Video: White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools. YouTube video posted by the White House of the kickoff of the 2016 summit on Next Generation High Schools, recognizing commitments from states and school districts to redesign their high schools. Features Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr.

Federal Resources

FACT SHEET: White House Announces New Resources at Second Annual Summit on Next Generation High Schools. Key new federal resources to advance Next Generation High Schools.

2015 Forum & Report

On November 9th, 2015 Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and SRI International, with the support of NSF, hosted the 2015 Forum on Next Generation STEM Learning for All in Washington D.C.

The report from the 2015 Forum by Parker, Pillai, & Roschelle (2016) captures key takeaways, strategies, and challenges around how research-based findings and advances help society to re-envision STEM learning and education.

NSF Video Showcases

NSF Video Showcases feature exemplary videos of innovative NSF-funded work to improve teaching and learning and broaden participation in quality STEM and Computer Science experiences.

The NSF 2016 Video Showcase: Advancing STEM Learning for All featured 157 presentations from 403 presenters and co-presenters. Vidoes are categorized by grade level and topic, including math, science, engineering, computer science, cyberlearning, integrating STEM and computer science, technology, professional development models, design and development, research and evaluation, broadening participation, informal learning, NGSS, and Common Core. The showcase drew more than 23,500 unique visitors in 145 countries.

The NSF 2015 Teaching and Learning Video Showcase featured 112 presentations across the same STEM topics, and reached more than 22,000 unique visitors from 146 countries. The 2015 and 2016 showcases were a collaborative effort of seven NSF resource centers, led by MSPnet in collaboration with CADRE, CIRCL, CAISE, STELAR, the CS10K Community and ARC resource centers.

Critical Components

Critical Components are a set of common features, structures, goals, and common outcomes identified by the Opportunity Structures for Preparation and Inspiration (OSPrI) study: A Logic Model that Describes and Explains Eight Exemplary STEM-focused High Schools with Diverse Student Populations. These Critical Components were found in eight STEM-focused high schools with high rates of success and diverse student populations.

10 Initial Critical Components (CCs)

1. College-prep, STEM-focused curriculum for all
2. Reformed instructional strategies and project-based learning
3. Integrated, innovative technology use
4. STEM-rich, informal experiences
5. Connections with business, industry, and the world of work
6. College-level coursework
7. Well-prepared STEM teachers and professionalized teaching staff
8. Inclusive STEM mission
9. Flexible and autonomous administration
10. Supports for underrepresented students

4 Emergent Critical Components (ECCs)

1. Dynamic assessment systems for continuous improvement
2. Innovative and responsive leadership
3. Positive school community and culture of high expectations for all
4. Student agency and choice