STEM Tools for Schools
Looking for free tools to guide your thinking and actions for STEM implementation in your school? Everything you need for your STEM journey can be found at S²TEM Centers SC. Take a look at our three, ready-to-use resources:
* The Theory of Action (TOA) for STEM Success is the foundational tool. At a click, within this framework, users will find a repository of information, reflection questions, and self-assessments to guide them in meeting their STEM education goals. The TOA highlights ten characteristics of successful STEM schooling organized under two broad categories:
- STEM Mindedness describes the STEM school’s culture, vision and values. The characteristics are highlighted under the headings of STEM for All, Innovation, Collaboration, Continuous Learning, and Data.
- Total Instructional Focus describes the full community’s shared responsibility for instruction that prepares each student for success in STEM. The characteristics are highlighted under the headings of Engaged Community, Curriculum, Assessment, Professional Learning, and Instructional Support.
* Innovation Configuration (IC) Maps are a set of tools that complement the TOA and are available for download. IC Maps highlight characteristics of high functioning STEM schools and provide detailed support in guiding schools along the continuum from getting started to sustaining an exemplary STEM program.
To stay abreast of updates to these tools and to learn more about S2TEM Centers SC’s programs and services, visit: www.s2temsc.org and join our mailing list. Like us on Facebook at: facebook.com/s2tem.centers.southcarolina and follow us on Twitter @S2TEMCentersSC.
About S²TEM Centers SC: S²TEM Centers SC, is an innovation partnership managed by South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science. Established in 1993, the mission of S²TEM Centers SC is to promote economic and workforce development through improvement in K-12 STEM education in South Carolina schools