STEM Funders Network Adds Cities
The STEM Funders Network met recently to discuss the importance of funding STEM programs on a local level where the communities can be more invested in the outcome of the programs. This develops an ecosystem where communities fund the programs and the STEM students learn to solve problems in the community. Jan Morrison, president of TIES, said ecosystems help programs “change the ways kids learn, change the way educators teach and to improve our communities” by helping them share ideas about approaching STEM and computer science. She stressed the importance of computer science being taught at early ages. The National Community of Practice (COP) Ecosystem aims to build cross-collaborative learning platforms in 100 cities by 2020.
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