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Teacher Preparation Program

Building STEM Teacher Leadership

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

Do you work for a Teacher Preparation Program?

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Models of STEM Teacher Leadership

What are potential roles of a STEM teacher leader?

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


Elementary STEM Teacher Leaders

How is elementary STEM defined?


Administrator Support for STEM Teacher Leadership

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From Teacher Candidate to STEM Teacher Leader

How can teacher preparation programs support STEM teacher leader pathways and the development of STEM teacher leaders?

Why would teacher preparation programs want to expose teacher candidates to STEM teacher leader concepts and opportunities?

What are the benefits for teacher candidates in being exposed to STEM teacher leader concepts and opportunities?

What are the benefits for districts/schools in partnering with teacher preparation programs that expose teacher candidates to STEM teacher leader concepts and opportunities?

What are considerations when building a strong relationship between teacher preparation programs and districts that are focused on STEM teacher leadership?

Why might teacher preparation programs want to cultivate relationships with alumni who are STEM teacher leaders?

What strategies can be used when developing or strengthening teacher preparation programs that promote STEM teacher leadership?


Building STEM Teacher Leader Networks

What are STEM teacher leader networks?

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


Evaluation of Teacher Leader Programs

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