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Creating Citywide STEM Ecosystems: A How-To Guide

Although STEM education is a critical component of economic competitiveness in the 21st century, educators often lack resources to implement STEM programs at scale. Since 2013, Coded by Kids has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and educators to build an ecosystem for tech education in Philadelphia. In this talk, CEO of Coded by Kids, Sylvester Mobley, will share his lessons learned for how to rally diverse partners around educational objectives for the benefit of students AND cities.

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  1. The importance of citywide STEM ecosystems in the 21st century innovation economy
  2. The components of a successful and impactful STEM ecosystem
  3. How to make the case to diverse partners with (seemingly) competing objectives



Maggie Deptola, Operations Mgr, Coded by Kids

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