Resources from the Texas STEM Centers and Educate Texas

Texas STEM Academies Design Blueprint, Rubrics, and Glossary

Welcome to the T-STEM Blueprint

Key Elements for Success - Policies for T-STEM

Rubric - Roadmap for Benchmarks and Program Requirements

Artifacts Repository - Examples of Benchmark Documents

Frequently Asked Questions

Glossary of Terms


Curriculum:  Engineering by Design (EbD)

Engineering by Design (EbD) has been developed by The International Technology Education Association. It is the only standards‐based national model for Grades K‐12 that delivers technological literacy through STEM‐based instruction. Texas is a member of the 18 consortium states. The Texas STEM Center Coalition is the official gateway to access the curriculum and professional development in Texas. 

EbD Brochure (PDF)

EbD PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

EbD PowerPoint from 2013 Texas STEM Conference (San Antonio) - Grade 7

EbD PowerPoint from 2013 Texas STEM Conference (San Antonio) - Grade 9

EbD Brochure - January 2013


Learning About the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the NGSS

The following PowerPoint presentations are from the 2012 CAST Science Conference regarding the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). CAST is sponsored by the Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT).

Session 1 - NGSS - An Overview

Session 2 - NGSS - Scientific and Engineering Practices

Session 3 - NGSS - Reading the NGSS/Three Dimensions

Session 4 - NGSS - Crosscutting Concepts

Session 5 - NGSS - Technology and Engineering


Resources from The National Academies

A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

Successful K-12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Successful STEM Education: A Workshop Summary

Promising Practices in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education:Summary of Two Workshops

Ready, Set, SCIENCE!: Putting Research to Work in K-8 Science Classrooms

Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8


National STEM Initiatives

Change the Equation - Through our network of more than 100 CEOs, Change the Equation (CTEq) pledges to create widespread literacy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as an investment in our nation that empowers us all.

National Math and Science Initiative - The National Math and Science Initiative was formed to address one of this nation’s greatest economic and intellectual threats - the declining number of students who are prepared to take rigorous college courses in math and science and equipped for careers in those fields. To flourish in the 21st century, the United States must continue to generate intellectual capital that can drive the economic engine of our future prosperity. This crucial project was initiated as a public-private partnership, led by private donors such as Exxon Mobil Corporation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.


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Learning About ... Technology Integration   ||

Learning About ... Integrated Studies   ||

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