Your top priorities are your existing educator relationships in your
state or anywhere you have relationships, including international
relationships. These personal relationships make a huge difference in
building historic trust and in getting more Chapters open, thus helping
more educators and students more quickly. Identify your existing
relationships and place yourself in ownership of those relationships on
our state of the art engagement software, Outreach IO.
STEM Schools Database
Your second priority is STEM schools in your state from our NSTEM school
database and the “Best in STEM ” database. We have worked for years to
create internal, proprietary databases of highly qualified and
potentially very interested prospects. Focus on the largest school
systems first. Once we register a school within a large system, we can
then develop a strategy to grow the number of Chapters within that
system. After a focus on the largest school systems that have at least
one “Best in STEM” school, work your way through the largest school
systems in your state, largest to smallest that have at least one school
in the “Best in STEM” database.
Independent / Private STEM oriented Schools
Your third priority is to identify and focus on the independent/private
schools in your state that are in the “Best in STEM” or NSTEM database
coded as STEM schools.
Remaining non-STEM focused School Systems
Once through all of the STEM school databases in your state, focus on
the largest remaining school systems in your state that do not have
identified as “STEM schools” in our databases. Determine with the help
of NSTEM leadership which systems they are and then consider when you
might switch your focus to an abutting state which is not covered by
another Chapter Development Advisor. If and when you choose an abutting
state, begin with priority 1 above and work through that state just as
you did your home state.
Help Students and Educators Internationally
If your goal is to help students and educators internationally (outside
the US), then you would work with our market research team to identify
and approach international schools that focus on STEM. A logical place
to start would likely be American and British International Schools
across the globe. Internationally, most of the good prospects, at least
initially will be independent/private schools as funding will be more
readily available and they will make decisions more quickly.
Study the international market in the area that is of interest to you and
focus on one country at a time to learn that market, the local issues
and to bring Chapters to international schools! If you would like, study
a continent to prioritize the various countries within that continent to
lay out a major plan with help of NSTEM Leadership.
Take a look at the NSTEM YouTube page for lots of great videos that will provide you with a comprehensive view of who we are, what we are doing, and how you can get involved! Thoroughly review our website at NSTEM Website.