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STEM Programs at the San Joaquin County Office of Education provides professional development for teachers, administrators, technology coordinators and others, focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The Office of STEM’s mission is to spark inquiry related to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) and the California Science Frameworks. Districts inside and outside San Joaquin County, community colleges and universities in the region work with the Office of STEM to promote science, technology, engineering and math as core subjects for all grade levels. The office also serves as liaison between the California Department of Education and other national/regional STEM-oriented agencies. Our programs are designed to promote the improvement of STEM education and teacher leadership.
STEM Programs at San Joaquin County Office of Education serves as a regional resource for teachers. Through our partners in education, business and industry, we hope to connect teachers with people that help make curriculum relevant and ensure that students are learning skills that can build toward successful articulation from grade to grade, school to school and beyond.
Congratulations to our top three finishers from this year's H2O Hackathon!
Twelve teams from six high schools in San Joaquin County competed. Organized by the SJCOE and iHub San Joaquin, the H20 Hackathon was held at the SJCOE on Saturday, March 25. Teams used the IBM Bluemix platform to develop an app or a game to meet one of three water-related goals. Teams then presented their ideas to a panel of experts who determined winning entries. click here to read the entire press release
3rd place - Quantum Wolfhack from West High School ($500 prize)
2nd place - Wolfhack Beta also from West High School ($500 prize)
1st place, "Cal Water Golden Spigot Award' - Team Rocket from Tracy High School
Save the date of March 17, 2018 for the 3rd Annual H2O Hackathon
Here is a video from last year's event