ND Voices Engaged in 2 National Outreaches on STEM

Two new links will demonstrate how the Institute for Educational Initiatives is bringing an innovative Notre Dame presence among national enterprises advancing teaching and learning in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Prof. Matthew Kloser, an Institute faculty fellow and director of the recently established Notre Dame Center for STEM Education, outlined his center’s plans in a recent webinar hosted by STEMconnector for hundreds of leaders in the STEM field. Click on the first video you’ll see at http://www.stemconnector.org/townhall. The presentation by Kloser is toward the middle of the archived webinar.

Kloser holds a Ph.D. in science education from Stanford University. His passion for improved learning of STEM disciplines at the elementary and secondary school levels dates back to his participation in the Alliance for Catholic Education as a Catholic school teacher in 2002-2004. He earned a M. Ed. degree through that curriculum. Kloser is a many-faceted resource for ACE and Institute units working in the area of STEM education.

Karen Morris, who has served Notre Dame, the Institute, and ACE as an expert in science schooling since 1987, reports that the Institute’s Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program for Indiana (AP-TIP IN) initiative, for which she is program director, shares in great news announced recently about high school teaching and learning in the STEM disciplines.

The National Math and Science Initiative, which has provided grant funding for AP-TIP IN and similar programs in other states, announced that, for the fifth year in review, students participating in its program performed better than their non-participating peers in College Board Advanced Placement (R) tests in science, math, and English. This was the first year in which results from Indiana’s new program, administered statewide by the Institute, were counted. See the multi-state announcement.

Stay tuned for the upcoming announcement of robust results showing Indiana students’ clearly increased readiness for college studies and careers involving the STEM disciplines.

And stay tuned to the Institute’s website for more detailed information about the Notre Dame Center for STEM Education.

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