STEM education is integral to a competitive global marketplace. The ESC has always been a leader in mathematics and science education and took the opportunity to retool its Porter Center for Mathematics and Science into a Blueprint for STEM in Lake County. Launched in 2010, the ESC reached out to Jan Morrison, Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM, to lead our county through a process of identifying the Design Principles that would identify all work in the county in the area of STEM. With the help of the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, the first cohort of Lead STEM Practitioners began their training in 2013-2014. Again, with the help of the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation a second cohort of Lead STEM Practitioners is working with the TIES staff to build capacity for STEM in our classrooms.
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