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MULTI STEM is a Community Based Approach to Engaging Students and Teachers in Effective STEM Education

Multi STEM (NSF 1615193) has been advancing efforts of the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program to better understand and promote practices that increase students' motivations and capacities to pursue careers in fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) by implementing a strategy that purposefully combines educational methodologies based on the Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program. Pre-service and in-service teachers participated in sessions that developed skills to attract and retain students in education pathways to STEM careers through a community-based model that comprehensively addresses teacher preparedness and student participation in STEM fields. Over the four years of Multi STEM to date, we have grown into  a community of co-learners…scientists and teacher educators, undergraduate research assistants, and pre- and in-service teachers. 


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A Community-based Approach to Engaging Students and Teachers

This video documents three years of work on an ITEST grant that represents a collaboration between Metropolitan State University of Denver, Community College of Denver, GLOBE, and University of New Hampshire. Our work has focused on broadening access to STEM pathways for students and families who are underrepresented in STEM opportunities. The video shares an overview of our project components--workshops for preservice and inservice elementary and secondary teachers, near peer mentorship of K-12 students by college students, and STEM career expos.


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STEM Teaching Tools 

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Multi STEM Newsletters

MULTI Oct 2019 Newsletter

MULTI January 2020 Newsletter

MULTI May 2020 Newsletter

Additional resources for educators.... Request an onsite STEM workshop, a STEM Speaker, or instructional development assistance

Contact us: 

The MULTI teaching staff and partners are available to assist in the development and instruction of the following STEM topics. For information or to set up a workshop at your location contact Janelle Johnson or Richard Wagner

Additionally, MULTI sponsored student researchers are available to present to your classroom on various topics. 

Possible Topics

  • Physics
    • Mass, volume, and density
    • Gravity
    • Energy
    • Waves
  • Biology
    • Cells
    • Genetics
    • Human biology and health
  • Chemistry
    • Atoms and elements
    • Chemical bonds
    • pH/acid-base reactions
  • Earth Science
    • Rocks and minerals
    • Weather and seasons
    • Soil and erosion
    • Climate change
    • Water
  • Engineering
    • Water treatment and filtration
    • Wetland construction
    • "Build a..." solar water heater, rocket, etc.
  • Ecology
    • Climate changes and ecosystems
    • Grassland and Bison ecology
    • Soil erosion
    • Geography and topography

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