EcosySTEM Partners and Collective Impact
Idaho STEM Ecosytem partners have already started to engage in collective work to strengthen Idaho STEM from cradle to career! From making commitment statements showing support for our work to joining forces to launch innovative projects, ecosystem partners are making a difference.
The EcosySTEM is a member of the STEM Learning Ecosystem Community of Practice (SLECoP), joining 100 other STEM ecosystems from across the country and the world. As a member of SLECoP, Idaho is part of a group that shares strategies and resources with each other for creating and building STEM workforce pathways, training STEM teachers, and building the type of infrastructure that will allow for diverse partners to work together for shared goals and needs.
More information on STEM ecosystems:
- STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice (SLECoP)
- Idaho STEM Ecosystem information on SLECoP website
The EcosySTEM is always looking for partner organizations, agencies, businesses, and industry leaders to engage and assist with the work! Interested in learning more or bringing your business/organization on board? Contact Erica Compton.
Commitment Statement Resources
If you are struggling to find the right words to form your commitment statement, these resources might help. The first is a google doc that provides a word template and sample statements which can be found here: Commitment Examples. The other is called Commitment Wizard, which is offered by CSforALL. With this tool you simply answer a short series of questions, and it generates a commitment statement for you!
Read some of our Partner Commitment Statements below. Hover over the text to allow more time to read the statement.
Partner Commitment Statements
The State Department of Education will administer the Science Education Grant Program, providing funds to private, nonprofit corporations incorporated or registered in the State of Idaho to encourage the establishment, expansion, or maintenance of science education programs.
The Idaho State Department of Education will work with EcosySTEM partners to create meaningful arts integration and implementation into STEM activities.
Provide equal access to STEM-related journal articles, online activities, and e-books for all K-12 students through the LiLI Databases and Idaho Digital E-Book Alliance (IDEA).
Make the Countdown to Coding online training modules freely available for caregivers and early childhood educators to facilitate integrating basic computer science concepts into regular routines and playtime.
Sponsor Make It at the Library professional development and STEM tools for 45 libraries/communities.
Offer a fifth year of Summer STEM from Your Library to at least 60 public and school libraries and their communities to provide high-quality STEM learning experiences that engage students when they are out of school.
The ICfL also pledges to share information about STEM resources with library staff on a monthly basis, co-host professional development for families and educators, and actively participate in STEM Ecosystem committees and activities throughout 2021.
Idaho Division of Career Technical Education commits the following staffing support:
Chet Andes, Trades & Industry Program Quality Manager to serve on the Career Pathway and Exposure Workgroup
Justin Touchstone, Assistant Director of Program Quality to serve on the Professional Development Workgroup
We look forward to continued collaboration and partnership in expanding Computer Science and STEM in Idaho.
- Museum of Idaho, Idaho Falls STEM Gateway to the West
- Southside Elementary STEM-azing Cocolalla
- Salmon Public Library, Building a STEM Identity & Making Thought Leaders
- Idaho State University and Pocatello/ Chubbuck School District 25 Partner to Build STEM Awareness in Southeast Idaho
- More Graduating Seniors Are Earning STEM Diplomas at Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25
- Idaho Power and Idaho STEM Ecosystem Team Up for STEM Activities in Salmon
- American Falls School District: Planting STEM, Growing Roots