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Scaling STEM With ISTE Standards: Support for Districts and Curriculum Directors

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Listen and learn : Panel

Tuesday, December 1, 11:45 am–12:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Dr. Kecia Ray  
STEM is a prominent way to integrate math and science curricula and incorporating the ISTE Standards can provide the foundational support for other standards. Learn from a panel of district leaders with proven STEM practices. Additionally, this session will highlight effective practices in teaching STEAM in an online environment.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Using the ISTE Standards
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Career and technical education, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Visionary Planner
  • Build on the shared vision by collaboratively creating a strategic plan that articulates how technology will be used to enhance learning.
  • Evaluate progress on the strategic plan, make course corrections, measure impact and scale effective approaches for using technology to transform learning.
  • Engage education stakeholders in developing and adopting a shared vision for using technology to improve student success, informed by the learning sciences.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation, Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this panel is to provide effective practices in scaling STEM programs when you have ISTE standards implemented. The panelist will provide evidence of their success and a variety of models utilized in urban districts.


The panel will present their respective case studies of scaled STEM programs built on the foundation of ISTE standards. The facilitator (Kecia) will spend 10 minutes setting up the panel. Each of the 3 panelist will have 2 minutes to introduce their district and 8 minutes to share their program successes and challenges. The audience will have 20 minutes to ask the panelist questions.

Supporting research

STEM Theoretical Framework in High Schools

College Major Choice in STEM: Revisiting Confidence and Demographic Factors

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Dr. Kecia Ray, ISTE Past President

Kecia is a strategic thinker and a proven leader in K12 transformation. Her career includes designing technology within the Frist Art Museum and directing technology research through Vanderbilt University Outreach programs. She was appointed as a turnaround agent by the Tennessee Commissioner of Education and established award-winning instructional technology programs recognized internationally. ​Dr. Ray was named ’20 to Watch’ by the National School Board Association, Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, a Top 10 EdTech Leader by Tech and Learning, an ISTE Making IT Happen recipient, and most recently named a Top 100 EdTech Influencer by EdTech Digest.

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