- Professional Development
Regional Innovation Support Providers (RISPs) will be part of a groundbreaking team throughout the state of California, charged with implementing The Power of Discovery: STEM2 at regional and local levels. By creating, empowering, & guiding cross-sector partnerships among diverse stakeholders, they will also build the professional capacity of expanded learning programs to offer high-quality STEM learning opportunities.
Alameda County Office of Education & Gateways East Bay STEM Learning Network form the Regional Support Providers for Region 4. Region 4 works to provide training and technical assistance to K-12 afterschool programs funded by the state After School Education and Safety Program (ASES) and 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) within the seven Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, San Francisco and Solano. They coordinate technical assistance services and resources throughout Region 4 in collaboration with local and statewide partners. They also provide direct training and services to grantees in support of increasing opportunities for students to participate in high quality STEM and arts learning programs and improving support for English language learners. Please visit their website to learn more, or contact Bruce Simon.
The Orange County STEM Initiative is a Regional Innovation Support Provider of Region 9. The Orange County STEM Initiative’s mission is to partner with community stakeholders (students, parents, teachers, businesses, and funders) invested in the improvement of the quality and outcome of STEM teaching and learning in Orange County to develop the critical thinking, creative and innovative leaders of tomorrow. Please visit their website to learn more, or contact CynDee Zandes.
The Sacramento County Office of Education is the Regional Innovation Support Provider for Region 3, which serves the ten counties within the Capital Service region. SCOE employs regional leads to carry out technical assistance to publicly funded after school programs serving children and youth in grades K-12. As regional lead, SCOE works to ensure that after school programs in Region 3 provide high-quality programs that include academics, enrichment, and recreation based on a youth development perspective. SCOE also provides technical assistance to after school organizations that have state or federally funded after school programs. SCOE also collaborates with local and state after school organizations to provide training and resources for Region 3. Please visit their website to learn more, or contact Phil Romig.
Check out their STEMtastic Summer Afterschool Activities!
San Diego County Office of Education is a Regional Innovation Support Provider of Region 9. The Region 9 Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) for after-school programs provides quality technical assistance to After School Education and Safety (ASES), 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) elementary- and middle-school programs, and 21st CCLC After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) programs in Region 9: San Diego, Orange, and Imperial Counties. Please visit their website to learn more, or contact Darcy Lomeli.
Check out their STEM Champions Celebration at the San Diego Air & Space Museum!
The Tech Museum of Innovation forms the Regional Support Providers for Region 5, and is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum - located in the Capital of Silicon Valley - is a non-profit learning resource established to inspire the innovator in everyone. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards, The Tech celebrates the present and encourages the development of innovative technology for a more promising future. Please visit their website to learn more, or contact Christina O’Guinn.