STEM Works focuses on enhancing STEM education in West Virginia in a number of ways: providing high quality professional development opportunities for teachers; engaging students in STEM centered educational offerings; and partnerships between schools and STEM business partners in their communities. Through ongoing programs, The Education Alliance is deeply focused on promoting STEM as an important element in K-12 education in West Virginia.
The Education Alliance also offers short-term innitatives that support STEM education and awareness.
Research indicates that visiting a college campus as a high school student can familiarize students with the college environment, help students become aware of campus resources, and improve the likelihood that a student will apply and matriculate at the college visited. The Education Alliance, in partnership with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, will provide $1,500 grants to 25 West Virginia Middle Schools to increase student participation in College Visits. For more information on this project, click here to view the WV Leaders of Education Conference PowerPoint.
Applications are being accepted until January 15, 2019. Selected candidates will be notified in February. For more information contact Emily Pratt at 304-342-7850 (phone) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remake Learning Days (May 17-25, 2018) is a nine-day celebration showcasing activities and events that make West Virginia a recognized national leader in innovative teaching and learning. Remake Learning Days events create future-ready, hands-on, relevant and engaging educational experiences for kids and their families, caregivers and educators. Events can feature STEM, STEAM, maker and other technology-enhanced learning opportunities in West Virginia.
The Education Alliance is pleased to provide $20,000 in grant funding to 22 West Virginia-based schools, districts and non-profit organizations to host an event during Remake Learning Days. Remake Learning Days grantees include:
On July 24, 2018, nearly 100 West Virginia educators spent the day participating in high quality STEM professional development with teams of West Virginia teachers, principals and STEM business leaders. The STEMersion Summer Seminar provided teachers with free, high quality resources to incubate ideas and plans for infusing real world STEM experiences in the classroom. The resources are aligned to national science frameworks/NGSS provided by ASCD, the 114th Partnership and Toyota USA Foundation.
The STEMersion Seminar also included a lunch time business panel moderated by 2017 WV State Teacher of the Year, Toni M. Poling, NBCT. The panel featured;
Click here to watch a video highlighting STEMersion 2017
Click here to watch a video highlighting STEMersion 2016