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STEM Transitions: Enhancing Mathematics and Science Rigor through Evidence-Based Curriculum Projects

OVAE, through a grant to the League for Innovation in the Community College (League) and the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), implemented the STEM Transitions project to develop instructional materials and curricula for community college faculty that integrate academic and technical mathematics and science skills in six career cluster areas:

  • Health Science
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Education and Training
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

The League and CORD used innovative, online collaboration technology to engage community college faculty and industry representatives across the nation in constructing 61 integrated curriculum projects. The projects include rubrics for assessment, research-based teaching strategies, and authentic tasks that encourage students to apply academic and technical skills to solve real world problems.