We promise to:
- Give you our best, individually and collectively.
- Apply resources to obtain a different result, not to support the status quo.
- Facilitate open communication among all members.
- Seek and listen to feedback.
- Give each other the freedom to take risks and the opportunity to be wrong.
- Welcome and acknowledge the value of new members.
- Assist with local needs while respecting local culture and norms.
- Establish a connection to a larger network to amplify and accelerate the work in STEM.
- Be constant advocates of members’ work, shining light on their successes.
- Amplify successful practices and spread them across the state and nation.
At its inception, OSLN and its partners created five design principles for creating successful STEM schools.
- Form new skills and share minds for a new century.
- Engage partnerships to accelerate capacity and broaden opportunity.
- Start and stay small.
- Make STEM literacy attainable and desirable for all.
- Drive scalable and sustainable innovations.
View the full PDF version of the design principles for more detailed information.
- Engaging the public and private sector to design, start-up and operate STEM teaching and learning systems.
- Doing business through a portfolio of contributors and users who actively collaborate for the benefit of the whole.
- Pushing the envelope of education systems design to solve the complex problems in education.
- Creating a positive experience for STEM as it relates to education, economic development and personal prosperity.