2018-19 STEM Scale-Up Program Menu

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  • A (*) Indicates new programs offered for the 2018-19 academic year


Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) - Animal and Plant Biotech*
Description: Experience industry appropriate applications of biotechnology-related plant and animal agriculture through hands-on activities, projects and problems in biotechnology. Research and experimental design will be highlighted in industry-appropriate investigations that involve micropipetting, bacterial cultures and transformations, electrophoresis, and the polymerase chain.
Grade Level: 9-12
For Settings: In school
Contact: Joshua Remington, Iowa FFA Foundation, joshua.remington@iowaffafoundation.org and Becky McCullough, Iowa FFA Foundation, becky.mccoullough@iowaffafoundation.org
For more information: http://www.case4learning.org/

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) - Environmental Sci Issues*
Description: Investigate areas that include ecosystem management, sustainable agriculture, energy choices, and pollution. Students will research, investigate, experiment, and document a project, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community.
Grade Level: 9-12
For Settings: In school
Contact: Joshua Remington, Iowa FFA Foundation, joshua.remington@iowaffafoundation.org and Becky McCullough, Iowa FFA Foundation, becky.mccoullough@iowaffafoundation.org
For more information: http://www.case4learning.org/

Computer Science Principles*
Description: A year-long Code.org course that aligns with CSTA standards and 21st Century Learning Skills. It can be delivered as an Advanced Placement course. Teachers need no prior computer technology experience to qualify for training.
Grade Level: 9-12
For Settings: In school
Contact: Samantha Dahlby, NewBoCo, Samantha@newbo.co  
For more information: www.code.org/educate/csp

Engineering Everywhere*
Description: Helps students think creatively and solve globally relevant engineering challenges during out-of-school programs. Each unit has an introduction to the engineering process, culminating design challenge, science and mathematics standards, and 21st Century Learning Skills.
Grade Level: 6-8
For Settings: Out of school
Contact: Nia Keith, Director of Professional Development, nkeith@mos.org
For more information: www.eie.org/engineering-everywhere

Making STEM Connections
Description: Activities that help students connect STEM to their daily lives and develop competencies essential to Iowa's future workforce. Grounded in making, safety, upcycling, creative constraints, art, and reinventing technologies. Lessons build on NGSS standards, reflect Iowa Common Core, and include National CORE Art Standards.
Grade Level: K-8
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Jolie Pelds, Science Center of Iowa, jolie.pelds@sciowa.org
For more information: www.sciowa.org/makingstemconnections

Pint Size Science*
Description: Four hands-on modules: one introductory unit and three chosen by the educator. Features Iowa Early Learning Standards/GOLD Objectives, NGSS, Iowa Common Core math and literacy and 21st Century Learning Skills. Includes kit materials, curriculum guides, website and webinar support.
Grade Level: PreK-2
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Jolie Pelds, Science Center of Iowa, jolie.pelds@sciowa.org
For more information: www.sciowa.org/scaleup

PowerTeaching Math
Description: Includes active instruction, team practice, formative and formal assessments, feedback and motivation, and a designated PowerTeaching coach. Contains Iowa Common Core Mathematics Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills.
Grade Level: 6-8
For Settings: In school
Contact: Cecelia Daniels, cdaniels@successforall.org and Kris Misage, kmisage@successforall.org and Amanda Nappier, anappier@successforall.org
For more information: www.successforall.org

Project Lead The Way (PLTW): Computer Science for Innovators and Makers*
Description: Using real-world scenarios, students use the design process, which includes defining the problem, generating concepts, and designing and presenting a solution. Aligns to NGSS, Iowa Common Core for Mathematics and ELA, and CSTA Standards.
Grade Level: 6-8
For Settings: In school
Contact: Terry Ausman, Director of School Engagement, tausman@pltw.org
For more information: http://www.pltw.org

Ramps and Pathways
Description: Explore the engineering process and mathematics of spatial thinking and geometry through construction of marble runs; mathematics and literacy skills through data collection; physics of force and motion through conversations and retesting; and 21st Century Learning Skills related to creation and innovation.
Grade Level: PreK-2
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Beth VanMeeteren, Director of the Regents’ Center for Early Development, UNI, regents.center@uni.edu
For more information: www.rampsandpathways.org

STEM in Action*
Description: With options in Life, Earth and Physical Sciences, each educator-chosen kit (5 for PreK, 9 for K-2, 9 for 3-5) is formatted into small, manageable bits of time with limited consumable items. Available in English and Spanish.
Grade Level: PreK-5
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Julie Law, jlaw@hand2mind.com  
For more information: www.hand2mind.com/steminaction