For: Community Partners, Teachers

Resource Type(s): Competitions, Professional Development

Grade Band: Middle School

Subject(s): Engineering, Math, Science, Technology

The Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellowship spans three summers and two school years to form STEM teachers for the middle grades. The focus in on middle school because this developmental level is key to fostering interest and engagement in STEM, especially for under-represented populations.

The Fellowship is driven by three Summer Institutes in which Fellows participate in three modules: 1) STEM Integration; 2) Core Instructional Practices; and 3) STEM Impact Plan. Themes of equity, access, and leadership are woven throughout the Summer Institutes.

During the school year, Fellows continue to work on their STEM Impact Plan, collect video of their teaching performance, receive feedback from their content coach, and gather in Palo Alto for the RISE Summit in January.

Fellows apply as school-based teams ranging from 3-5 members. School teams create a critical mass within their schools to create effective STEM learning opportunities for all students. School teams imagine, plan, execute, and measure a school-specific STEM Impact Plan across the two and a half years of the fellowship.

While there are many benefits of the Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows program, some of the highlights include a $6,000 stipend for data collection, longitudinal professional development, instructional coaching, and paid expenses for the Summer Institutes and RISE Summits.

Fellows and their students will participate in research throughout the fellowship. Research questions focus on teacher leadership, core instructional practices, and the relationship among STEM learning environments and student interest, learning, and identity. To apply now, visit the website.

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