The BlueSTEM CTE Pathway connects San Diego's uniquely strong BlueTech industry to students in a way that is genuinely educational, exciting, and empowering.
The pathway introduces students the Blue Economy through their core classes - English, History, Science, and Math - in ways that are engaging and provide insight into an entire segment of jobs and careers that are impacting the world in sustainable and science-based ways.
The BlueSTEM CTE Pathway Program is a reality due to the vision of San Diego Unified School District Executive Director of Secondary Schools, Cheryl Hibbeln, and Michael Jones from TMA BlueTech.
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Career Pathways are coherent sequences of high school Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses that prepare students for careers and continued education. BlueSTEM pathway focuses around ocean and water related industries to provide real-world learning projects across mutiple subjects.
In Fall 2017, TMA kicked-off a collaboration with San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) through support from MiraCosta TCI to develop a BlueSTEM Career Pathway. Teachers at the pilot schools - Pacific Beach Middle School and Mission Bay High School - develop curriculum for science, history, language arts, math, and engineering to match California's next generation teaching standards.
TMA is helping enhance the career pathway with post-secondary opportunities, including internships, externships for teachers, site visits with companies, industry speakers in the classroom, and likely “entrepreneurs-in-residence” on school premises. The goal is to align industry needs with the student experience. Students become aware of the array of technical and high-wage careers and can decide where they fit.
This means 105,000 students will be learning about ocean and water related topics throughout the core subjects.
Multidisciplinary projects will be introduced such as a Sensors project for high school students that include math, biology, english, engineering, computer science, and history classes.
Brought to you through the partnership of MiraCosta TCI, VirtualJobShadow.com, and TMA BlueTech.
The BlueTech Student Videos were created by 8th graders at Pacific Beach Middle School. Please learn what BlueTech means and a variety of jobs from these student projects.
San Diego State University and Mission Bay High School are working on a joint program to collect, share, and analyze data on the valuable marshland area in San DIego.
After researching historical vessels and creating an animation of the Star of India’s journeys, students design an eco-friendly vessel and present learnings from this multi-disciplinary project.