The STEM Careers Coalition™ – the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate and non-profit leaders and anchored in schools by Discovery Education – recently was named the Best Freebies for STEM Careers as part of the Educators Pick Best of STEM® 2023 Awards. The Educators Pick Best of STEM Awards are the only awards program judged by STEM educators.
The awards program, operated in partnership with the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and MCH Strategic Data, and for the first time this year with the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT), spotlights innovative products, technologies, and services that are changing the world of STEM education. Submissions were evaluated in a two-part judging process. First, by an expert panel of judges, then by more than 267,000 STEM educators, who were given the opportunity to evaluate the finalists via survey.
“The number of remarkable products and the degree of innovation made an enormous impression on the judges,” said Annie Galvin Teich, president of The Teich Group and lead judge. “Educators value the alignment with NGSS standards, the use of simulations, instructional support for teachers, and the flexibility of implementation for different modes of instruction across all STEM topics.”
The STEM Careers Coalition solves for critical gaps in diverse representation in the STEM professional workforce. The Coalition is an alliance of industries and non-profit organizations, reaching 6.7 million teachers and students with equitable access to STEM resources and career connections since it’s launch in 2019. The Coalition will continue to ignite student curiosity and influence a diverse future STEM workforce and reach 10 million teachers and students by 2025. View the complete list of STEM Career Coalition partners here.
“We are proud to receive this award and are thankful to the judges and educators for their hard work,” said Jackie Smalls, Vice President of Social Impact Coalitions at Discovery Education. “The STEM Careers Coalition diversifies the STEM workforce by providing teachers and students equitable access to innovative content and learning experiences. Aligned to learning standards and created with innovative industry leading organizations, the resources ignite and sustain student curiosity in STEM.”
Learn more about the Educators Pick Best of STEM 2023 Awards and the other winners here.