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Improving STEM education is a complex challenge!

Improvements cannot be made without passionate educators and strong leadership. The STEMAZing Project is pleased to offer the STEMAZing Teacher Leadership Program (STLP).  This program will provide support to educators and students by building STEM leadership capacity through the development of STEMAZing Teacher Leaders. These classroom educators, turned STEMAZing Teacher Leaders, will facilitate professional development workshops, communities of practice, and instructional improvement. 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

 A cohort of 12 STEMAZing Teacher Leaders will be selected through an application and interview process. The selected STEMAZing Teacher Leaders will have identified one or more areas of STEM instruction they are using to successfully increase student learning and engagement. Examples could include: robotics, marine biology, computer programming, energy literacy, earth science, and more. Educators selected to become STEMAZing Teacher Leaders will also have demonstrated leadership potential as supported by recommendations from their peers and/or administrators.

THE EXPERIENCE

Upon selection, the cohort of STEMAZing Teacher Leaders will participate in an eight month program. During these eight months, Teacher Leaders must attend six program days focusing on team building, leadership skills, design, and development of STEMAZing Workshops. These STEMAZing Workshops will then be facilitated by the Teacher Leaders in the spring of 2018.  By the end of this program, the Teacher Leaders will build their professional skill set and broaden their impact on STEM education improvement. Each participating Teacher Leader will receive a stipend of $1000 and their school can submit reimbursement of up to $80 for sub pay each program day the Teacher Leader is out of the classroom.

THE BENEFITS

  • Each participating Teacher Leader will receive a stipend of $1000.

  • The Teacher Leader’s school can submit reimbursement of up to $80 for substitute teacher pay.

THE TEACHER LEADER PROGRAM...

  • helps build school-based professional development capacity

  • builds capacity in STEM expertise to help deepen content knowledge of peer educators at their school

  • provides participants with the knowledge to  advocate, collaborate, motivate, and build communities of practice focused on STEM education

  • helps support teacher retention based on improved morale and enthusiasm around STEM education

  • provides participants with knowledge and skills to create STEM collaborations at a district level

  • adds rigor to current content standards

  • improves vertical articulation of standards within a school and/or district

  • provides an interdisciplinary approach to STEM using three dimensions from K-12 Framework

  • will impact over 10,000 students through the implementation of new and improved STEM instructional strategies learned by educators attending the Teacher Leader facilitated STEMAZing Workshops