The Chicago STEM Education Consortium (C-STEMEC) is comprised of four STEM-related university centers: the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Chicago, the Loyola Center for Science and Mathematics Education at Loyola University, the Learning Sciences Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the STEM Center at DePaul University.
Our work is aimed at fostering smart decision-making about STEM teaching and learning in Illinois. Our work is governed by a set of principles. Support for C-STEMEC comes from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.
Putting It All Together: Supporting K-12 STEM Education In Illinois provides a series of low or no cost recommendations for state-level actors that have the potential to improve STEM learning in Illinois.
Implementing The Next Generation Science Standards: Hallmarks of a Fully Realized School System presents a classroom and school vision for the Next Generation Science Standards.