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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

STEM Education Updates :

  • News, Events, and Additional Resources:
    • Join GlobalMindED’s 10-Year anniversary conference in Denver June 18-19. Over 350 Colorado, national and global thought leaders will be speaking on 90 sessions. Over 30 sessions are on Tech, STEAM, and Health with organizations including the World Academy of Art & Science, Google, Intel, HP, NOAA, NREL, American Public Health Association, NASA, the Smithsonian and more. Access the program here

      • GlobalMindED 10 Year Anniversary Program with 90 sessions featuring 350+ diverse global/national speakers
      • Registration and Hotel Information
      • GlobalMindED is an Inclusive Success NetworkTM dedicated to creating a capable talent pipeline, promoting equity and inclusion for underrepresented groups, and connecting underrepresented/underserved students to role models, mentors, internships, and jobs. They do this through in-person events and programs at colleges including HBCUs, HSIs, Tribal-serving, and high Pell-eligible state colleges and PWIs.

    • Attend the B.E.S.T (BIPOC Educational STEM Thinkers) Conference, presented by the Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC), on June 29-30 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Access more information and register here. 

    • Save the Date for the Colorado Science Conference happening October 25th @ CSU Spur. Learn more about attending, presenting, and/or exhibiting by accessing this link

    • Check out the monthly, curated STEM Resources here!
    • Join the Colorado STEM Ecosystem !
    • STEMM Opportunity Alliance and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) release the Equity and Excellence 2050 - A National Strategy for Progress and Prosperity 

  • Professional Learning Opportunities

    • Democritization of Data free virtual workshop coming in May, co-hosted by the TGR (Tiger Woods) Foundation and databot. This one hour hands-on interactive workshop focuses on the global education transformation taking place centered around teaching science, technology, data, data science, and the new paradigm of data access for all. Join Eric Moore, TGR VP of Programs, myself, and DoDSTEM Ambassador, Elizabeth Proctor, as we explore how databot is disrupting the status quo in K12 science and technology education. All participants will receive a free science lesson plan and our Vizeey app that can be taken back to the classroom and applied immediately with students. Register here!

    • Integration of Data Fluency into 6th-12th Grade Education is an in-person workshop taking place July 11-12 in Golden, CO at the Colorado School of Mines. This NSF funded professional learning opportunity has no registration fee and the majority of any travel expenses, including flight/ground transportation (up to $600), hotel, and most meals, will be covered by our conference expense fund. For more details, see the event website here and access the application here. Applications due April 26th. 

    • American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and ExxonMobil are seeking Elementary and Middle School Teachers for the Geoscience and STEM Teaching and Learning Academy in Denver, CO taking place in July. For more details, See application here.

    • Master of Teaching and Invention and Intellectual Property Education Program offers professional learning opportunities. Access more information here

    • Check out ​AI 101 for Teachers – that co-launched alongside ETS, Khan Academy and ISTE. The program is a free, foundational online learning series for any teacher and educator interested in AI and its transformative potential in education. 

STEM Definition

"An interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering and mathematics in context that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise, enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy."

  -- Tsupros, Kohler, & Hallinen, 2009

Note: The Office of Standards and Instructional Supports (SIS) interprets "real world lessons" as stated in the above definition to mean authentic, student centered learning experiences. 


STEM Standards

STEM Opportunities, Funding, and Resources

Documentary about Jamestown Flood by students from STEM in Action Grantee Boulder Valley School District.


STEM Contact:

Samantha Agoos
Science Content Specialist
C 720.955.9253