The Utah Legislature spends 10 million dollars on Utah’s First STEM initiative!
Apply for FREE STEM technology for your school for the 2013 school year.
If interested in participating in the pilot, please click apply here to fill out the application, save it to your computer and then email it to Meredith Mannebach at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be submitted by August 1st, 2013
Schools will be selected and notified on August 2, 2013.
If you are chosen to participate in this pilot program you will be required to attend a one-day training on August 9th from 8:00am-4:30pm. Travel expenses will be paid (according to State of Utah travel policy[add hyperlink]) and a stipend will be given to two (2) teachers per school.
Training August 9th
Salt Lake Center for Science Education
1400 W. Goodwin Ave.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
What to Expect
In the 2013 Legislative session, HB 139 was passed which created the STEM Action Center (STEM AC) for the State of Utah. This legislation authorized a pilot program to begin in the 2013-14 school year.
The pilot has two components. The first is to provide education related instructional technology to support mathematics instruction for students in grades 6-8. The second is to support mathematics instruction for secondary students to prepare for college mathematics courses. The pilot is to be implemented by September, 2013 with the goal of bringing the assessment and analysis of these programs to the 2014 State Legislative session.
The STEM Action Center is currently accepting applications from schools interested in participating in the pilot program this 2013-2014 school year. Eleven technologies have been chosen for the 2013 STEM Action Center pilot program. Please click on the company logo below to find out more information about that company’s technology. Also, below you will find a schedule of webinars that the companies have scheduled to give anyone interested a more detailed look at their product.
Nine (9) technologies are new to Utah and will be given to selected schools to use for the 2013-14 school year, at no cost to the school. Eight (8) of these technologies will be deployed in 7th and 8th grade math classes and three (3) will be deployed in 10th grade CTE classes.
7th and 8th grade
Currently in Schools
Two (2) technologies are currently in use in Utah schools. These technologies will not be available for implementation; we will be using last year state data to evaluate these technologies. If you are one of the schools currently using one of these technologies, you are not excluded from participating in the pilot. The two technologies currently in use in Utah schools are: 1) Carnegie Learning and 2)McGraw-Hill School Education.
The STEM Action Center has been established to help to drive research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah. The STEM Action Center will leverage funds appropriated by the State Legislature in HB139 and private donations to create a hub of collaboration for STEM related activities
Please contact Meredith Mannenbach, STEM Action Center Program Manager email@example.com with questions or comments.