STEM

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The STEM unit is a department of the Instructional Services division of the Orange County Department of Education. The STEM unit is composed of science,  educational technology, engineering, and math coordinators, program specialists, and administrative team. 

The Orange County Department of Education Vision
Orange County students will lead the nation in college and career readiness and success.

STEM Vision
Orange County will lead the State of California in providing high-quality, rigorous STEM education for all students

Our Mission
To build an inclusive STEM community that empowers all learners to better their world


We do this by providing...

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Professional Learning
We provide learner-centric professional ​learning at OCDE in our active learning spaces or at school districts.
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Even​ts
We coordinate STEM-related events that connect schools, ​networks, community, and industry.
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Consultations
We consult with districts at their request on integrated STEM Education.
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Partnerships
We collaborate with education partners to support STEM programs during the K-12 regular school day, at informal learning sites in the community, and for programs that provide expanded STEM learning.

 Goals for Orange County School Districts

Innovate

STEM provides an empathetic approach by listening to your district challenges, LCAP goals, and opportunities to help design an Integrated approach to STEM Education during school, in informal learning spaces, and after school programs.

Collaborate

STEM supports a community of collaboration through professional learning, leadership meetings, and connecting districts through panel discussions and site visits.
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Educate

Co-strategize a plan to implement or support Integrated STEM Education through face-to-face professional learning, job-embedded coaching, and online learning through a continuous process of action and reflection in order to identify, design, and refine successful practice of Integrated STEM Education.

Integrate

STEM provides research-based strategies on integrated learning to support STEM education across grade levels and programs.
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Contact


 
Dennis Cole
Director, STEM & Humanities
dcole@ocde.us
714.966.4362
Holly Steele
Administrator, STEM
hsteele@ocde.us
714.966.4092
Bernadette Gutierrez
Administrative Supervisor
bgutierrez@ocde.us
714.966.4443

 
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Orange County Dept. of Education
200 Kalmus Drive
​Costa Mesa, California, 92626
​714.966.4000​



 


​"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
​~Thomas Edison​

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