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  • Ice Cream

    Ice Cream Missed the ice cream truck? No worries! STEM for Success will show you how you can make your own ice cream in your kitchen. Ingredients: Project Gallery 1/1 < Previous Project Next Project > Video Channel Name Play Video All Videos

  • ABOUT | STEM for Success

    STEM for Success is an integrated program to broaden participation in STEM, especially for those in traditionally underrepresented groups. Our three initiatives are fostering collaborative community engagement, providing STEM education resources, and the Active Learning Academy. ​ Just Cause: STEM for Success just cause is to empower children to have freedom an agency to follow their own path and solve the problems they will face as they pursue their own passions in life. We are looking for people to collaborate with us as we enact our vision. ​ Vision: STEM for Success envisions a system to broaden participation of children in STEM, especially among traditionally underrepresented groups. ​ Mission: STEM for Success fosters collaborative change in STEM by engaging multiple stakeholders around STEM experiences. Goal: To establish a digital repository to collect, share and showcase STEM accomplishments of students as they develop skills to become productive members of the future workforce. In this way, we will achieve persistent participation. To better prepare the students in acquiring these sets of skills. We will help to foster a growth mindset, critical thinking, reflection, problem solving, leadership, communication, collaboration and other essential skills. To meet all children where they are and provide multiple sustained ongoing STEM experiences, so that students will be able to pursue multiple paths to explore and follow their personal passions. ​ Values: ​ Leadership is taking responsibility for yourself and others to achieve goals. LEADERSHIP: Teamwork is individuals cooperating towards the successful attainment of a common goal, through a shared vision, distributed leadership, commitment, agency, and action. TEAMWORK: Education is a system of planned experiences and activities to facilitate learning and foster Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) literacy. EDUCATION: Innovation is the inspiration, imagination, and integration of new ideas or new ways to apply an existing idea through research and development. INNOVATION: Passion is investing your human capital to serve others to achieve a common purpose. PASSION: Agency: Agency is taking action to attain your end and make positive change through self-efficacy and self-directed learning leveraging partnerships and collective action. Agency is taking action to attain your end and make positive change through self-efficacy and self-directed learning leveraging partnerships and collective action. AGENCY: ​ Principles: ​ Individuals and organizations have an ongoing and committed ethical obligation to act to benefit society at large. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Effective individuals work with others in teams with a shared vision to attain a common goal together (Peer engagement). COLLABORATION : Leadership and organizational support through a strong backbone is essential for programs to harness individual inputs to reach scale and be successful (Organization engagement). COLLECTIVE IMPACT: To truly create large-scale sustainable change, individuals and organizations must come together mindfully to change the situation and the system (System engagement). COLLABORATIVE CHANGE: ​ History: STEM for Success has grown out of the research in our NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilot (DDLP) project entitled, “Leadership and iSTEAM for Females in Elementary Schools (LiFE)” #1744490. LiFE supported STEM/STEAM clubs (mostly) for girls in grades 2-6 to provide positive STEM experiences along with support from female role models and opportunities to gain leadership, communication, technology, teamwork and other 21st century skills so that they persist in STEM study. We are now transitioning LiFE to STEM for Success, which is intended to sustain and grow the impact of the LiFE project. Pi Day This past March we host our special event at NJIT. Students gather to observe and present projects to their fellow peers. Read More News 12 at Pi Day

  • ACADEMY | STEM for Success

    The Active Learning Academy To better coordinate our efforts to provide STEM professional development and foster professional learning communities around active learning, STEM for Success is launching the Active Learning Academy. ​ ​ ​ ​ The Conference Board on Mathematical Sciences (2016) defines Active Learning as classroom practices that engage students in activities, such as reading, writing, discussion, or problem solving, that promote higher-order thinking. ​ With this wide definition, there are many techniques that can be employed to encourage students to engage with the mathematics being discussed: teaching/learning techniques include but are not limited to think-pair-share, Inquiry Based Learning, Project Based Learning, flipped classrooms, classroom response systems, math emporium, and Modeling or Computer labs. ​ ​ ​ ​ Kenneth Horwitz Assistant Director for Professional Development - @kenhorwitznj ken.horwitz@njit.edu What is Active Learning? The Active Learning Academy was inspired by Ken Horwitz’s work in the ongoing NJIT/Newark Math Success Initiative. In 2019, NJIT, the City of Newark and the Newark Board of Education partnered to create the NJIT/Newark Math Success Initiative (MSI) to promote effective teaching and learning for a group of Newark’s rising high school seniors. The program included an intensive seven-week professional development experience for Newark math teachers in which teachers were embedded in MSI math classes held at NJIT and created Active Learning modules. ​ STEM for Success was inspired to develop and launch the Active Learning Academy by the MSI teachers' feedback, their gains in self-efficacy with Active Learning, and their desire to continue deepening their knowledge and practice. History Resources: Mathematics Active Learning Lesson: Related Rates Open Education Resources for Precalculus and Calculus Modeling with Recurrence Relations Open Educational resources for Algebra Lesson Study: Rational Equations Desmos Activities ​ Presentation at Joint Mathematics Meetings 2020 Denver, CO Abstract: In this presentation, we discuss an innovative year-long project that combines extensive professional development for teachers and inquiry-based math instruction and skills for success in life for rising high school seniors from an urban district in a college setting. This partnership brings together the leadership of the City of Newark, NJ, (Mayor's Office) the Newark Board of Education (Superintendent's Office) and New Jersey Institute of Technology (Office of the President) for the purpose of changing the paradigm from less to more underrepresented minorities pursuing STEM degrees. The gateway to success in STEM majors is a student's readiness for Calculus 1. Thus, the project works to build the skills of the students through an inquiry-based math enrichment program over the summer and a Precalculus or Calculus course on the university campus during the academic year.

