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Building STEM Teacher Leadership

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

 

teachers-admins2Strengthening STEM education⎯and providing equitable access for students in groups underrepresented in STEM careers⎯remain urgent national priorities. STEM teacher leaders can play a crucial role in developing and delivering high-quality STEM education to all students.

This website has resources for and about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education teacher leaders.

It provides a thorough overview of the most salient topics in building STEM teacher leadership. It is organized in a user-friendly, Frequently Asked Questions format, with options to access the information by topic or by role.

These topics emerged from a July 2015 convening of diverse stakeholders engaged in STEM education, teacher preparation, teacher leader development, and related policies. Collaborating in Research Action Clusters (RACs), these expert practitioners and policymakers worked with research partners at SRI International and Policy Studies Associates (PSA) during the 2015-16 school year to gather information and observations from the field to address these key topics.

This resource was produced as part of a U.S. Department of Education initiative to support STEM teacher leadership, led by the Office of Innovation and Improvement. For related funding opportunities by the U.S. Department of Education, please refer to the STEM Dear Colleague Letter released in April 2016 and the Department’s Forecast for Funding Opportunities.