Public Works CaMSP STEM Policy Briefs:
Renewed attention to improving mathematics and science education has reinvigorated the ideas of integrated and applied STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning as both a promising approach to reforming public education and to better match the needs of the US economy to have a globally competitive workforce. Public Works has developed two policy briefs describing the efforts and rationale for establishing STEM learning structures and the innovative pedagogy necessary for supporting it. These two policy briefs are included in this newsletter and will also be disseminated to CaMSP project directors and others interested in STEM reform efforts in a print version.
Evaluation News for June:
CaMSP Teacher Survey: Thank you to Cohort 9 and 10 for all your efforts in administering the CaMSP teacher survey in April. The survey is now closed and the results for your partnership and across the state will be analyzed this summer.
July YTD Evaluation Reports for Cohort 10: Your lead local evaluator will be contacting Cohort 10 Project Directors regarding any additional spring data to be compiled and analyzed for the evaluation report attached to the next YTD due July 31, 2015 to CDE. Please refer to the Next Steps section of the March YTD Evaluation Report, which describes the information we will be adding.