Important Announcement! CSTEM Challenge Evaluation Updates
Welcome to C-STEM 2.0, a new and updated version!
To continue to support the growth and learning of our students and teachers, there will be a few changes this year to the judging and evaluation component of the Challenge Day competition.
Following are two key changes that you and your students need to prepare for in the next few weeks.
- Instead of table presentations, each student team will complete a stage presentation of their project. Each team will be allotted 15 minutes to present their project in front of a panel of judges. This includes 5 minutes to set-up your presentation with artifacts and 5 minutes for oral presentation The Evaluation Rubrics have not changed; therefore, please be sure that you have reviewed the Challenge requirements in the ICTI curriculum and the Evaluation Rubric for your project to ensure that your team is meeting all the requirements. You can find your Evaluation Rubric in the Program Curriculum document that is found in SESSION 5 of your ICTI training modules.
- Each teacher will also be giving a stage presentation that summarizes and showcases your work as project facilitator. The focus of the teacher presentation is for you to provide examples of how the ICTI training and resources assisted you in the planning and execution of the project with your students. There is a separate Evaluation Rubric (see Attachment below) that will be used to score the teacher presentation. The teacher presentation will be 5 minutes and will take place immediately before your student team presents—a total of 15 minutes for the entire team presentation. There will be a computer with a presentation monitor available if you would like to use it for your presentation. Simply have your file on a pin drive to insert into the computer.