How ESSA Will Change K-12 STEM Education


September 23, 2016 – The new federal education law — the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) — promises big changes to K-12 science and STEM education teaching and learning. ESSA includes a flexible block grant program that will provide more hands-on learning for at-risk students, pay for these students to participate in STEM competitions, and bring other academic subjects, including the arts, into STEM subject programs.

A joint web seminar hosted by the National Science Teachers Association, the STEM Education Coalition, and STEMx will discuss key STEM provisions in ESSA with the goal of informing STEM state leaders, STEM professionals and science and STEM teachers about the new bipartisan federal education law. The seminar will also provide tips on how these stakeholders can engage and advocate for STEM programs in their communities and keep STEM education a top priority as states, districts and schools transition from No Child Left Behind to the Every Student Succeeds Act.

All educators and interested individuals are welcome to attend this interactive, 90 minute webinar on Wednesday, October 5 at 4:30 p.m. MT, but particularly if your role is one of those listed below:

  • Science and STEM teachers, teacher leaders and district administrators

  • State STEMx members

  • Members of the STEM Education Coalition

  • State and district stakeholders across K-12 and higher education, business, government, and philanthropy who work to support STEM teaching and learning

  • Science, engineering, business, technology and other professionals from the STEM communities with an interest in the future of K-12 STEM and science education

  • All participants will receive a certificate of participation and 100 Learning Center activity points for attending and completing the post-seminar evaluation. An archive and presentation slides will be available at the end of the program.

    Learn more about the webinar and register here.