Collaboratory = Collaborate + Laboratory

The Collaboratory is a broad-based network of education providers, business/industry, and community organizations passionate about STEM education. Members come together on a regular basis to network, learn from each other, explore emerging research and best practices, and share stories of successes and lessons learned.

Portland Metro STEM Partnership supports this learning network by:

  • Connecting community STEM Education providers and industry partners directly to
    • School-based partners
    • PMSP & regional projects that align to their interests and goals
  • Providing technical assistance with programming, assessment, and evaluation
  • Offering STEM education workshops
  • Leveraging STEM education expertise through Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSAs)
“... the work of the PMSP Collaboratory in bringing together community-based STEM educators around their common interests, while connecting them to the formal school systsm is beyond anything that has been observed elsewhere in the nation. It is an exemplar of how partnerships of this nature are developed and sustained.”
— The Oregon STEM Hub 2015-2017 proposal review committee