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1 STEMM Programs: Next Steps Daniel J. Meixner, President Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School Dayton, Ohio

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8 Our Model: CJ STEMM attempts to foster literacy in STEMM subjects, exposure to STEMM careers, and a confident innovative spirit CJ STEMM Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Medicine Empowering students to serve the world Innovative Collaborative Global

9 CJ STEMM Implementation People Programs Place Partnerships Ongoing

10 PEOPLE Administration support and teacher expertise are critical! school year - CJ STEMM (then un-named) envisioned by our leadership after being introduced to Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Research and evaluation began Teachers trained Relationships forged

11 PEOPLE Teachers facilitators of student-driven learning project-based, inquiry-based technology integrators multiple learning styles flipped classrooms labs group projects, challenges invite the real world in, and get out of the classroom

12 PROGRAMS school year CJ STEMM initiated First courses offered 46 students enrolled PLTW Pathway to Engineering (IED) PLTW Biomedical Sciences (PBS) Garnered financial, in-kind, and academic support from Good Samaritan Hospital for Biomedical Sciences Hired STEMM Coordinator half-time position Official kick-off of CJ STEMM at school Science Fair

13 CJ PLTW Certification June 2011: Dual PLTW national certification achieved for Engineering and Biomedical Sciences - only 30 high schools in the nation, and 1 other Catholic high school, at the time November 2011: Entered Phase II implementation of CJ STEMM (24% of CJ) students enrolled in PLTW Adding PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture

14 CJ STEMM beyond the Classroom STEMM Idol Speaker Series XTremeBots Doolittle Institute Mini-Urban Challenge (robotics) Special Ops Club (computer science) CyberPatriot Competition (computer science) Environmental Club/Ohio Energy Project National Science Olympiad Toys For God s Kids - ongoing service project SND Photovoltaic Project growing partnership

15 CJ STEMM Outreach Extensive partnerships with area elementary and middle schools Primarily 10 Catholic grade schools Our programs are open to students from any schools Three 2013 summer STEMM camps hosted 50 students from 24 different schools

16 CJ STEMM before and beyond CJ Girls in Science Science Club Energy Team Science Fair Night Field trips Engineering is Elementary Inquiry units PLTW GTT & Launch First Lego League National Science Olympiad Middle grades College At CJ: Grades 5-8 visit days, summer camps, Saturday workshops, after-school worksite visits College of Engineering and Science speakers College student mentors & tutors Explore STEM days Summer programs CJ STEMM Knowledge hub & connections to the community and real world Contacts, networking, student volunteers at grade school and community events, shared activity resources, professional development workshops

17 PLACE December Construction began 10 classrooms/labs and major 2 nd floor hallway Displaced teachers and classes January June August 2013 Opened $3.6 million 17,700 sf renovated STEMM Center

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20 PARTNERSHIPS Corporate partners Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Numerous CJ alumni, employers, and local companies Local colleges and universities Catholic elementary schools Community agencies

21 Student Recruitment & Retention Develop a recommended four-year progression through CJ STEMM programming in-school, courses, summer programs, career exploration, competitions, service projects Want to further develop young CJ alumni (college students and young professionals) as mentors More than one-third of parents of incoming students (class of 2017 and 2018) cited CJ commitment to STEMM as primary reason for considering CJ

22 Reasons for Success Hired an outstanding STEMM coordinator Enthusiastic teachers for PLTW courses Timely alignment with regional goals and parent interest STEMM Advisory Board Culture of innovation and connection Growing enrollment overall

23 More Work Needed Integration of the math department Sharing the wealth focus on other departments Expanding financial support Long-term model for teacher development and succession

24 Questions 1. What was the best decision you made in planning and setting up your STEMM program? 2. What still needs to be done to make your program as good as you hope it can be? 3. What advice would you give someone planning to start a STEMM program?

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