High School Registered Apprenticeship Playbook Press Conference

High School Registered Apprenticeship Playbook Available Online

Representatives from business, nonprofits, government, education, media and other sectors filled the room at the Career Academy of Pella earlier this month for the introduction of the High School Registered Apprenticeship Playbook.

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Iowa STEM Teacher Externship Orientation

Iowa STEM Teacher Externships Climbing to New Heights

In its 10th year, the Iowa STEM Teacher Externships Program reached record-setting enrollment with 74 teachers signed up for immersive six-week experiences. Teachers recently gathered throughout the state to kick off their six-week Iowa STEM Teacher Externship experience with program orientation.

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Jeff Weld moderates panel at State-Federal STEM Education Summit

Iowa STEM at the State-Federal STEM Education Summit

A diverse group of more than 200 STEM leaders representing each state in the U.S. convened for the first-of-its-kind State-Federal STEM Education Summit hosted by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

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MVP for Iowa STEM

MVP for Iowa STEM: Mary Meisterling and Alliant Energy

This month’s MVP for Iowa STEM provides energy to Iowa homes and businesses and also to the ongoing STEM efforts in the state. Mary Meisterling, manager of business support and development for Alliant Energy, has served as an active member of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council for three years. In this time, she participated on the planning committee for the 2017 summit.

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STEM BEST

2018 STEM BEST® Application Opens Early June

Since 2014, 37 STEM BEST® models have been established across Iowa. These school+business partnerships create work-based learning experiences where students apply science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to gain real-world workplace exposure. Two of these models are highlighted below.

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Iowa STEM Advisory Council Meeting

Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Gathers to Help Advance the STEM effort in Iowa

Traditionally known for the famous butter cow, entertaining concerts and food items on a stick, members of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council recently gathered at the Iowa State Fairgrounds for a different purpose. The Iowa STEM Advisory Council and Executive Committee spring meeting was held in the Jacobson Exhibition Center on May 16. 

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STEM Scale-Up Program

STEM Scale-Up Program Drives Onward

The STEM Scale-Up Program offers high-quality educational programs focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics that have the ability to continue and grow throughout Iowa long after the initial award. There are many programs that have been on the STEM Scale-Up Program menu that have done just that.

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STEM in Your World

STEM in Your World

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has long supported the interdisciplinary approach to STEM. This encourages STEM teaching and learning to be focused on the application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics while also interweaving the practice of collaboration, problem-solving, communication and critical thinking.

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Iowa BIG North Students Receive CNA Certificates

Iowa BIG North Announces CNA Program for Students

High school students in Northeast Iowa have a new educational opportunity open to them thanks to an innovative community partnership and the work of Iowa BIG North (IBN) students. The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) has approved the Charles City High School’s application to offer a unique 75-hour certified nursing assistant (CNA) program.

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Microsoft Imagine Academy Certifications

Iowa STEM Microsoft Imagine Academy Certifications on the Rise

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Microsoft Imagine Academy is soaring to new heights. With weeks left in the school year, there are already more than 1,600 completed certifications by schools that are participating in the program.

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