TEA STEM Listening Tour

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The TEA is excited to announce that the College and Career and Military Preparation (CCMP) Division will be conducting a statewide listening tour to inform the development of a new state plan required for the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), and the development of statewide frameworks for STEM education and Work-based Learning (WBL). Starting in December, the team will gather information and feedback from stakeholders across the state on the major components of Perkins V, as well as current challenges and areas of success around implementing and expanding high-quality STEM and Work-based Learning to all students in Texas. 

TEA wants as many people as possible to come out and provide the state with feedback about STEM education. The information brought up during the Listening Tour will determine the direction the state moves over the next few years in STEM education.​


Day 1: All meetings will be held in the Education Service Centers.

  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Educational Site Visits/Site Tours - TEA would like to tour campuses in the region that have implemented or have an interest in Career and Technical Education, Work-based Learning, and/or STEM programs.
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Room #1 Parent Meeting - TEA would like to engage parents in a face-to-face meeting to seek input about what they want to see in future WBL and STEM for their children. 
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Room #2 Workforce and Institutions of Higher Education Meeting - The team would like to meet with IHE and workforce representatives to gather information and feedback around creating meaningful cross-sector partnerships and ensuring students are successful in postsecondary endeavors.  

Day 2:

  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Work-based Learning & STEM Listening Session with Educators - The team would like meet with district administrators to gather input about STEM and WBL framework development.
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Career and Technical Education Listening Session with Educators - The team would like to meet with district administrators to discuss Programs of Study and seek input on the major components of Perkins V.

Below is the proposed schedule for our visits. 


Day 1 – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (2 rooms)

Day 2 – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (1 room)


December 4-5

ESC 20, San Antonio

December 11-12

ESC 15, San Angelo

January 17-18

ESC 19, El Paso

January 22-23

ESC 14, Abilene

February 5-6

ESC 5, Beaumont

February 19-20


February 27-28

ESC 1, Edinburg

March 5-6

ESCs 10 & 11, White Settlement

March 26-27

ESC 18, Midland

March 28-29

ESC 16, Amarillo

April 2-3

ESC 8, Pittsburg

April 16-17

ESC 2, Corpus Christi

April 23-24

ESC 13, Austin

April 30-May1

ESC 4, Houston

May 7-May 8

ESC 12, Waco



From - Michelle Sedberry, STEM Program Specialist at the Texas Education Agency

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