Website Aims to Improve STEM Teacher Leadership

Educators and education stakeholders now have access to resources that support STEM teacher leadership. The United States Department of Education launched a website yesterday that provides practical information and guidance on implementing and improving STEM teacher leadership. 

Building STEM Teacher Leadership is authored by experts in the field of STEM teacher leadership for use by other practitioners. It is organized in a Q&A format, and aims to serve as a launching off point for educators “to examine issues and roles in building STEM teacher leadership,” according to the website.

It is intended to help the following stakeholders in STEM:

  • Elementary educators (K–5);
  • Secondary educators (grades 6–12);
  • School and district administrators;
  • Educator support organizations;
  • Participants in teacher preparation programs;
  • State education agencies; and
  • National funding providers and policymakers.  

U.S. Secretary of Education John King announced the website during the “Opportunity Across America” back-to-school bus tour.

“All students deserve a high-quality education, complete with access to digital learning, which prepares them to succeed in our 21st century, knowledge-based economy,” said King. “And supporting teacher leadership is critical to improving education for all of our nation’s students, particularly those students who are often underserved and underrepresented.”

Further information is available on the Building STEM Teacher Leadership site.

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