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    About EvanSTEM

    EvanSTEM seeks to improve access and engagement for students who have traditionally underperformed or have been underrepresented in STEM programs.

     

    EvanSTEM Goals

        • NETWORK: Aligned K-12 STEM pathways across schools, out-of-school programs, and districts
        • YOUTH: Improved STEM access and engagement for Evanston students who are underperforming or underrepresented in STEM programs
        • EDUCATORS: Increased professional capacity of STEM educators
          • Cross-Cutting Professional Development
          • Development and Piloting of STEM Learning Experiences

            ... in order to ...

          • Understand how youth (particularly underrepresented and underperforming students) navigate through available STEM opportunities and how those STEM programs impact academic outcomes.
          • Coordinate and align STEM pathways across schools, out-of-school programs and districts.
          • Build new collaborations between teachers, out‐of‐school educators and STEM professionals, resulting in novel curricula, activities and expanded programs.
          • Expand the capacity of STEM providers and educators—within and across school and out‐of‐school settings—to increase targeted youth interest, engagement, and identity with STEM.

     

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    EvanSTEM Initiatives

    EvanSTEM Outcomes

    A living ecosystem of STEM providers in Evanston creating new STEM programs, experiences, curricula and PD modules, resulting in:

      • Increased participation and dosage rates of targeted youth
      • Increased use of math, science and engineering practices to problem solve across settings
      • Evidence of sequential, cross-setting pathways navigated by youth
      • Increased teacher/educator effectiveness within and across settings
      • Improved educators attitudes re: integrated, cross-setting STEM approaches
      • Increased family involvement, support and understanding of STEM progression & career opportunities.
      • Plans to disseminate lessons and scale and sustain the EvanSTEM model