STEM Champions and Partners
Collective Impact Partnerships
The Theory of Action for the Regional STEM Hub strategy is based upon a collective impact partnership model where partnerships engage with multiple sectors in the community; eliminate locally defined inequities; use data for continuous improvement; and leverage community assets in efforts to improve practice and increase opportunities related to STEM education. Hubs align partner efforts towards a common agenda with a commitment to using relevant data for continuous improvement. Where regional programming gaps exist, STEM Hubs also implement strategies that include:
- educator professional development around best practices in STEM instruction,
- implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core,
- increasing in and out of school hands-on STEM learning experiences for students, and
- deepening student connections to the fast-growing STEM employment opportunities in the state of Oregon.