An Update on the STEM Funders Network’s STEM Learning Ecosystem Initiative
For the past three years, STEM Learning Ecosystem, a project endorsed by the STEM Funders Network, has been cultivating STEM Ecosystems in 56 communities around the country. The session will provide rich information on their successes and challenges. The session will also share an updated model on how any community, regardless of size or challenge, can build a successful STEM ecosystem to reframe how students learn, how teachers teach, and how workforce pipelines with STEM-skilled individuals can be built and sustained. They will also use this session to announce their process for accepting new communities, their new national leadership program known as LEAD STEM, and the findings of a multi-year evaluation report.