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Elementary Educator (K-5)

Building STEM Teacher Leadership

Reflections by the STEM teacher leader community on opportunities and gaps in STEM teacher leader development efforts

Are you an Elementary Educator (K-5)?

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Models of STEM Teacher Leadership

What are potential roles of a STEM teacher leader?

What knowledge, skills, and dispositions are required to be a STEM teacher leader?

How does STEM pedagogical content knowledge inform STEM teacher leader decision-making?

How can teachers identify and create their own opportunities for STEM teacher leadership?

How might STEM teacher leadership support a vision of integrated STEM instruction and innovation?


Elementary STEM Teacher Leaders

How is elementary STEM defined?

What are the benefits of having elementary STEM teacher leaders?

How do programs approach elementary STEM teacher leadership?


Administrator Support for STEM Teacher Leadership

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From Teacher Candidate to STEM Teacher Leader

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Building STEM Teacher Leader Networks

What are STEM teacher leader networks?

How are high-quality STEM teacher leader networks created?

What are the factors to consider in developing high-quality STEM teacher leader networks?

What are potential benefits to belonging to a high-quality STEM teacher leader network?


Evaluation of Teacher Leader Programs

How can I tell if a STEM teacher leader program I’m considering participating in, or sending teachers in my school.district to, is a fit with my goals?