The purpose of this blog is to explore Louisiana's strategy and capacity for advancing STEM education, careers, and workforce for all. Louisiana has its own array of STEM assets, strengths and approaches in place - thus this site is designed to discover these strategies and activities. Not just a PK12 issue - all stakeholders, higher education, workforce development, economic development, business & industry, are welcome to participate. Hopefully the site will pose and answer questions that will ultimately help guide and focus diverse partners in this effort.


Students & Parents  |  Teachers & Community Leaders  | STEM Out of School Time

> STUDENTS & Parents

STEM Career PipelineGreat site that features resource to learn all about STEM careers, education requirements and jobs that you may be interested in.  Also features a simple 14-question self assessment to find out which careers match your interests.

Career Cornerstone Center for STEM Career Exploration - An online resource center for those exploring career paths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine. The extensive site explores over 185 degree fields and offers detailed education requirements, salary and employment data, pre-college ideas, and career planning resources. 

> Teachers & Community Leaders
Louisiana's STEM Education Report Card

Louisiana STEM Report Card - 2011 ASTRA, The Alliance for Science & Technology Research in America profiles each state's STEM education and talent development outlook and progress. 

> Louisiana Workforce -

Louisiana Workforce Commission -  Career projections up until 2020.

Louisiana Office for Economic Development

> National STEM Networks & Organizations 

Innovate +Educate - National nonprofit organization that provides a bridge between industry and education with states to advance, accelerate and transform STEM education. Supports STEMConnectora one-stop-shopfor STEM Eduction news.

Change the Equation (CTEq) – Change the Equation pledges to create widespread literacy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as an investment in our nation that empowers us all.

STEMx The STEMx™ network is a multi-state (19) national STEM network developed for states, by states. It is a great platform to share, analyze and disseminate quality STEM education tools to transform education, expand the number of STEM teachers, increase student achievement in STEM and grow tomorrow’s innovators.

Association for Career Technical EducationA national career technical education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers.

Business and Industry STEM Education Coalition (BISEC)A coalition of industries dedicated to aligning their efforts to improve STEM education to develop our future workforce in order to build our nation’s economic competitiveness, sustain national security, and develop future jobs and employment specialties that engage a dynamic STEM workforce.

Girls RISEnet - Provides ongoing gender equity information, as well as services, program material and tools to broaden informal science opportunities and outreach for girls.   

High School AllianceOperated by the High School Alliance, this website provides information on current science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education initiatives, programs, curricula, and research.

National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education – A national organization representing the executives in charge of career technical education within each state.

National Center for Women in Technology - NCWIT helps organizations recruit, retain, and advance women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers by providing community, evidence, and action.  La-WIT is a Louisiana council.

National Council of Teachers of MathematicsA national association supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development and research.

National Math and Science InitiativeNMSI is a public-private partnership that provides the ideas, inspiration, and resources to help America regain its place of prominence in math and science education.

National Science Teachers AssociationA national association of science teachers committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.

STEMed CaucusA coalition of members of the House of Representatives dedicated to disseminating policy initiatives currently under consideration by Congress and talking points in support of STEM education.

STEM Education CoalitionChaired by the National Science Teachers Association, this coalition of education associations, businesses, and philanthropic foundations seeks to educate federal policymakers and key opinion leaders on the critical role that STEM education plays in U.S. competitiveness and our nation’s future economic prosperity.

Tapping America’s Potential (TAP2015)A coalition of business organizations devoted to increasing the number of STEM degrees conferred to American students by 2015.

Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES) -
Organization that has developed exemplary STEM School design, STEM curriculum, and STEM instructional support to schools, districts, states and the federal government.

Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education – An advocacy organization that focuses on bringing together business, government, and education for the improvement of our nation’s STEM education. The Coalition has been mobilizing invested partners for over 25 years and has over 100 member organizations nationwide.

> STEM Out of School Time

Afterschool Alliance: Making the Case for Afterschool STEM  - The Afterschool Alliance is committed to advancing afterschool STEM education opportunities for young people across the country. Our work is focused around field-building; research; and advocacy, policy and communications.

National Institute on Out of School Time:  STEM  -  Spring 2013 issue of NIOST that examines STEM models for OST and program evaluation.

Coalition for Science After School - Coalition of organizations that support coordinate and mobilize community stakeholders to strengthen and expand opportunities that engage young people in science after school.

National Center on Time and Learning:  STEM schools that have broken from the bounds of the conventional calendar and schedule offer promising alternatives to the status quo. NCTL has documented the practices of high-performing, high-poverty schools that have expanded time to raise achievement, enrich education, and empower teachers.

Defining Youth Outcomes for Afterschool STEM - Noyce Foundation - Report on 10-month study that asked experienced afterschool providers and supporters to identify outcomes, indicators, and sub-indicators that provide a framework to map afterschool program contributions to larger STEM education goals.

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