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Partners in the Gateways East Bay STEM Network are working together to develop common understandings of the existing challenges associated with students’ success in STEM as students move across the education continuum (cradle to career).

Four action groups consisting of committed partners are developing and beginning to implement detailed plans for addressing four challenges (or initial priorities):

Early Learning and STEM

Early Learning and STEM serves as a catalyst for high quality, early STEM learning programs in grades P-3 by addressing the mathematics achievement gap that emerges by the third grade, while fostering STEM literacies.
Staff Contact: Bruce Simon, Associate Director
Gateways East Bay STEM Network

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STEM in Out-of-School Time

STEM in out of school time (OST) serves to address the limited time devoted to science during the regular school day and students’ needs for STEM learning opportunities. Participants are working to increase the time spent by students in STEM rich environments by taking advantage of before and after school programs, the summer, and other contexts in which students spend 80% of their time.

Click here to view the Consolidation Action Plan
Lead Facilitator: Jackie Shonerd
Staff Contact: Bruce Simon, Associate Director
Gateways East Bay STEM Network

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STEM Professional Learning Communities

California is just beginning to implement new academic standards in English Language Arts, mathematics and science that support STEM. The changes in teaching/learning envisioned will require classroom teachers to enhance their existing knowledge, will require new teachers to be prepared differently, and will require new teaching resources. The STEM professional learning communities (PLC) action group seeks to address this by developing strategies that conceptualize, develop and implement new professional learning opportunities for teachers (pre-service and in-service) across the region.

Lead Facilitator: Hilary Haugen Dito
Staff Contact: Bruce Simon, Associate Director Gateways
East Bay STEM Network

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College and Career Pathways

Too few young people, especially African-American, Latino, female and socioeconomically disadvantaged students, graduate from high school to pursue and persist at post-secondary education with the intent to obtain STEM certificates, degrees or credentials. A high percentage of those who do pursue STEM college/career pathways after high school require remedial instruction in English and or mathematics, and struggle to adapt to the new academic and career environments.  We aim to conceptualize, develop and implement a system of supports for interesting, engaging and preparing students from diverse backgrounds to pursue and thrive in STEM college and career pathways.

Lead Facilitator: Pam Comfort, April Treece, Julie Sinai
Staff Contact: Bruce Simon, Associate Director Gateways
East Bay STEM Network

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