@fienen That was fun!
Musing after a day at the firehouse: is there a publicly perceived correlation between STEM, innovation, and ingenuity? #mainestem
Michaud: Need to invest in broadband access. (Yes, especially upload speeds, now cripplingly asymmetrical.) #mainestem
Michaud: “Creative thinking emerges in the doing.” Stop treating subjects separately. #mainestem
Michaud: Critical need for Computer Science teachers and graduates. (Note: 2012 Maine higher education graduates: opendata.socrata.com/Education/Comp…)
Michaud: Early education is one of the best investments we can make. Next: peer-to-peer mentoring support for teachers. #mainestem
Michaud (paraphrased): Within 10 years, 1 in 7 Maine jobs will be in STEM careers, but our education is unevenly distributed. #mainestem
Congress Michaud has arrived to speak to the #mainestem summit after all.
#mainestem Summit: Shout out for Maine app inventing challenges! Covers all focus areas across all learning levels (previous tweet).
#mainestem: Problem-based learning, internships, broadband/data access, computer science/IT, competitions/challenges, undergrad learning
STEM Clusters: biotech, composites, environmental tech, forest products, IT, marine tech, aquaculture manufacturing. #mainestem
Tom Keller presenting STEM Council roadmap for education and workforce development with indicators and support for initiatives #mainestem
How can we better connect those with experience with younger learners? Statewide collaboration/mentoring clearinghouse? #mainestem
Cutler repeats: “Maine is the oldest state.” It is time to embrace the value of wisdom. How about “The Most Experienced State”? #mainestem
Gubernatorial candidates were all invited to the #MaineSTEM Summit. Only Elliott Cutler is attending.
School boards are key in raising awareness of the importance of experiential education. #mainestem
Jay Labov: Focus on separate disciplinary silos is a systems problem. Need to integrate, connect the dots. #mainestem
Pitting science, math, and ELA against each other doesn’t lead to a win. The CCSS ELA standards can be cross-disciplinary. #mainestem
Question: What about career/tech education? (Is it time to reintegrate with “College-prep” schools? Both will use same standards?#mainestem
@GeoffCyr Same in our 3rd-grade coding club.
NWCIT: making science/tech/math meaningful, through relevant stories, projects, engages everyone, esp. girls. ncwit.org/infographic/34…
Sara Ziro (RSU21): In past, we’ve hyper-focused on content. Now need to add A, R, more to STEM. Interdisciplinary proficiency. #mainestem
Yarmouth Middle School provides Robotics team, STEAM initiative (w/the arts), and a Science Club. (All after school ELOs.) #mainestem
By changing focus from “the disciplines” to interdisciplinary “practices,” we could surmount silos. #mainestem
@marsenault Thank you. Wow!
Is there interest in asking about STEM integration with the arts, music, language, i.e., STEAM? Integration across all curricula? #mainestem
@GCSSTEMedu Check out USM Campus Ventures: real world experience & research for all four years. A model to consider: usm.maine.edu/campusventures
@marsenault Tech as process, tech as tool, other? Really worth teasing out!
Pete Mickelson: “Technology” is about replicable recipes. Computers are not a “technology” but a tool. Pay attention to terms. #mainestem
Pete Mickelson: Words are important. We should replace “engineer” with “ingenuity” which its the root. #mainestem
Why are academic credentials the predominant criteria for HE admission? How about 21st century skills/soft skills/Habits of Mind? #mainestem
But what happens after a student gets the degree? Are students being prepared for jobs here in Maine? Do they go elsewhere? #mainestem
Humphrey: 2/3 of Maine HS graduates are not prepared to pursue STEM degrees. Maine is 47th per capita in engineering degrees. #mainestem
Humphrey: Maine Math performance drops from 4th to 12th grade, unevenly distributed. #mainestem
Dana Humphrey (UMaine): What about students who aren’t admitted or who are uninspired? Not acceptable. #mainestem
Dana Humphrey (UMaine): Incoming students admitted to UM CofE are academically prepared, and graduate in 4.4 years average #mainestem
RT @GCSSTEMedu: How do we inspire students’ in math? What is the balance between inquiry and ‘drilling’ practices? #mainestem
Andy Anderson (USM): Some students are inspired, but not prepared, some the opposite, but not enough are both. #mainestem
Hi! @GCSSTEMedu Will you use #mainestem to save some characters? :)
Question: Does Maine’s K12 system send you prepared students? SMCC: It’s a societal problem: belief that math competency is fixed #mainestem
Panel: What higher education institutions are doing to improve their students’ STEM ed experience: UMaine, USM, Colby, SMCC. #mainestem
The Common Core, NGSS, social studies, and guiding principles competencies provide opportunity for interdisciplinary connections! #mainestem
Labov: Science AP courses are being redesigned to focus on big ideas and evidence of learning. (Also AP Computer Science.) #mainestem
If goal is satisfying work/life, the assembly-line (pipeline) model doesn’t work. Learners can choose best learning experiences. #mainestem
300k STEM B & A students annually, and 1 million needed in 10 years. Question: Numbers don’t add up.#mainestem
K-12 and Higher Education folks welcomed to the #mainestem summit. Are there other business people here, too?
At the #mainestem summit at Colby College today. Firehose of tweets for a few hours.
NPR: Grit (persistence, determination, resilience) may be key to student success, and as important as reading & math n.pr/1hakfjV
Pew: “The most highly-engaged library users are also big tech users” and believe “libraries make communities better.” to.pbs.org/1le9dRL
College Board is giving Khan Academy access to actual SAT questions in order to create test prep for the masses. tcrn.ch/1kQztyZ
Chuck Carter: Mobile game engines are getting easier, so there’s lot of competition. Key: you need a lot of persistence, and luck. #husson
Chuck Carter is building a Bangor-based gaming company to take advantage of local talent, to give people a reason to come/stay here. #husson
Chuck Carter: New project, Curio, follows life of girl who escapes abusive world through fantasy, grows with her. 2015 release. #husson
@systemseed Yes, it’s been organic since day one.
Chuck Carter: Small, innovative game development teams can break through. Have people look at your work. Coders master the math! #husson
Chuck Carter: After a decade of shooters, immersive gaming w/emotional, non-violent storytelling is returning. Untapped opportunity. #husson
Chuck Carter: “Inspiration starts with curiosity.” People all around the world can create phenomenal digital art without training. #husson
@systemseed That’s a good question. Why don’t you add a column to encourage participants to note if they are?
@sophnsully Yes! Next time you chat with Niles, let him know our new connection!
@adamburk Any time!
@scheney Yes, I’m here! I’ll look for you at lunch!
Great backchannel at #edcampme