School STEM Certification
- A plaque presented to the principal/school leader by the IASL association’s leadership or his/her designee
- Principal/School leader will automatically be nominated for an International Award for STEM Leadership
- Nomination of one but not more than three teachers to be part of the international STEM Teaching awards recognition program
- Nomination of one but not more than three student portfolios demonstrating STEM skills - entered into the International Student Awards Contest
- Publicity on the IASL website and a press release to the school and local community.
- One-on-one phone interview with the Principal/School leader and accompanying CV
- A written statement of interest with confirmation of IASL membership fee
- A self-study addressing the school’s ability to demonstrate mastery of STEM education. The self-study will provide evidence of STEM/PBL education mastery using a variety of fact-finding methods and data analysis including curriculum review, teacher professional development, student projects, community involvement, and publication of such on school website.
- A phone interview with three to five key teachers with accompanying CVs
- Submittal of the school’s technology and/or STEM three to five year strategic plan
- Site visit is conducted by IASL members. Site visit is usually one to three days depending on the size of the school and/or number of students. All transportation and room/board charges are paid for by the school for each site visit team member.
- Site visit includes:
- Interview with school/community partners
- Interview with students
- Interview with teachers/administrators
- Interview with parents
- Review of student portfolios/PBL
- Professional development training modules/agendas
- Viewing of STEM program in action (live or online)
- Evidence of student/teacher/community STEM learning outcomes
- Evidence that the STEM program is monitored and evaluated at key points by all stakeholders
- Draft of recommendations and/or areas of improvement to achieve STEM designation is provided on last day of visit by IASL site visit team.
- Addendum with further evidence to address recommendations and/or areas of improvement can be provided by the school to IASL within 10 days.
- Final IASL decision for STEM designation and “next steps” communicated to principal/school leader within 30 days of visit.
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