Teachers Invited To Be STEM Fellows; Business Mentors Also Needed

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

For the third year in a row, K-12 public school educators from across Southeast Tennessee can apply to be a PEF STEM Teaching Fellow.  Business leaders are also needed to partner with the STEM Teaching Fellows to help bring real-world applications into the classroom. 

STEM Teaching Fellows are an innovative community of teachers charged with dramatically improving students’ knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering, and math.

The STEM Teaching Fellows program is an annual cohort of Southeast Tennessee educators from across the region who engage in a year of professional development activities focused on STEM best practices. These teachers become STEM leaders for their schools and districts. Over the course of the year, members of the cohort receive training and coaching on best practices in problem-based learning, inquiry teaching, cross-curriculum integration and technology integration.

Working with leaders from business and post-secondary education, the fellows develop STEM lessons and projects for immediate implementation in the classroom. Exposure to innovative instructional strategies and classroom tools provides them with resources and ideas for their students and fellow colleagues.

K-12 public school educators in the following districts are encouraged to apply: Alcoa City, Athens City, Bledsoe County, Blount County, Bradley County, Cleveland City, Cumberland County, Dayton City, Etowah City, Grundy County, Hamilton County, Lenoir City, Loudon County, Marion County, Maryville City, McMinn County, Meigs County, Monroe County, Polk County, Rhea County, Richard City, Roane County, Sequatchie County, Sweetwater City, and Van Buren County.

Educators can apply online at setnstem.org/stem-fellows-program. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 25.

 

Business mentors from across Southeast Tennessee are also needed to work with the STEM Teaching Fellows.  Contact Keri Randolph of the STEM Innovation Hub at krandolph@pefchattanooga.org  or 423-668-2426.


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