Webinar: Engaging Communities of Practice with STEM Ecosystems

On March 29, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, New America, and the Erikson Institute presented a webinar on integrating STEM into early childhood education to the STEM Ecosystems group at TIES, The Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM. TIES focuses on STEM school design, STEM curriculum, and instructional support for schools. As our country’s leading STEM innovator, TIES brings STEM design services to districts, states, private philanthropies, corporations, federal agencies and many more. The STEM Ecosystems Initiative is made up of nearly 40 communities of practice around the United States and seeks to nurture and scale effective STEM learning opportunities for all young people. The selected sites from across the United States have demonstrated cross-sector collaborations to deliver rigorous, effective preK-16 instruction in STEM learning.

This webinar featured a lively discussion of STEM Starts Early as well as Early STEM Matters: Providing High-Quality STEM Experiences for All Young Learners by the Early Childhood STEM Working Group. We are pleased to share a recording of the webinar, courtesy of STEM Ecosystems at TIES. Access the presentation slides and additional resources here.

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