CEI’s support of STEM education in 2017

January 13, 2017

STEM Career PathwaysHappy New Year!

As we enter 2017, I want to take a moment to share some exciting news with you. CEI is supporting the launch of Colorado STEM as a separate endeavor that will now move outside of CEI. CEI initiated this important scope of work in late 2012 to ensure all learners in our state have access to the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and experiences needed to succeed in college, career, and life. This work was two-fold: to coordinate, align, and measure progress across a diverse set of partners advancing STEM education PreK through adult workforce; and to support districts and educators to implement quality K-12 STEM programming.

CEI’s mission is to accelerate educational improvement and innovation across Colorado. Our vision is that every student in Colorado is prepared and unafraid to succeed in school, work, and life, and ready to take on the challenges of today, tomorrow, and beyond. We catalyze bold, comprehensive change in public education in Colorado by sharing knowledge, creating collaborative partnerships, and building capacity. We nurture and maximize innovation by providing the space and support for prototyping new ideas and working with leaders who are prepared to embrace what works.

We are excited about what we were able to do while incubating this statewide STEM effort. CEI supported the development of Colorado STEM – a public-private partnership focused on implementing the Colorado STEM Education Roadmap, a community-developed plan to advance STEM education across the state. Colorado STEM has a broader focus than K-12 schools and districts and will now spin out as an organization, with CEI as strategic partner.

CEI will expand and accelerate our work to support districts and educators across the state

Stay tuned as we continue to support Colorado STEM in this exciting journey and visit our website to see the innovative and impactful STEM work CEI is advancing in 2017 and beyond.

Rebecca Holmes
President and CEO