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Northern Michigan University
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  • Icon for: George Hein

    George Hein

    Professor Emeritus
    May 14, 2018 | 09:34 a.m.

    Your summary  of this interesting program mentions three aspect of your program: Reimagine STEM Summer Youth Academy, the Reimagine STEM Educators Institute, and the Reimagine STEM Fall Summit. Do you find that these support each other or are they fairly separate efforts?

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    David Bonter

    May 14, 2018 | 10:30 a.m.

    Congratulations on a fantastic program and wonderful video. Pure inspiration!

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    Rachel Shefner

    Associate Director
    May 14, 2018 | 06:29 p.m.

     Beautiful video. I liked the use of the term "remembering STEM". It emphasizes the connections to STEM in all of our lives, and that it is not a contrivance. We have much to learn from everyone. The video describes the STEM Educator Institute as a highly impactful piece of this project. Can you describe the expected or measured impact? It is interesting that it includes K-20 educators. How are the teachers interacting across grade levels? What are you expecting to see in classrooms as a result of this?

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    Sarah Hampton

    MS Math and Science Teacher, Volunteer STEAM Coordinator
    May 15, 2018 | 12:22 p.m.

    Like Rachel, the phrase "remembering STEM" resonated with me. It's important for us to recognize and value the STEM practices that have been around in every population before the acronym existed. If your program is successful, I could see others like it reaching different subsets of learners. I grew up in West Virginia and now live in Southwest Virginia. I would like to see something similar connecting Appalachian studies to STEM studies. Did you use another project as a model for your own or is this fairly unique?

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    Teon Edwards

    May 18, 2018 | 08:39 p.m.

    Such important work. It really can "be great. It can be better than it has been." We need more voices in STEM.

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