This webinar took place on April 11, 2013 @ 2 p.m. ET
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As STEM education gains ever more prominence, statewide organizations are springing up from coast to coast to advance the cause. A key thrust, experts say, is moving from "random acts of STEM" to more purposeful, coordinated action. The networks and councils typically bring to the table a diverse set of players: educators, government and business leaders, and representatives of nonprofits and other community groups. The approaches pursued by these new networks vary, but include drawing road maps for improved STEM learning in and out of school, providing grants, launching STEM-focused schools, and advocating a policy agenda. In this webinar, officials from STEM organizations in California and Iowa will explain their strategies for ramping up education in science, technology, engineering, and math and the challenges ahead.
Presenters:• Jeff Weld, executive director, Governor's STEM Advisory Council, Iowa
• Marcella Klein Williams, chief education officer, California STEM Learning Network
• Erik Robelen, assistant editor, Education Week