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  1. SECME Program Ava D. Rosales, PhD Instructional Supervisor Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  2. SECME: STEMulating Minds It takes (A)… Try it attitudeEnjoymentActionMotivation

  3. SECME, Inc • Formerly the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering • Currently diversity in STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) • Mission to promote historically under-represented, underserved and differently-abled students to pursue and complete postsecondary studies in STEM

  4. Mini-Grants SECME Model Student Scholarships National Level Scholarships to Summer Institute Professional Development District Olympiad Competition District Level Engineering Site Field Trip Networking with Teachers and Engineers Nationally Saturday Design Seminars National Student Competition Provides Engineer and University Support Sponsors National Summer Institute School Level Club meetings Sponsors Teachers to Summer Institute Classroom activities People and Expertise Teachers Counselors Administrators Parents Students Participate in Olympiad Shadow an Engineer Day Guest speakers Involve parents Resource and Materials Student , Parent and Teacher Recognition Student data Longitudinal Data Statistics Awards Banquet… M-DCPS Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education 2006 Communications Network

  5. M-DCPS SECME PROGRAMWhat makes it work? • Teacher, counselor, and parent resource • Engaging hands -on student activities that enhance mathematics, science, and engineering concepts • Collaboration with experts, colleges and industry • Student, teacher, parent motivation • District support - program coordination M-DCPS Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education 2006

  6. SECME ENHANCES MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE CURRICULUM CURRICULUM SECME Inquiry based learning Mathematics and science applications to solving real world problems School to Career Initiative Engineering design seminars Engineering design and construction (bridges, mousetrap cars, egg drop containers, water bottle rockets, robotic hand) Workshops at Colleges, shadow an engineer day, engineering site field trips, guest speakers M-DCPS Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education 2006

  7. Saturday Design Seminar Dates Middle and High School ONLY • October 15 – Robotic Hand • November 5 – Bridge ALL Students, Teachers and Parents • November 19 – Waterbottle Rocket • Weekly briefing sent to schools • Posted at District SECME Website • Posted at Professional Development portal

  8. Practice SECME Events American High School Bridge Building Competition November 9, 2011 Time : 8 am to 12 pm American High School Water Bottle Rocket Competition December 7, 2011 Time : 8 am to 12 pm

  9. SECME Festival and Olympiad • Registration: Early December 2011 • Project Check-in: January 20, 2012 • Competition: January 21, 2012

  10. District SECME Websitehttp://science.dadeschools.net/secme/default.html

  11. Registration code for National Office FL19

  12. What Data Do We Need? Qualitative Quantitative

  13. Always focus on the Goal(s)… • Focus on the ultimate outcome(s) of the SECME program. • Ask “What difference will SECME make in the long run?” e.g., What impact will it have on learners?

  14. Where’s the Data? • Data warehouses • District Assessment Office, State • School • Student records • Classroom • Gradebook • SECME events • Surveys, observations, questionnaires,

  15. What Next? • Disaggregate • Analyze

  16. Presentation Models

  17. Percentage of Title I SECME Schools • Total # of Participating SECME Schools 2004 - 2005 • 40 Elementary • 27 Middle • 22 Senior High • 1 K-8 Centers • 2 Alternative Note: Based on the number of Title I Schools in the District

  18. District and SECME Performanceon the 2005 FCAT SSS Mathematics, by Ethnicity, All Students Tested, Grade 5

  19. Site Visits and Seminars • Participating in SECME makes me feel: • “like I am a part of something special” –African American male SECME student, grade 11 • Participating in SECME makes me feel: • “like I can do something that I would never think I can”–African American female SECME student, grade 10

  20. Participating in SECME makes me feel: • “like an engineer”–Hispanic male SECME student, grade 8 • Participating in SECME makes me feel: • “like I’m an engineer in training!”–Hispanic female SECME student, grade 11

  21. “My son wants to be a rocket scientist. Before SECME he wanted to be a rapper.” -Elementary School SECME Parent

  22. Surveys Electronic – fast and efficient • District/Central Office website form-fill Paper/Pencil Surveys – accessible to all

  23. Contact Information Ava D. Rosales, PhD arosales@dadeschools.net 305-995-4537