Tuesday, October 25, 2011

RWB STEM School Webinar, 11/1/11

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Webinar 3: What is a STEM School? 

Math, Engineering, Technology and Science Academy (METSA), Carrollton, TX and the New Tech Network


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Researchers Without Borders (RWB) is an initiative of the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Chicago. RWB is an online working environment devoted to interdisciplinary, collaborative and open research approaches to solving complex problems affecting education and other fields.




View Archived STEM School Webinars 1 and 2 here 


View Data Visualizations on STEM Schools here




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Communities are a key part of RWB. In these communities, you can raise and discuss emerging issues, questions and ideas about open research and RWB projects. Participate in the conversation about STEM education!


Don't forget to register  for the November 1, 2011 STEM school webinar. See below for further information.

Many conversations in education today are focused on "STEM" schools. However there is no shared understanding about exactly what STEM schools are. This webinar series will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about a range of STEM schools across the country and to share information and engage with one another. These webinars will be relevant to anyone interested in STEM education today.  


Webinar 3: What is a STEM School? Math, Engineering, Technology and Science Academy (METSA), Carrollton, TX and the New Tech Network

Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 3-4:30 pm CST


This session will provide an in-depth look at Math, Engineering, Technology and Science Academy (METSA) in Carrollton, TX and the New Tech Network. METSA is for students interested in the field of engineering or engineering technology. The Academy is housed at R. L. Turner High School, a comprehensive 9-12 grade high school located in Carrollton and one of four high schools in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District. The program offers college preparatory mathematics and science courses, introduces students to the discipline of engineering and engineering technology, with the appropriate scope and rigor prior to entering college. The coursework is delivered in a project- or problem-based approach that allows students to investigate and experience practical problem-solving. METSA creates personalized learning environments where all students are given individual attention and challenged to meet high expectations. METSA is an open enrollment, T-STEM (Texas --Science Technology, Engineering and Math), Title I public school-within-a-school model which opened its doors in August 2007 to 86 incoming freshman. Since then we have added an additional class each year so that we now serve 337 students in grades 9th-12th. METSA enriches students' academic experience with a variety of active learning opportunities such as field-based experiences, senior exhibitions, and internships. In addition to acquiring technical knowledge and skills, students gain an understanding of career opportunities available in the field of engineering. 


Presenters include: Mansoureh Tehrani, Director of Math, Engineering, Technology and Science Academy (METSA) * A New Tech Network school, Carrollton, TX and Kevin Gant, New Tech Network Coach


To register for these webinars go to

 Researchers Without Borders 


Upcoming Webinars


Webinar 4: What is a STEM School? Rochester STEM High School, Rochester, NY

Thursday, November 17, 2011, 3-4:30pm CST


Webinar 5: What is a STEM School? Describing STEM School Models

Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 3-4:30pm CST


For more information and to register for these free webinars, go to Researchers Without Borders  


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This work is supported in part by the National Science Foundation.

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