Colorado Champions for STEM Education Leadership Academy

Posted by on February 20, 2013 in Events, Professional Development | Comments Off on Colorado Champions for STEM Education Leadership Academy

The Colorado Champions for STEM Education Project is a two-year professional development experience designed to strengthen STEM education in Colorado. This program will help district-based teams build a foundation in effective STEM teaching and learning. Based on this foundation, teams will also design and implement a strategic plan to advocate for and strengthen STEM education in their area.

The STEM Leadership Academy is designed specifically for Colorado teams by BSCS, a Colorado non-profit organization focused on STEM education. BSCS has a long history of curriculum development, professional development, and educational research. To learn more about BSCS, please visit www.bscs.org.

Through the Colorado Champions for STEM Education project, BSCS will work with teams in Colorado to increase the capacity of area schools to provide excellent STEM education. Their work is targeted toward the goal that Colorado students will increase their STEM literacy whether they plan to pursue careers in STEM fields or not. They seek teams of teachers, administrators, and community members who want to learn how to translate the practices of science and engineering into effective classroom instruction and who want to maintain coherence, rigor, and focus in STEM classes. They are interested in teams who want to ensure that students learn 21st century skills in conjunction with meaningful content in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In the inaugural year there will be two cohorts of leadership teams. The Front Range cohort will include teams from the Colorado Springs/Pueblo area. The Front Range cohort will work to improve STEM education in grades 6 through 12. The rural cohort will include teams from ONE of the following areas: Alamosa, La Junta, Fort Morgan, or Delta. The rural teams may come from a 100‐mile radius around these central locations (within the state of Colorado). The rural cohort will work to improve STEM education in grades K through 12.

For detailed information and an application, please go to http://costem.bscs.org/.

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