REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: Adaptable Existing Asset Mapping Tools
Posted: March 21, 2019 | Deadline: April 29, 2019
TIES, the manager and operator of the STEM Learning EcosystemsSM Community of Practice (SLECoP), is seeking information about existing asset mapping tools that might be customized for use by the 85 global communities that make up the SLECoP.
The SLECoP provides the architecture for these ecosystems to share strategies and best practices to offer all young people access to STEM-rich learning environments so they can develop important skills and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math from preK through grade 16.
STEM Asset Map Defined. In its most basic sense, an asset map is a geo-located summary of the various STEM resources that exist in a community. When properly developed and deployed, it will engage students, families, formal educators, informal educators, business and industry leaders, government officials, philanthropic leaders and ecosystem coordinators.
How Our STEM Ecosystems Will Use An Asset Map. The idea is that it will become smarter over time as it engages more users. Numerous strategies would be developed and implemented to broadly deploy the asset mapping tool, including:
- Incentivized dissemination to school districts
- Strong social media campaigns
- Legacy media campaigns
- Government offices
- Business and industry, philanthropic and other partners