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How ESSA Will Change K-12 STEM Education: What State Leaders and STEM Professionals Need to Know

This web seminar took place on October 5, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters were David Evans, NSTA’s Executive Director, James Brown, the STEM Education Coalition’s Executive Director, and Caroline King, Washington STEM’s Chief Policy and Strategy Officer.

Program Abstract

The new federal education law—the Every Student Succeeds Act or ESSA - promises big changes to K-12 science and STEM education teaching and learning. At this joint web seminar - hosted by NSTA, the STEM Education Coalition, and STEMx - state and national STEM leaders will discuss key STEM provisions in ESSA with the goal of informing STEM state leaders, STEM professionals, and science and STEM teachers about the new federal education law. The seminar will also provide tips on how these stakeholders can engage and advocate for STEM programs in their communities and keep STEM education a top priority as states, districts, and schools transition from No Child Left Behind to the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My Profile area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • "It was very interesting to get to know and hear about it from the experts in such a timely manner. I have a better understanding of the ESSA beyond the ones I had access to on the internet."
  • "I found the information about funding new and informative for me. Also, this was my first introduction to ESSA, so very grateful for it. I liked the format of this Webinar. At first I thought the 90-minute time frame would be tough to get through, but you kept my attention the entire time."
  • "I like how it helps position participants to better understand what is coming down the policy pipeline. I appreciated the "actionable items" for something we can do in our communities."
  • "I appreciated the diversity (in terms of experience) of the speakers, and the fact that questions could be fielded at any time, either by the speakers or by folks watching the group chat-- when I was unsure of a term or idea, it was often clarified in chat for me."

Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

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NationalSTEM Education Coalition STEMx Washington STEM National Science Teachers Association
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