Taking applications now for the 2019-20 STEM Teaching Fellows Cohort 3
STEM Teaching Fellows: A group of practitioners coming together to solve a common problem or collaborate on a common interest in STEM education.
The STEM Teaching Fellows program was launched in the fall of 2017 by the Foundation with funding from Capital One - Investing for Good grant. The purpose of the initiative is to establish and support a cadre of “STEM Teaching Fellows” who, armed with content knowledge, innovative teaching strategies, and an entrepreneurial spirit, can support their colleagues and transform EBRPSS schools into institutions of innovative STEM teaching and learning.
STEM Teacher Leader Model: The STEM Teaching Fellows program will feature year-round professional development and collaborative resource-building and sharing activities. Continuity of these efforts will be ensured through participation in active learning communities and the sharing of promising practices via district-wide professional development venues and at practice-sharing events sponsored by GEN READY - A Capital Area STEM Education Coalition.
The project seeks a year-long commitment from PK-12 teachers who are interested in:
- Building an understanding and knowledge of student engagement, career building, and STEM learning resources available
- Supporting and cultivating strategies to engage underrepresented, underserved youth in STEM
- Identifying, researching, and sharing promising STEM practices with colleagues
- Developing STEM instructional kits, lessons, and tools to be shared across the district and via the STEM Teaching Lab to increase awareness and participation in STEM
- Building your leadership capacity with skills, attitudes and habits of mind to act as agents of change
- Participating in the GEN READY STEM Education Coalition and teams to support sustained system-wide engagement through policy, advocacy, and decision making
Benefits: Participants will receive:
- $1,000 Grant award to be used for classroom materials, field trips, conferences, professional learning materials
- Recognition as a FEBRSS STEM Teaching Fellow in media and at various events
- Regular professional development and leadership opportunities starting in September and continuing through April
- Current full-time EBRPSS PK-12 educator
- Attendance and participation in STEM Teaching Lab activities
- Participation in SIX (6) STEM Teacher Leader PD sessions
- Provide at least one professional development workshop along with resources and video/slide show illustrating your STEM work on your campus (school, district, or community level)
- Sign a Memorandum of Agreement detailing roles and responsibilities of the project