NGSS Author Dr. Ramon Lopez interacts with participants at the Administrators' Academy in July 2012
Practicing engineers and scientists address educators during Administrators' Academy
  1. Improve 7-12 science and mathematics achievement to prepare for and increase interest in the college study of engineering or other STEM careers.
  2. Develop mathematics and science teacher knowledge of engineering and the engineering design and challenge-based instruction process through explicit training and classroom implementation support.
  3. Recruit engineering undergraduates as science or mathematics teachers through involvement in teaching experiences with younger college students in the schools and through a defined licensure program.
  4. Recruit career changers to science or mathematics teaching.
  5. Build a sustainable education licensure STEM degree-granting infrastructure to positively impact the entire region.
Teachers learn new formative assessment techniques at the Summer Institute for Teachers