[Curriculum Directors] Utah STEM School Designation Pilot 2015-16 - Application Materials Available

Young, Sarah Sarah.Young at schools.utah.gov
Tue Aug 25 13:43:19 MDT 2015


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The STEM Action Center and the Utah State Office of Education is pleased to announce the launch of the Utah STEM School Designation Pilot for 2015-2016 school year.  You can find the pre-application form and full application materials on the website: http://stem.utah.gov/for-educators/stem-schools-designation/ and attached to this email.
Overview:
The Utah STEM Schools Designation program was developed to define the criteria and elements necessary for a school to create a comprehensive STEM learning environment for their students.  The STEM schools designation program will allow schools to engage in discussions with faculty and community partners around STEM education as a lens for strong instruction for students to prepare them for college and career readiness.  The designation also serves as an indicator for members of the public who are looking for STEM school experiences in Utah K-12 education.  Schools that have identified a passion for STEM education will benefit from the opportunity for both reflection and recognition through this program.
In order to support local initiatives that are attempting to meet the requirements of STEM education in Utah, the Utah Legislature is supporting designation of STEM schools. Utah Code 63M-1-3204 States in part that:
"The STEM Action Center as funding allows shall: work cooperatively with the State Board of Education to designate schools as STEM schools, where the schools have agreed to adopt a plan of STEM implementation in alignment with criteria set by the State Board of Education and the board;"
Eligibility:
Applicants must:

*       Be a current school in the state of Utah that serves the K-12 student population

*       Have been in existence and serving a student population for at least the two previous school years. (This is required so the schools can provide evidence of implementation of the elements as required in the portfolio.)

*       Standards-based instruction aligned to the Utah Core Standards is central to instruction.

*       Submit the pre-application by the intended deadline indicating intent to apply. (Available on the website: http://stem.utah.gov/for-educators/stem-schools-designation/)

Application Documents (Available attached to this email and on the website):

1.       UT STEM School Certification Criteria Draft August 2015 PILOT Direction and Application File.pdf - This document is the complete overview of the STEM schools program and application for this year.

2.       UT STEM Schools Certification Criteria Draft August 2015 PILOT Direction File.pdf - This document covers just the directions for the STEM schools process.

3.       UT STEM School Certification Criteria Draft August 2015 PILOT Application Word File.docx - This document is the word file template that schools will need to download to complete.

4.       STEM School Designation Rubric Score Sheet.xlsx - This is a designation score sheet that allows them to add up their score by element to determine their score.

Pilot Year Timeline:
Release of Utah STEM Schools Designation Pilot Program
Designation Criteria, Applications, and all supporting documents for the process.

August 15, 2015

Pre-Assessment Due to STEM Action Center
The pre-assessment materials will include an application that asks schools to identify stakeholders who will be helping in the application process and complete an initial overview of school evidence for criteria.

October 1, 2015

Full Portfolio Due STEM Action Center
The full portfolio will comprise of the completed rubric with proposed implementation levels accompanied by artifacts, evidence, and a narrative for each element.

December 18, 2015

Review of Portfolios for STEM Schools by Utah STEM Stakeholders
The review of the portfolio will be completed by representatives from multiple STEM stakeholder groups, including K-12 STEM teachers and leaders, USOE, STEM Action Center, Industry partners, etc.  Feedback will be given on strengths and areas for improvement.


January 2016

Site Visits Scheduled and Completed for Schools seeking Gold or Platinum STEM School Designation
Site visits will be day long visits of review teams looking at evidence in alignment with portfolio and will consist of observation and interviews.


February - March, 2016

STEM School Designation Awards Ceremony

April 2016

Contact:
Please contact the STEM Liaison for additional questions, Sarah Young, sarahyoung at utah.gov<mailto:sarahyoung at utah.gov>.
Thank you,

Sarah Young
STEM Liaison
Utah State Office of Education
sarah.young at schools.utah.gov<mailto:sarah.young at schools.utah.gov>
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT  84114-4200


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