STEM2 Hub envisions high-quality, culturally relevant STEM learning experiences for every child and young person. In STEM2 Hub’s view of Northeast Florida, students should have access to and possess a sense of belonging in STEM and lifelong learning pathways that extend across formal and informal K–12 and higher education settings, including schools, science centers, and other STEM-rich institutions. A STEM education, comprised of the following six core principles, holds promise for powerfully transforming all students’ access to and engagement in STEM.
We convene, inspire, and invest in the STEM2 field by providing the essential missing elements to accelerate the growth of STEM2 education and careers.
We aspire to engage the local community to serve and support students in the Northeast Florida region by enriching their educational experiences to assure future success through…
Communities of Practice:
The Stem2 Hub seeks to deliberately create and participate in communities of practice locally, nationally and internationally with the goal insuring that the most progressive STEM exposures are available in the Northeast Florida Region.
Intentional Play and Risk:
Through the process of exploration and discovery, our students learn by doing while enjoying themselves in an environment of healthy competition where it is safe to fail and where fast failure can be a strategic tool of innovation.
Solving Grand Challenges
Humanity has always taken on challenges to overcome barriers and improve life. Preparing young people by exposing them to appropriate grand challenges throughout their developmental years and the challenges posed should influence the quality of living.
Measures of Learning
Measurements for STEM Learning should be as real/relevant as possible and make a statement to the learner about his/her ability to make relevant contributions or even a significant impact. They must address conceptual understanding in the context of the real world.
Diversity and Opportunity
Purposeful inclusion activities that address very specific needs of young people that have experienced historical biases resulting from race, culture, and gender is critical to providing real opportunities for all.