The STEM Center awards 20 grants state-wide as a part of the Texas Teacher Externships Program (TEX2)
The Center for STEM Education is excited to announce the awarding of 20 grants to applicants from around the state of Texas to host teacher externship programs during the summer of 2018, as part of the new Texas Teacher Externships Program, with follow-up in classrooms during the fall semester of the 2018-19 school year. Awardees include Independent School Districts, Education Service Centers, Institutions of Higher Education, Charter Schools, and one non-profit organization. These organizations will use their awards to offer educators unique professional development opportunities that connect the classroom to the workplace to improve student academic achievement. By participating in a teacher externship experience, educators will engage in activities with business and industry to learn how classroom content and learning strategies are applied to the workplace. Externships will not only strengthen teachers’ knowledge and skills, but help them integrate new-found business/industry-based knowledge into their teaching practice.
The grant period, which began March 1, 2018, will run through February 28, 2019. Funded by the Texas Education Agency, TEX2 will provide resources and support to offer over 300 teachers experiences interacting directly with industry leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
More information about each of the 31 TEX2 projects, their events, and individual contact information can be found in the Externships Project Directory.