  • GET INVOLVED | STEM for Success

    We Invite You to Join the STEM for Success Community! Subscribe to Stay in the STEM for Success Loop! First Name Last Name Phone (Optional) Twitter handle (Optional) School District or Organization Title/Position Location How did you learned about this program? Email from STEM for Success NJ-SBA / STEAM Tank STEM Ecosystems NJ STEM Pathways Other arrow&v Reason for the interest in STEM? Email I want to subscribe to stay in the loop! Submit Thank you for joining our contact list to stay in the STEM for Success loop! We'll keep you informed of updates on the initiative, as well as other news and opportunities.

  • Projects

    Our Projects I'm a title. ​Click here to edit me. Ice Cream Missed the ice cream truck? No worries! STEM for Success will show you how you can make your own ice cream in your kitchen. Read More Index Card Challenge Ever been challenged to fit your body through an index card? Most people would say that is impossible but when we put our STEM caps on, nothing is impossible. Let us show you how it's done! Read More Invisible Ink Want to send a top secret message to a friend? STEM for Success has your back and will show you how to create invisible ink in your home. Read More Water Properties I'm a paragraph. To update me, go to the Data Manager. The Data Manager is where you store and collect data for your site. Read More

  • Index Card Challenge

    Index Card Challenge I'm a paragraph. I'm connected to your collection through a dataset. To update me, go to the Data Manager. The Data Manager is where you store data to use in your site pages, or collect data from site visitors when they submit a form. This collection in the Data Manager is already set up with some fields and content. To customize it with your own content, you can import a CSV file or simply edit the placeholder text. You can also add more fields which you can connect to other page elements so the content displays on your published site. Remember to sync the collection so your content is live! You can add as many new collections as you need to store or collect data. With Presets, we’ve handled the page set up for you, but you can create the exact same functionality in your other site pages. To connect page elements to data, the first step is to add a dataset to the page and choose the collection you want to use. From the dataset Settings panel, you can filter or sort the available items, decide how your users can interact with the page (read/write), and more. Next, select the element you want to connect to the data, and choose the field you want to connect it to. So simple! If you want to add even more capabilities, enable Developer Tools to use JavaScript and APIs to add custom interactions and functionality to your site. To see what’s possible and get answers to your questions, check out the Wix Code Forum.

  • Invisible Ink

    Invisible Ink ​

  • Water Properties

    Water Properties I'm a paragraph. I'm connected to your collection through a dataset. To update me, go to the Data Manager. The Data Manager is where you store data to use in your site pages, or collect data from site visitors when they submit a form. This collection in the Data Manager is already set up with some fields and content. To customize it with your own content, you can import a CSV file or simply edit the placeholder text. You can also add more fields which you can connect to other page elements so the content displays on your published site. Remember to sync the collection so your content is live! You can add as many new collections as you need to store or collect data. With Presets, we’ve handled the page set up for you, but you can create the exact same functionality in your other site pages. To connect page elements to data, the first step is to add a dataset to the page and choose the collection you want to use. From the dataset Settings panel, you can filter or sort the available items, decide how your users can interact with the page (read/write), and more. Next, select the element you want to connect to the data, and choose the field you want to connect it to. So simple! If you want to add even more capabilities, enable Developer Tools to use JavaScript and APIs to add custom interactions and functionality to your site. To see what’s possible and get answers to your questions, check out the Wix Code Forum.

  • Invisible Ink

    Invisible Ink Want to send a top secret message to a friend? STEM for Success has your back and will show you how to create invisible ink in your home. ​ Project Gallery 1/1 < Previous Project Next Project > Video Channel Name Play Video All Videos

  • Activities | STEM for Success

    Activity Plan This page is currently undergoing construction. We apologize for the inconvenience. The pages provided in this section are activity plans developed by our NSF funded research project and our other collaborators and partners. They are presented as suggestions for use with children in support of hands-on minds-on STEM. Several plans have connections to demonstration videos in the “STEM in Your Home” section as part of the initiative to help everyone do simple, fun, educational STEM activities at home, in school, or wherever you might be. Remember, STEM is in everything we do!

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