Check out the recent article in Scientific American: Making Connections with the STEM Leaning Ecosystems Initiative.
Curriculum-Embedded STEM Experiences
Learning is not limited to inside the classroom. City Schools has created opportunities for students to take field trips to Baltimore attractions that support their learning connected to the curriculum. We call these experiences curriculum-embedded field experiences. Just like traditional field trips, these opportunities are engaging for students. The difference is that these experiences are directly aligned to rigorous, existing, City Schools curriculum. So far, City Schools has designed the following curriculum-embedded field experiences for Science:
|1||2: Can you see the light||Baltimore Museum of Industry|
|2||3: What do plants need?||Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory|
|2||3: What do plants need?||Great Kids Farm|
|3||4: Survival of the fittest||Maryland Zoo in Baltimore|
|4||1: Its electric||National Electronics Museum|
|5||5: Save the bay||Chesapeake Bay Foundation|
|6||IQWST LS1: Where Have all the Creatures Gone?||National Aquarium|
|7||IQWST LS3: Genetics – Constructing a Model of Inheritance||BioEYES|
Visit Baltimore, the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Baltimore, is a strategic partner supporting this initiative. The Visit Baltimore Foundation is generously supporting transportation to several of the provider institutions, while several others provide their own transportation.
This post originally appeared on U.S. News & World Report
BALTIMORE–Computer science education is more effective when programs coordinate on the best teaching and funding strategies, so the STEM Funders Network on Thursday added 10 new communities to its nationwide coalition aimed at integrating learning opportunities for millions of students.
The group’s national Community of Practice ecosystem is now in 37 communities and aims to build cross-collaborative learning platforms in 100 cities by 2020. The 10 new communities joining the collaboration between public and private sector groups are based in Baltimore; Schnecksville, Pennsylvania; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Oklahoma City; Washington; Jacksonville, Florida; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Shreveport, Louisiana; Omaha, Nebraska; and Machias, Maine. Continue Reading.