Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 1/12/2021 - 7:00 PM
Category: INFORMATION / DISCUSSION ITEMS
Type: Info
Subject: 9.3 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
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Attachment Summary
File Attachment:
1-12 STEM Board Report.pdf
Quick Summary / Abstract: Staff will present the status and highlights of our STEM programs.
Background: The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) is dedicated to preparing all students for success in the 21st Century. LVJUSD is a leader in bringing rigorous Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education to our students. We are devoted to offering project-based learning opportunities to prepare them for college and careers. These learning opportunities integrate 21st Century skills into the classroom, providing communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity (4Cs) skills identified as essential by the Partnership for 21st Century Framework. LVJUSD has expanded the 4Cs to include Character development.

Our District has the unique benefit of being in proximity to two national laboratories as partners: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories. Both of these renowned facilities offer our students and staff access to a wide variety of STEM experiences. In addition, our District enjoys wonderful relationships with other STEM-rich businesses in the community to develop STEM-related Work Based Learning opportunities for our students.
Status For more than a decade, LVJUSD has made offering a top-notch STEM program a high priority. Our STEM program provides students with exposure to project-based learning STEM activities beginning as early as kindergarten and continues through high school. Additionally, as a result of our current distance learning format, our STEM program has discovered unique ways to provide workforce level experiences virtually.

While the global pandemic has brought many challenges, a silver lining is that we have now ensured one to one device ratio and all teachers and students are utilizing and integrating technology in teaching and learning.
Fiscal Impact Expenses are paid through grants, designated donations, and our District-established instructional materials budget with Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) dollars.
Superintendent's Recommendation: This report is informational only and requires no action be taken by the Board of Education.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Alyssa Ciraulo - Executive Assistant
Signed By:
Kelly Bowers, Ed.D. - Superintendent