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STEM PLAN 2.0 to be released at Massachusetts STEM Summit

Nov 12, 2013

Three years after Massachusetts developed its first STEM Plan, an updated version of the state’s agenda and revised goals for increasing interest and achievement in STEM education and preparation for STEM careers will be released at the Massachusetts STEM Summit, inviting attendees to get a deeper glimpse at how the plan was developed, share strategies for meeting the plan’s ambitious goals and discuss how the plan will impact their work.  The culmination of a major effort that collected, measured and assessed progress in areas such as student interest, preparedness and achievement, and workforce participation, STEM Plan 2.0 builds upon the initial plan’s objectives using the latest information on the state’s STEM educational and workforce status.

While the initial session will focus on introducing STEM Plan 2.0, the subsequent sessions will offer opportunities for discussion and collaboration. In session two, groups will share ways to meet targeted benchmarks and provide ideas about what community supports can be applied toward meeting the five specific goals articulated in the plan.

This third session will bring together people with similar interests and concerns in areas that include STEM and the arts, computer science, technology, diversity, serving special needs and ELL students, STEM literacy, industry/workforce needs, informal science, and out-of-school programming to discuss how to support work that is already being done  and what additional work is needed.

Information on the STEM Plan 2.0 strand is available here.

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