STEMvest

STEMvest

Program Overview

Discovery Education, USAA, and Texas ASCD have teamed up to create STEMvest. This community-wide program places students, teachers, administrators and parents in San Antonio at the forefront of a positive and sustainable shift in STEM culture and improvement in financial literacy. Designed to strengthen educators through professional development and to educate students in middle and high school—STEMvest seeks to help improve students’ academics, career paths and life trajectories.


Explore what STEMvest is bringing to San Antonio!

STEMinars

Virtual, on-demand trainings available for all 21,000 San Antonio teachers

Financial Literacy Interactives

Engaging, standards-based online financial literacy activities for 9-12th grade students

STEMFormation

Intensive three-year long STEM Professional Development for educators

Science Techbook

Engaging, rich digital textbooks for 1/3 of middle school students in San Antonio

STEMCamp

Exclusive training for after-school program providers to teach them to conduct STEM summer camps



San Antonio Focus

STEMvest strengthens San Antonio by elevating STEM and financial literacy skills of middle school and high school students while providing essential professional development for educators.

It gives our community the tools students need to:

  • understand and embrace STEM to increase college and workforce readiness
  • grow the financial skills important to build a brighter future
  • visualize themselves in any career they choose to pursue

This 3-year long community-wide partnership is focused on impact and results.

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At launch, STEMvest will reach over 25,000 students across San Antonio and work in partnership with 8 districts and over 60 schools.

Watch the 2017 STEMinar on Demand

Open to all San Antonio educators, this virtual training event will serve as a foundation to STEM and showcase free resources to incorporate STEM in every classroom.

Welcome to Your Future

Coming September 2017

Students in grades 9-12 will learn how to make responsible choices when it comes to personal finance in this engaging, self-paced activity aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

Welcome to Your Future transports students to various destinations where they’ll have to make their choices about how to spend their hard-earned money on transportation, housing, electronics and more.  The future is filled with big spending decisions, each with special considerations. Perfect for in-class instruction, self-directed student engagement or at home learning with the family!

Coming Soon!

Credit and Borrowing

Coming January 2018

Stay tuned for another engaging, self-paced activity for students in grades 9-12 focused on credit and borrowing.