Achievements

DFSME has…

  • Brought business support to public school programs in math and science
  • Worked with the Delaware Department of Education to introduce systemic change in STEM education areas through professional development, educational materials, and other methods
  • Brought legislative attention to STEM-related problems and needs affecting the public school sector
  • Worked with Delaware institutions of higher education to address STEM-related issues in teacher education
  • Identified, piloted, and supported a world-class math curriculum now in place at school districts, charter schools, and private schools throughout Delaware
  • Garnered support resulting in the updating of elementary teacher certification standards
  • Introduced curriculum at Wilmington University that enhances teachers’ math literacy and best practices—now a requirement for the College of Education’s elementary program
  • Supported the alignment of Delaware’s science curriculum with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards
  • Identified statewide needs in STEM education
  • Founded the Delaware Science Coalition and Delaware Math Coalition
  • Helped the Delaware STEM Council bring programs and events to Delaware students and teachers