CREATING SUCCESS IN STEM
Core Element helps teachers create learning environments where students discover how to discuss and communicate ideas, listen and work with others, and think like scientists. We help students develop foundational STEM skills that fuel their curiosity, interest and aptitude in science, technology, engineering and math.
Receive a FREE backpack filled with essential school supplies. Then join the fun with a morning of hands-on STEM activities,…Read more
Core Element will offer two upcoming workshops for teachers in grades 3-8 to help teachers understand and implement Louisiana’s new…Read more
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Interactive STEM camps pair students and teachers who learn and work side-by-side as they explore robotics, programming and more!Read more
Get Involved in STEM
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"During the next decade, overall U.S. demand for scientists and engineers is expected to increase at four times the rate of all other occupations."
"Beginning STEM at such an early stage is crucial because it gives the older grades a building block. Where previous generations would “start” basically where these students are starting now, their foundation is going to be so much broader and greater that there is no limit to what these kids are going to be able to accomplish."
"They let us do stuff on our own. They let us do tests. And they don’t care if we mess up. That’s one of the great things about STEM!"
"Core Element brings innovative, hands-on STEM learning to area classrooms by providing training, content, resources and support for science and math teachers. When teachers enhance their STEM knowledge and have the tools they need to be confident and creative in the classroom, students become actively engaged in the learning process. The result is increased student interest, participation, and proficiency in STEM subjects."
"It is extremely important for us to start STEM education early, especially in the United States. It’s not reserved just for college level students, it needs to continue to move further and further down in the education chain so that by the time students are old enough to be able to decide what they want to do, that they choose that career in engineering or science."
"You can’t start young enough. A lot of the studies show that by the time students get to high school, it is too late. If they don’t already have a STEM interest, they’re not going to."
"Solving our nation’s STEM crisis can’t be done in a single school year or by a single entity. It will take a long-term commitment on behalf of educators, volunteers, employers and more. But as we work together to improve STEM education, the possibilities for our country’s students – and our future – look brighter than ever."
"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science."
Between 2014 and 2024, the number of STEM jobs will grow 17 percent, as compared to 12 percent for non-STEM jobs.
In Louisiana, between 2014 and 2024, STEM jobs will grow 18 percent, as compared to 13 percent for non-STEM jobs.
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Promoting Quality Teaching
University of New Orleans
UNO TRAC Center, Suite 227
University of New Orleans Lakefront
New Orleans, LA 70122
Tracey Zelden, M.S., Ed.S.
Director of Education
Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative
dba Core Element
P O Box 6123
Metairie, LA 70009