2019-20 STEM Scale-Up Program Menu

Click on the program titles below for more information about each program.

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  • A (*) Indicates new programs offered for the 2019-20 academic year
  • For more information about the application process, click HERE

PROGRAMS

Available on the 2019-2020 Scale-Up Mathematics Application:

Bootstrap: Data Science - Application Closed
Description: Integrates math and computer science through asking questions of data. Students develop questions that interest them and learn how to analyze data critically to make meaning from the data. The curriculum is flexibly designed for inclusion within courses such as math, computer science, business, and social studies.
Grade Level: 8-12
For Settings: In school
Contact: Jennifer Poole, jen@bootstrapworld.org
For more information: https://www.bootstrapworld.org/materials/data-science/

Desmos Middle School Math - Application Closed
Description: A digital upgrade of the widely-adopted and highly-rated middle school math curriculum authored by Illustrative Mathematics. Desmos has added to IM's curriculum a) engaging game-like feedback, b) a powerful activity dashboard that helps teachers respond to student learning, c) and a continuous professional development model supporting teachers throughout the year.
Grade Level: 8
For Settings: In school
Contact: Dan Meyer, dan@desmos.com
For more information: bit.ly/desmos-iowa-sample

Differentiated Math Centers - Application Closed
Description: An easy-to-manage resource that provides 3 levels of instruction tied to the same Standard of Learning. Each game or activity is standards-aligned, hands-on and complete with formative assessment writing prompt and skills practice.
Grade Level: K-5
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Julie Law, jlaw@hand2mind.com
For more information: https://www.hand2mind.com/Brands/Differentiated-Math-Centers

Previously Awarded 2019-2020 Scale-Up Programs:

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) - Food Science and Safety* - Application Closed
Description: Stimulate actual concepts and situations found in the food science and safety industry. This course offers hands-on activities, projects and problems in areas of food safety, chemistry, processing, product development and marketing.
Grade Level: 9-12
For Settings: In school
Contact: Joshua Remington, Iowa FFA Foundation, joshua.remington@iowaffafoundation.org
For more information: https://www.case4learning.org/index.php/curriculum/casecourses/food-science-and-safety

Computer Science Discoveries* - Application Closed
Description: Inspire students as they build their own websites, apps, games and physical computing devices. This course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as programming, physical computing, HTML/CSS and data​.
Grade Level: 6-10
For Settings: In school
Contact: Samantha Dahlby, NewBoCo, samantha@newbo.co
For more information: https://newbo.co/code-org-partnership/

Computer Science Fundamentals* - Application Closed
Description: Foster equity and diversity in the classroom, breaking down barriers and stereotypes around computer science. This course is designed to be flexible for the classroom.
Grade Level: K-5
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Samantha Dahlby, NewBoCo, samantha@newbo.co  
For more information: https://newbo.co/code-org-partnership/

Computer Science Principles - Application Closed
Description: Introduce students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenge them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. This course is a rigorous, engaging and approachable exploration of the foundational ideas of computing.
Grade Level: 9-12
For Settings: In school
Contact: Samantha Dahlby, NewBoCo, samantha@newbo.co  
For more information:
https://newbo.co/code-org-partnership/

Engineer Your World* - Application Closed
Description: Engage learners in collaborative, student-directed projects that build creative problem-solving and engineering design skills. This course is designed to teach the value of collaborating to solve complex, modern problems and create a strong foundation forfuture STEM learning.
Grade Level: 9-12
For Settings: In school
Contact: Cheryl Farmer, University of Texas at Austin, cheryl.farmer@mail.utexas.edu
For more information: http://engineeryourworld.org/

Light and Shadow* - Application Closed
Description: Create new and worthwhile ideas while exploring light to create shadows through creativity and innovation. This course encourages teachers to re-envision their classroom, routines and schedules to optimize students’ learning.
Grade Level: PreK-2
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Beth VanMeeteren, University of Northern Iowa, beth.vanmeeteren@uni.edu
For more information: https://regentsctr.uni.edu/

Making STEM Connections - Application Closed
Description: Engage students through making and tinkering and build conceptual understanding around academic content. This course is designed to empower teachers to cultivate engaging, purposeful and successful extensions of already developed curriculum.
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: https://www.sciowa.org/scaleup

Pint Size Science - Application Closed
Description: Engage and inspire young minds to explore scientific phenomena. This course is designed to build science understanding and respond to the ever changing interests and abilities of children.
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: https://www.sciowa.org/scaleup

STEM in Action - Application Closed
Description: Incorporate three-dimensional learning with an emphasis on authentic hands-on, problem-based learning. This course follows the Engineering Design Process of defining the problem, planning solutions, making a prototype, reflecting, communicating results and redesigning.
Grade Level: PreK-5
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Julie Law, Hand2Mind, jlaw@hand2mind.com
For more information: https://www.hand2mind.com/brands/stem-in-action

STEM Innovator* - Application Closed
Description: Transform the classroom into incubator spaces where student teams solve real-world problems alongside industry mentors. This course prepares students with the skills and mindset to persist in STEM education, pursue STEM careers and become innovators of the future.
Grade Level: 6-12
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Leslie Flynn, University of Iowa, leslie-flynn@uiowa.edu
For more information: https://jacobsoninstitute.org/STEM-Innovator

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