Delaware STEM Symposium! This years Delaware STEM Educator Awards will take place January 25th at the Chase Center. Please contact us for more information and to register. We look forward to seeing you all there.
The agenda for the day is as follows:
12:00 - 12:30pm Registration and pick up lunch box
12:30 - 1:45 Symposium Session 1 (rooms 1 and 2)
1:45 - 2:00 Breakout sessions and snack
2:00 - 3:15 Symposium Session 2 (rooms 1 and 2)
3:15 - 3:30 Breakout sessions and snack
3:30 - 4:45 Keynote Panel – Session 3
5:00 - 6:30pm Registration for Awards and highlighting of student work in lobby.
6:30 - 7:30 Speeches, Awards presentations.
12:30 – 1:45
Room 1- Catalyzing, Communicating, Connecting STEM in DE - Business, Higher Ed, K-12, Community, Students, etc. (Roundtable)
Room 2 – Developing a STEM program in your school and district – Last year’s 2014 STEM winners, Superintendent, Appoquinimink SD, Principals, etc. (Panel Discussion)
2:00 – 3:15
Room 1 STEM – Literacy, Degrees and Workforce Development - Business, Higher Ed, K-12, Community, Students, DDOE etc. (Roundtable)
Room 2 – Building a culture of Community Learning around STEM Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering (FAME), Others.
3:30 – 4:45
The future of STEM in Delaware & the region Ag, Biotech, Healthcare, IT, Space, Etc.
We look forward to hosting you!!!
Essential Documents for the 2015 Award are detailed below. Please review and submit all forms.
Thank you for your interest in the annual STEM Awards - We are no longer accepting applications for the 2015 award. Please look at the page for the 2016 Awards to learn more about appling next year!!
- Delaware STEM Educator Award - Checklist
- Delaware STEM Educator Award - Framework
- Delaware STEM Educator Award - Nomination Form
- Delaware STEM Educator Award - Rubric
- Delaware STEM Educator Awards All Application Material Packet
The Delaware STEM Educator Award recognizes a teacher or team of teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels that demonstrate STEM innovation and excellence through teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement. A total of three unrestricted $7,500.00 cash awards will be given to winning teachers or teams.
The Governor’s STEM Council definition of STEM education and the Council’s three goals are the basis for evaluation of exemplary STEM practice in the classroom.
Definition of STEM:
STEM Education is an approach to teaching and learning that emphasizes integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for all students through student-focused, problem-based curricula and instruction. STEM education fosters creativity and innovation while developing communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills through a focus on authentic and appropriate contexts in curriculum and assessment.
STEM Council Goals:
1) Expand the number of Delaware students who ultimately pursue advanced degrees and careers in STEM fields and broaden the participation of women and minorities in these fields;
2) expand the STEM capable workforce to create, grow and attract STEM-related businesses to Delaware;
3) increase STEM literacy for all Delaware students including those who pursue non-STEM related careers, but need STEM skills
Applicants must be a certified teachers at the K-12 grade level in a Delaware public school. Applicants must be full-time employees of the school or school district as determined by state and district policies and teach K-12 students at least 50% of the time.
For the 2014-15 school year, the Delaware STEM Educator Award Selection Committee (a group representative of the Governor’s Delaware STEM Council) will review all completed applications and select three recipients: one at the elementary (K-5), one at the middle school level (6-8) and one at the secondary level (9-12). Finalists will be notified of their selection via telephone and postal mail and/or email. Finalists will be recognized and presented with their awards during a STEM program where awardees will share innovative practices with teachers from throughout the state. The date and details regarding the program will be included with finalist notification.
Note: All materials being submitted for consideration need to be received by June 15th 2015
Special Thanks to Ashland for supporting the Delaware STEM Educator Awards during its second annual running!!