Arizona Science Center

Research has shown that the cultivating of communities of practice is a successful strategy for creating, sharing, and applying knowledge in the business sector. This session will share how the COP strategy has been leveraged successfully in the education sector with 61 Arizona schools. It will describe the processes for establishing cross-stakeholder school teams and bringing them together for a series of meetings to network and both design and share solutions to challenges in STEM education related to funding, obtaining quality curriculum and resources, and engaging with STEM industry.