Join STEMworks™!

Experience the impact of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education (STEM)! The STEMworks™ program provides K-12 educators with a customizable, multi-pronged plan that supports student learning and professional development. Now you can benefit from this proven, progressive method of teaching.

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BECOME A
STEMWORKS™ SCHOOL

This value-added, one-year STEMworks™ School subscription supports up to 10 (ten) teachers. Benefits include:

STEMworks™ STEM Service-Learning 2-Day Training

  • Teachers learn how to be a facilitator to encourage student self-directed learning utilizing the engineering design process.
  • Intensive workshop focuses on developing students' critical thinking, collaboration and responsibility to a team through application of the engineering design process to solve problems.
  • Teachers receive a written STEMworks™ STEM Service-Learning Curriculum including: Tech Tools Guide, Community Resource Guide, College Toolkit, Engineering Design Process Student Toolkit, as well as digital access for lessons and worksheets.
  • Teachers receive ongoing support including two (2) Online Webinars for sharing experiences of EDP Implementation (mandatory for PD credit). Workshop will include pre- and post-assessment evaluation results for all teachers. Note: PD credit is available for this training but requires a three (3) month notice including a signed MOA to initiate credit for any contracted STEMwork™ training.

Variety of Software/Technology Training

  • Teachers and classroom students will have access to attend software and technology tools training provided throughout the school year and summer. Led by STEMworks™ staff and/or industry/educational professionals, training is offered on software technologies such as AutoCAD, GIS, GPS, Adobe Creative Suite, Coding, Drone, and more.

One (1) STEMworks™ THINKit Intro Kit

  • Kit can be customized to support one of the following themes:

    • PROTOTYPING – Tools encouraging design, model and testing of innovations.
    • CODING – Tools encouraging the reading and writing of programming languages.
    • VIRTUAL REALITY – Tools to explore and interact with the world.
    • DIGITAL MEDIA – Tools to visually design messages.
    • CIRCUITS & HARDWARE – Tools to explore electronic connections and inventions.
    • GIS & DRONE – Tools to explore geospatial technology and drones.

Industry Connections

  • Teachers will receive priority notice of Industry Connections Career Events held to connect students with local industry professionals and expose them to the many STEM career opportunities in their communities.
  • STEMworks™ also connects schools to Industry Mentors for student projects.

Resources

  • Teachers and classroom students will have access to Lynda.com training videos, STEM Jobs magazine/poster subscriptions, including local Hawaii STEMworks™ edition, limited Adobe Creative Suite seats, access to GIS and SketchUp Pro software.

Hawaii STEM Conference

  • STEMworks™ teachers and students will receive a discounted rate to attend the 2-Day Annual Hawaii STEM Conference held in Honolulu, Oahu near the end of the school year.
  • Students my compete in pre-conference and on-site STEM competitions, engage in a fun networking session with industry professionals during 5x5, showcase their service-learning projects during STEMwork™ Spotlight, and engage in hands-on sessions with industry and educational professionals showcasing the latest in STEM and professional development.


Summer Internships

  • Qualified STEMworks™ high school students may apply to participate in local six-week internships with local companies and organizations to help with a special project or need while learning more about a STEM career and professional experience.
  • Interns additionally participate in weekly webinars led by STEMworks™ staff and industry professionals to develop students’ communication, resume-building, presentation and career awareness skills.

STEMworks™ Lending Library

  • Teachers will receive discounted access to statewide STEMworks™ Lending Library including iPods, Virtual Reality Kits, Ozobots, Spheros, Hue Animation Kits, Microscopes, Optical Kits, STEMworks™ Energy Kits (formerly Island Energy Inquiry™), and more.