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“We Are The Future” Nationwide Collaboration to promote STEM education. Bella Abrahams Corporate Affairs Director Intel Israel May 2013 Intel ISEF, Educator Academy. How did we get there? Problem statement Strategy for a solution
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“We Are The Future” Nationwide Collaboration to promote STEM education Bella Abrahams Corporate Affairs Director Intel Israel May 2013 Intel ISEF, Educator Academy
How did we get there? Problem statement Strategy for a solution Model Strategy and plan CharacteristicsSuccess indicators Summary and conclusion Summary & Applicability CONTENT
HIGH QUALITY STEM MATRICULATION Percentage of 12th grade students entitled to high-quality STEM matriculation diploma, 2000-2010 • Only 6% of Israeli studentswhotake the matriculationexamsfinish high school with a high-qualitymatriculationdiplomain STEM! Source: Stepping on Diamonds: Israel’s Unrealized Excellence Potential, Ofer Rimon and Dmitry Romanov. 2012
STUDENTS’ STUDY PLANS When you think about the next school year/s, what are the three subjects that you would like to study at a 5-unit level for the matriculation exam? Please rank them in order of importance.” Source: Intel Israel and Focus Marketing, 2012
COMPULSARY GENERAL SUBJECTS – MATHEMATICSCOMPARISON BETWEEN 2007 AND 2009 2009 - 2010 Source: Ministry of Education , exams portal
PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE PERSPECTIVE 2013+ Enhancing a national program 2000-2010 Deliver Programs 2010+ MOU with MOE • Broad national coalition to increase STEM graduates rate from 6% to 14% by 2016 • 20% by 2020 • 480,000kids in Intel Learn • >60,000 teachers in Intel Teach • >1,000 submissions to Intel ISEF • Intel’s ICT tools part of MOE’s training + web • STEM-promoting “a culture of scientists” • Tech + pedagogic consultant
2010 STEP – Science and TechnologyExcellenceProgram • MOE’sNational STEM program • 229 Schools; ~30,000 Students • Increase rate of students with high quality STEM Matriculation • Identify potential students, follow up, add STEM hours, excellence coordinator
WE ARE THE FUTURE STRATEGY • Policy • Advocating for policy reform on measuring schools and students: MOE and academia • Policy • Policy • Enablers • Coalition of partners, Raise Awareness +PR • to achieve goals, ICT program Students enhance motivation and learning, engage parents and influencers • Enablers • Enablers Students Students We Are The Future Professional Development Providing development opportunities, tools and training for teachers, increase # of STEM teachers Research and Evaluation Evaluation-Check program’s effectiveness, Research- reach program goal, create reliable data base • Research • and • Evaluation • Research • and • Evaluation • Professional • Development • Professional • Development Based on STEM Educational Transformation
RESULTS MOE: No. 1 in massive exposure to STEM "I wasn't sure until I heard the lecture but now I'll certainly take the 5-unit level in math“ Tanya, High school student, Ashdod "As a direct outcome of the lecture, the number of students choosing computer science for next year has doubled“ Shlomi Dahan, Headmaster
SUMMARY AND APPLICABILITY • Join a defined national goal • Industry is collaborating with MOE, not replacing • Wide coalition –> higher impact • Partners may choose to join part of the vectors, or all of them. • Leverage partners advantages. e.g. employees skill-based voluntarism • Holistic approach - STEM Education Transformation model • All program vectors can be easily replicable in IS and WW
MOU WITH MOE 1. Intel provided technological consulting to MOE on new platforms, security etc. with Intel volunteers: The Impact:MOE director general issued a formal letter to students based on our recommendations. 2. STEM’s new approach: promoting “a culture of scientists” in 6th and 8th grades. The Impact: overall policy change in Israel’s educational system; strengthening ISEF as a national competition. The Impact: ISEF defined as 1 of 5 national competitions in a formal MOE policy document and MOE increases co-funding in ISEF3. ICT: Intel’s tools and resources now part of MOE’s training offering for teachers, and Intel resources are posted on MOE’s website. The impact: all teachers are potentially exposed.
STUDENTS’ DESIRED CAREER AREAS Breakdown of students planning to work in computer science / exact science / engineering based on stated study plans 105% 47% First choice Second choice Third choice Source: Intel Israel and Focus Marketing, 2012
The Geometry Mobile App A mobile application running on iPhone and Android devices Contains all 104 geometry theorems Target audience: students of 9th-12th junior high and high-school grades Cooperation with Israel’s MOE and Intel SSG The Hackathon - 30 volunteers + 32 school kids