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STEM TEACHING EXCELLENCE

Engaging students to succeed

STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is a vital underpinning of the state's science and technology leadership. Our schools train and prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers, providing an essential pool of expertise for research institutions and the high-tech industry to draw upon. But California's schools are still searching for the best combination of strategies to engage a wider segment of the student population in these important disciplines.

BEST OF THE BEST

Through a grant from the S.D. Bechtel Foundation, CCST's California Teacher Advisory Council (CalTAC) are working on increasing teaching quality and leadership in STEM disciplines. CalTAC represents the very best California has to offer. Award-winning, highly accomplished teachers from the K-14 system, these teachers are no strangers to taking the lead in making sure that their classrooms offer the best possible science and math educational experience.

The Bechtel grant will enable the creation of a STEM Teaching Excellence Program (STEP) with a goal to increase teaching quality and leadership in the STEM disciplines so that students in K-14 are engaged in their learning and thrive in their academic lives and beyond. Through teamwork and collaboration, the grant will enhance CalTAC's ability to focus on three pillars:

  • Practice: Establish and sustain a respected network of recognized, highly accomplished sought-after teachers who will serve as ambassadors and leaders of high-quality STEM education throughout California;

  • Policy: Promote informed decision making at the state level by providing the policy community with a cadre of knowledgeable, respected and reliable advisors on K-12 STEM education;

  • Partnerships: Broaden the reach of STEM organizations, such as CSL Net, by supporting a network of thought partners drawn from policy, education leadership, research, philanthropic, and non-profit communities to improve teaching and learning through public-private partnerships.


Updated 2/14/15
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