Key 2021 Projects

Teacher Professional Development Online Portal

Workgroups involved: Teacher Professional Development, Pathways to Workforce

Now officially live!  We have added a new section to our website just for educators!  This new resource includes listings virtual field trips, professional development offerings, and a wealth of additional resources all in one place!  Amidst the uncertainties of working in a virtual environment, planning the upcoming school year will be that much easier with this one-stop repository of resources.  Filter your options to find just the right resource for you and your team!  

STEMSTL Board and Workgroup Organizational Restructuring

As we move into 2021, the team at STEMSTL is working to bring a new organizational structure to the ecosystem to better align with our commitment to creating equitable STEM opportunity in the St. Louis area. First, we will be swearing in a new board in April, with 12 board members including 2 youth voices from the region. We will also be closing out our current workgroups in May to reorganize and launch our new workgroup structure in September! Both the board and workgroup members will reflect the racial and sector diversity of the St. Louis community. We are hoping this new structure will support more cross-sector collaboration and bring fresh perspectives to the ecosystem.

Student and Family Afterschool Program Portal - Blueprint4STEM

Workgroups involved: Student and Family Engagement, Broadening Participation

STEMSTL is proud to announce that we will be partnering with the Clark-Fox Family Foundation to build Blueprint4STEM!  Blueprint4STEM will provide access to fun and engaging STEM learning opportunities for K-12 students.  Afterschool and weekend programs will be featured, with the option to filter by important attributes such as cost, subject matter, and age group.  Parents will finally be able to connect their kids with all the STEM learning opportunities in St. Louis in one convenient location!  Special thanks to the Clark-Fox Family Foundation for helping us deliver this content through their widely regarded Blueprint4 platform!

We are working hard to bring you the portal this year, and are planning to launch in July 2021 – just in time to start looking for fall after-school programs. Stay tuned for more updates!

STEMSTL Community Survey

Workgroups involved: Student and Family Engagement, Broadening Participation

We are currently working on creating and implementing a community survey to help us better understand what the STEM experience looks like for students and families in St. Louis. Through this survey, we are looking to identify any STEM gaps in the region and assess the quality of STEM education found both in-school and out-of-school. We will be using the data collected from this survey to inform our strategic plan and help us better serve our community.

Learn more about current workgroups.

Learn more about the STEMSTL theory of change.

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