Global Footprint

Awards and Honors: The White House STEM Access Champion of Change World Innovation Summit for Education Finalist ~ Doha, Qatar 100 Women Leaders in STEM (National) United States Texas Maryland Mississippi Tennessee Louisiana Michigan Chicago Wisconsin International The Dominican Republic Gaborone, Botswana Read more →

Standards Correlations

PreK-1st Grade Robotics Standards Mural Sculpture Standards Photography Standards Elementary School  (Grades 2nd-5th) Civil Engineering Standards Computer Programming Standards Mural Standards Innovation Standards Photography Standards Film Standards Middle School (Grades 6th-8th) Civil Engineering Standards Computer Programming Standards Sculpture Standards Mural Standards Innovation Standards Photography Standards Film Standards High School (Grades 9th-12th) Civil Engineering Standards Computer Programming Standards Sculpture Standards Mural… Read more →

Integrated STEM Curriculum

Theme The Urban Nexus: Improving the Quality of Life focusing on the many challenges and opportunities of urbanization.  See more. Nexus – a connected, central point Urbanization – populations shifting toward living in cities Leading Narrative The narrative is where our theme is tied to reality. Why does urbanization matter? Why should we study it? This is what we will be… Read more →

Leading Curriculum Narrative

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Standards Correlations

View C +STEM +A  = Pre K-12th Grade Tool-Kits 

According to New Lenses on Future Cities, published by Shell International BV:

More than half the world’s seven billion inhabitants lived in cities in 2007. This will approach about three-quarters by 2050 as the population grows from seven to nine billion. We will be building the equivalent of a new city of over 1.4 million people every week… Urbanization can bring benefits – accelerating innovation, collaboration and the wider distribution of economic development and the prosperity that follows. But if managed poorly, urbanization could lead to declining quality of life, greater environmental degradation, accelerating greenhouse gas emissions, social stresses and political turbulence. This shift to urban living will intensify demand for resources including water, food and energy. Yet it will also be vital to preserve productive arable land to feed the world’s growing population. The character and quality of future urbanization will therefore have a huge influence on global resource efficiency and sustainability, directly affecting the quality of life for billions of people.Community Picture

 

Urbanization will have a huge influence on billions of people. We will all be affected and have a role to play in shaping the cities of our future. Urban environments grow based on what citizens want as well as what technology and the environment allow.

 

City living creates a wide range of unique challenges and with the projected increase in urban populations, all of us will need to think creatively in order to address the problems ahead of us. Young people, community leaders, and every member of society will help shape the future of our cities. What kind of city do you want to live in? What can you do to shape a better tomorrow? The Urban Nexus curriculum uses various challenge areas to guide Pre K-12th grade students through answering these pressing questions using integrated STEM project-based and problem-based learning activities.  See more.

 

 

 

Theme

The Urban Nexus: Improving the Quality of Life focusing on the many challenges and opportunities of urbanization. Nexus – a connected, central point Urbanization – populations shifting toward living in cities Standards Correlation Read more →

daVinci Breakfast

It’s important to start the day off with the right foot forward and a good hearty breakfast. The daVinci Booster Club Breakfast was an event to wake up to as people were happily enjoying their egg, sausage, muffins and drinks and supporting STEM education. Those who attended will remember the vibrancy of the Junior League as the opening video depicted… Read more →

Summer STEM Activities

Leak Proof Bag! Create a bag that does not leak, when you put a sharp pencil through it!! – See more at: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/leak-proof-bag#sthash.yfO2RFsi.dpuf   Lava Lamp Create  a lava lamp with your kids, and bring back the 70’s! See more at: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments/easylavalamp.html   Liquid Rainbow: Discover the different densities of common household items, by creating a liquid rainbow. See more… Read more →

Join the iSTEM Teacher Movement

Rigorous changes in many states science curriculum have teachers and their students struggling to keep up.  Teachers are now finding themselves needing to teach engineering and technology concepts.  An overwhelming majority of teachers today did not receive adequate preparation to teach STEM concepts. According to the National Academy of Science, over two-thirds of teachers name science as the subject they… Read more →

Leadership and Social Responsibility

The work done by C-STEM crosses the boundaries of race, class and culture because of its impact on creating students suited for the 21st century workplace.  Dr. Reagan Flowers works tirelessly through C-STEM to reduce achievement gaps by focusing on teacher training and real-world application of learning of students through the integration of communication, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (C-STEM)… Read more →