The Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM has experience in starting up of a broad portfolio of network types designed to support advances in education transformation.
In order to meet a growing demand and to prepare students for the unique challenges of an increasingly global, knowledge-based, innovation-driven economy, we must create a new school design that places math and science more squarely at the center of the educational enterprise.
Imagine to Make for an Innovating and Dynamic Workforce: TIES, together with the Fab Foundation is responding to the growing needs of education institutions across the world for innovative and engaging learning spaces.
High Tech High Graduate School of Education recently received a grant from the Walton Foundation to sponsor 12 school leadership fellows for the 14/15 academic year (and 12 more the following year).Because of this grant, school leadership fellows receive free tuition and a $2000 per month living stipend.
Eleven students have been chosen to represent MC2STEM High School as the Design Squad and participate in the 2014 United States Science and Engineering Festival in Washington D.C.! The Design Squad collaborates with TIES (Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM) and students worldwide on different projects. We have started this great student lead collaboration between not only MC2 STEM campuses, but nationally!
Our nation's children need opportunities to continue their education through the formal education system and into the workplace. Our 21st century children find the need to earn a living wage while they complete one credential after another in a quest to better themselves and their family's future. A Learn and Earn strategy needs to be embraced by all states and then, promoted through funding provided by federal agencies, private philanthropy and the corporate philanthropic community as well. Our children and country deserve nothing less.
~ Janice Morrison, 2011