grants to campuses who are interested in developing or expanding a computer science or cybersecurity pathway for 6-12. This grant is up to $80,000 over a three year period. The application window will close Sept.7th at 11:59PM. For more info on the Lone Star STEM Grant visit the Lone Star STEM Grant Page.

The application can be found on the Grant Opportunities Page.

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