Ensuring that every student can thrive in the regional STEM economy
Governor's MiSTEM Advisory Council
The Governor’s MiSTEM Advisory Council released our 2020 Annual Report. The Council has established three priorities for 2020-21 that will continue to move STEM forward in Michigan. These priorities are to be carried out through actions that empower STEM teachers and integrate education with business.
- Priority 1: Strengthen the Network (focus on equity)
- Priority 2: Contribute to the COVID-19 Response
- Priority 3: Elevate Computer Science
Our work revolves around four pillars of STEM education:
Integrating Business and Education
to provide authentic STEM experiences for students and teachers
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Check out the archived video press release with Lt. Governor Gilchrist.
We still have Elementary, MS and HS computer science professional learning going on this summer, free because they are covered by grants and include teacher stipends. Please visit MI-CODING - Home - www.mi-coding.com/ .
Michigan selected for $15M Code.org pilot program expanding AP Computer Science
Advanced Placement Computer Science (AP CS) opportunities are expanding in Michigan thanks to a $15 million Code.org pilot program launching in seven states. The pilot focuses on expanding AP CS course offerings to more students and increasing diversity to ensure CS courses are available to all students.
Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist hosted a live web-press release on 5/10/2021 announcing this new opportunity. At the web-meeting, Carrie Russell, teacher at Cody High School in Detroit Public Schools Community District, spoke about increasing diversity. Cody HS recently received the Advanced Placement Computer Science Female Diversity Award from the College Board for having at least 50% or higher female exam rates on the AP CS Principles exam. www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WcfhiyCi1M
Wayne County schools will now have the opportunity to offer two college-level computer science courses to students with full curriculum materials and professional development support for teachers at no cost with the support of grant funds through the MiSTEM Network. To learn about taking part in this pilot, visit www.mi-coding.com/ .
To date, MiSTEM’s partnership with College Board and Code.org has trained over 300 AP Computer Science teachers and launched over 300 new AP courses at no cost to Michigan schools. The results have been stunning – the number of students taking AP CS exams has increased more than 400% while maintaining the rate of students who earn college credit. During this time, more than 70% of Michigan students earned a score of 3 or higher on AP CSP Exams. This score qualifies those students to potentially earn college credit for their accomplishment.
Lastly, we still have Elementary, MS and HS computer science professional learning going on this summer, free because they are covered by grants and include teacher stipends. Please visit MI-CODING - Home - www.mi-coding.com/ .
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