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The STEM Shift

A Guide for School Leaders

This inspiring guide makes the process of shifting to comprehensive, integrated STEM instruction within reach! Includes case studies featuring STEM pioneers, checklists and mapping guides.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781483317724
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2015
  • Page Count: 192
  • Publication date: April 22, 2015

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All you need to make the shift to STEM a reality!

Now more than ever, educational leaders are encouraged to implement STEM as the foundation for preparing students with the 21st century skills required for college and career readiness. This resource makes the process of shifting to a comprehensive, integrated STEM school or district within reach!

Invaluable case studies featuring current STEM pioneers from across the country model how successful, STEM-centered learning takes place. You’ll find process-specific best practices and strategies to help you:

  • Understand, create, and lead the STEM change process
  • Transform existing school programs
  • Prepare the school community for STEM and plan for STEM integration
  • Integrate 21st Century Skills, the arts, and humanities
  • Create essential partnerships with business and higher education

Includes step-by-step checklists and visual mapping guides for successfully navigating the STEM change process. Use this groundbreaking resource to systematically implement coherent and integrated STEM instruction that transforms learning and prepares students for the global economy!

Video and web content also available at http://bit.ly/TheSTEMShift.

"Finally! A great book that clearly explains what STEM education is, why we need it, and how to do it well. A must-read for all educators, parents, and policymakers."

Tony Wagner, author of The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators

"Reading Jill and Ann's column in Education Week has been a critical part of my weekly reading since they've begun writing it. I've learned a lot from those short snippets, and now it's exciting to see their expanded thoughts in The Stem Shift. You can't go wrong by reading anything they write!"

Larry Ferlazzo, High school teacher and Ed Week columnist

Key features

This book can be used as both a practitioner resource and a training resource. It is a practical guide both for those trying to lead change as well as those implementing it. The book offers:

  • Field stories throughout. Examples of successful practices will be rich and precise, in order for the reader to get a picture of what the result can look like.
  • Sample processes that can be used to transform existing programs. Checklists and visual mapping of the processes will be included.
  • Tips on how to strategically plan for the shift to STEM.
  • Proven methods for preparing the school community for the shift to STEM.
  • Training suggestions for teachers and leaders.


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Ann Myers

Ann Myers, Ed.D, is Professor Emerita at Sage Colleges where she was Founding Director of the Sage Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership and of the Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Center of the Promotion of Mental Health and School Safety. Prior to her career in higher education, she was District Superintendent at Questar III BOCES, a regional educational organization in Upstate New York. She is a national facilitator affiliated with the Center for Courage and Renewal. She leads Circle of Trust® retreats, leadership development programs and strategic planning for school districts and nonprofit organizations. Ann was a consultant for the Metro Nashville Public Schools on the trust building project. She is the founding chair of New York State Association for Women in Administration and remains on the board for that organization. To all of this work, Ann brings a unique mix of intelligence, wisdom, and intuition. She brought us to understand the nature of an edge walker, called to innovation and exploration and to reflection and growth for herself and others. Ann is co-author with Jill Berkowicz, of Leadership 360, a blog published by Education Week. Ann lives between the Adirondacks in New York State and the gulf coast of Florida with her husband Ed Hallenbeck and her golden retriever.

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Jill Berkowicz

Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. has spent her 30-year career in education focusing on issues of equity and best practices in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and technology, as they affect the development of all learners in the K-12 system. In her leadership roles as a principal and director of curriculum, instruction, and technology, equal access to quality teaching was the foundation of her work. Presently, Jill is an adjunct professor at SUNY New Paltz in the Educational Leadership program. She provides ongoing professional development for teachers and principals. Her work is dedicated to developing schools’ capacity to improve the teaching and learning environment through technology, high-stakes portfolios, and rigorous learning experiences. She serves on the board of New York ASCD and as the Educational Consultant for their digital newsletter. Jill brings energy, passion for innovation and collaboration to all her work. Jill is co-author, with Ann Myers, of Leadership 360, a blog published by Education Week. Jill lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with her partner Bob Santoro.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Part I. Why STEM?

Chapter 1. The Tipping Point

Chapter 2. The 21st Century Learning Environment

Chapter 3. Clearing the Path

Chapter 4. The Achievement Gap

Chapter 5. Special Populations

Part II. Shifting

Chapter 6. The Shift Begins Within a Leader

Chapter 7. Entering the STEM Shift

Chapter 8. Planning the Shift

Chapter 9. STEM Curriculum Shifting

Chapter 10. Developing Capacity: STEM-Centric Professional Development

Chapter 11. Time for STEM

Chapter 12. STEM Collaborations and Trust

Chapter 13. A Call to Action

Appendix: A Checklist for Evaluating the Quality of the Planning Process


Access links to video and web content at http://bit.ly/TheSTEMShift



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Price: $33.95
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