TIES Congratulates MC2STEM High School for Being Recognized by President Obama as a Model STEM School in the SOTU Address

TIES is proud to be the STEM advisor to MC2STEM and CMSD since its inception in 2008

Jan 29, 2014, 16:00 ET from Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES)

CLEVELAND, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MC2STEM High School in Cleveland, OH, was recognized in the State of the Union Address as a model STEM school. 

From the enhanced livestream of the State of the Union at www.whitehouse.gov:

"We need more schools like MC2STEM High School, Cleveland Ohio

  • Workshops with Tutors from NASA
  • Mentoring with Engineers from GE Lighting
  • Demanding Internships with Local Businesses"

MC2STEM was founded in 2008 with seed funding from OH HB 119 that explicitly worked to catalyze regional hubs of engagement among school districts, business and industry and the philanthropic community to create dynamic schools delivering robust STEM education for all students. The revolutionary MC2STEM School working with TIES as their STEM consultant has been an incubator for best practices in STEM education and acts as a model platform STEM school for districts throughout the US and around the world.

TIES, The Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM, is proud to have been involved with the design of MC2STEM from the beginning providing support to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District in drafting their application to the state for funding.  TIES has continued to work closely with CMSD and head of school Jeff McClellan on facilitating the collaborative network of partnerships, designing the school from the ground up including STEM curriculum and creating the first in-school MIT-designed Fab Lab delivering STEM teaching and learning translated into state curricular standards.

Jan Morrison, President of TIES announced, "We are beyond proud of the accomplishments of everyone at MC2STEM including their fearless leader Jeff McClellan and perhaps more importantly the CMSD CEO Eric Gordon and the Board for pursuing innovative education options for the students of Cleveland." 

TIES continues working with CMSD and communities across the country and around the world designing state of the art STEM schools and helping build communities of practice around STEM, transforming the K-20 pipeline of students into STEM literate citizens ready to meet the needs of our 21st century workforce and respond to and solve our grandest challenges.

About TIES
The Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM designs and engineers statewide systems of innovative STEM education networks focused in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Partnering with communities, industry, business, K-12 and higher education. TIES works with the U.S. DOE as well with numerous city and state education officials and districts. This cross collaboration ensures that TIES delivers the best practices in STEM curriculum design to educators and administrators and to the public officials tasked with improving our country's schools. TIES' work with some of the largest philanthropies in the world has resulted in strategic and highly productive grant programs structured to support advances in STEM education and achieve measurable results. Visit www.tiesteach.org

SOURCE Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES)