These projects focus on professional learning experiences for inservice and preservice STEM teachers and developing a better understanding of teacher thinking, practice and learning  in STEM fields. Common to each project listed below is a desire to help STEM teachers effectively work with all students in the nation’s increasingly diverse settings.

 

Professional Development in STEM

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Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching (TRC)

Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching (TRC) is an award-winning network of P-16 partnerships that provide sustained, high-intensity professional development to P-12 teachers of science and mathematics.

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WeTeach_CS

WeTeach_CS is a multifaceted initiative designed to increase the number of certified computer science teachers in Texas and to continue improving CS education by providing teachers with ongoing professional development, resources, and community.

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Pathways of Promise: Middle School Mathematics Project (PoP-MSMP)

The POP: MSMP project aims to provide professional development to middle school mathematics teachers following the TRC model, which includes summer intensive PD, school embedded follow-up, and creating and supporting mathematics leaders.

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Beginning Teacher and Induction Mentoring

The Beginning Teacher and Induction Mentoring (BTIM) program was administered to support early career math and science teachers to increase their retention and effectiveness.

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Geometry in Construction (GiC)

A professional development program to train teachers to implement the GiC curriculum of integrated Math-CTE learning.

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Responsive Teaching in Elementary Mathematics

This research project studies responsive teaching and its development in the context of a professional development design experiment focused on rational numbers in grades 3–5.

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The Goals of a First year science teacher

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The Science Teacher Cognition Project

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