The name may be National Science Teachers Association, but our members—and conference presenters—are involved at all levels of education.
Improving STEM Teaching and Education: A Superintendent’s Symposium featured four Bay-area superintendents discussing how they support STEM education in their districts. It was interesting to hear them talk about creating partnerships with local businesses, keeping a clear focus on goals while pursuing grant opportunities, and more.
They suggested approaching companies that list education as a priority on their website and looking for partnerships with “resources not traditionally defined,” such as a waste management company. The panel also talked about the need to work with teachers on initiatives, noting many programs are “done to” teachers, not with them or led by them.
It was interesting to hear the superintendents talk about changing the conversation around STEM education.