On October 8, 2014 over 100 STEM leaders from through Wisconsin came together for a summit on STEM education. An executive summary of that summit has now been released. A few takeaway ideas include:
- STEM Education should be integrated and thematic, connect to real world problems and careers, and be relevant and engaging for all students.
- A statewide STEM network should have a clear structure and vision, be connected to stakeholders, share best practices and resources, advocate for STEM programs and understanding, support effective STEM teaching, and be sustainable.
- Hopes moving forward include: directly supporting K-5 STEM work (building a solid foundation), building a common definition of STEM education, and providing funding and guidance for regoinal networks.