WELCOME TO LV STEM
LV stands for Lehigh Valley (Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton)
STEM stands for Lehigh Valley Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Our first GK-12 project, the Lehigh Valley Partnership for STEM education, has laid a pipeline. Our continuing project (LV STEM) will widen the pipeline of PhDs who are advocates for K-12 education and of K-12 students who can communicate complex concepts of STEM disciplines through writing and multimedia. STEM teachers and administrators, industrial partners, and Lehigh faculty and undergraduate students, who have all helped to create this pipeline, will work together with NSF Graduate Fellows to widen it. Here is how:
- Novel curricula and resources, already gaining national attention, will be made available to more schools in the region and nationally.
- Outreach students will broaden the impact on graduate students, teachers and K-12 students. Full time Fellows, faculty and STEM teachers will mentor Outreach students, as members of Fellow teams; outstanding Outreach students will then deploy units at other schools in the region. The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (PITA), school districts, and corporate sponsors will provide funds to support Outreach students (at no cost to the NSF).
- Fellows and Outreach students will provide pre- and in-service training to STEM teachers through Lehigh's Graduate College of Education Integrated Professional Development Schools, using curricula and Learning Kits developed by outreach teams anchored by Fellows.
- Corporate partners will expand their current participation on outreach teams, by contributing Outreach student supplement funds and participating in our plans to widen the pipeline. Parents, who are also crucial partners, will have expanded opportunities to learn with their children.
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