What Everyone Should Know About Successful K–12 STEM Education

Martin Storksdieck, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences
In this session, learn more about the National Research Council report, Successful K-12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective Approaches in Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, which provides a review of research on STEM-focused schools, effective STEM practices, and effective schooling, and makes recommendations for improving STEM education. The presenter will also discuss Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education: A Nation Advancing?, which identifies 14 indicators linked to the Successful K-12 STEM Education report's recommendations that can be used to monitor progress in K-12 STEM education and make informed decisions about improving it.

About the Presenter:
Martin Storksdieck, Director, Board on Science Education, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences
Martin Storksdieck is the director of the Board on Science Education at the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, where he oversees studies that address a wide range of issues related to science education and science learning across the lifespan. These include the recent Framework for K–12 Science Education that forms the blueprint for the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Successful K–12 STEM Schools and subsequent Monitoring Progress Towards Successful K–12 Education reports. Storksdieck previously served as director of project development and senior researcher at the not-for-profit Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI), where he studied science learning in immersive environments; models of involving researchers and scientists in science museums and science centers; understanding the impact of science hobbyists, such as amateur astronomers, on the public understanding of science; or ways to better connect science learning in and out of schools. At ILI, Storksdieck also conducted front-end formative and summative project evaluations in the area of informal and environmental science education. Before his involvement in science education and learning research, Storksdieck developed shows and programs on global environmental change for a planetarium in Germany; served as editor, host, and producer for a weekly environmental news broadcast; and worked on local environmental management systems and sustainability for the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives’ European office. Storksdieck holds a master’s in Biology from the Albert-Ludwigs University (Freiburg, Germany), a master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Education from Leuphana University (Lüneburg, Germany).