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Region One STEM Center Receives Multiple Grants to Champion STEM Education

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Region One STEM Center Receives Multiple Grants to Champion STEM Education  

Region One STEM Center of South Texas was awarded the TEA Lone Star STEM ESC Trainer-of-Trainers grant in the amount of $50,000 for the 2020-2021 academic year. The TEA-approved e-learning course is designed to build capacity within ESCs statewide in the area of STEM teaching and best practices. Topics within the e-learning course include the following learning modules:  STEM Overview, STEM Project/Problem Based Learning, Inquiry-Based Student-Centered Instruction, Technology Literacy and Integration, Embedded Literacy Instruction and Strategies, Collaborative/Cooperative Teaching and Learning, and Growth Mindset and Resilience.  TEA noted the outstanding leadership demonstrated by the Region One STEM Center in engaging educators and students through the many STEM learning opportunities held throughout the year including Student STEM Camps, Computer Science camps, STEM Community events, STEM professional staff development, and regional STEM Conferences such as the annual South Texas STEM Summit. 

Region One STEM Center of South Texas was also awarded the Texas EcosySTEM grant in the amount of $25,000 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This grant is designed to facilitate regional partnerships to better prepare students for STEM Careers. The Region One STEM Center has established a regional ecosySTEM comprised of regional representatives that include local business and industry partners, informal STEM programs, institutions of higher educations, and formal STEM programs. The Region One STEM EcosySTEM is tasked with promoting high-quality STEM programming and events in an equitable manner across the region.