Why Collective Action?

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A key goal of the program is…  to involve Chief Science Officers in the state-level conversation of STEM education, building community support is vital. Community and business leaders want to include CSO’s in the conversation

“We Are Stronger TOGETHER than Alone”

by CSO Jesseca at Orbital Student Panel 10/8/15

CSO’s are trained to develop a proposal for future action from a regionally based group of cabinet members to execute. They learn group communication, decision making, stakeholder engagement, and planning skills through a brainstorming and plan generation activity. They are encouraged to create linkages between STEM issues and individual/group actions. Students are encouraged to form bonds as a regional group and begin to work collectively on local area issues.regional

2015 – 2016 Regions / School Districts:

  • Central Valley – Laveen, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Mesa, Rosevelt and Scottsdale
  • North Valley – CaveCreek, Deer Valley, Nadaburg, Suprise, and Peoria
  • SouthEast Valley – Chandler
  • SouthWest Valley – Agua Fria, Avondale, Buckeye, Liberty, Littleton, Pendergast, and Tolleson
  • Northern AZ –  Prescott and ShowLow
  • Southern AZ – Casa Grande, Coolidge, Florence, Maricopa and Tucson

What CSOs have accomplished during the PILOT year:

  • Define Local Educational Issues: Meet with Local Legislators and Attend School Board meetings
  • Develop Relationships with Area Businesses: Present in Student Panels, Tour Facilities and Internship
  • Create a Chief Science Officer YouTube Channel
  • STEM Blogs:  Publish and Discuss Relevant Issues aimed to Educate Peers
  • Network  Share BEST Practices and Create STEM Festivals Together
  • STEM Education: Team with Local Educators, Contribute to Program Standards Definition

Please find a complete list of activities online