Thanks to generous funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Collaborative will begin the study of what constitutes effective practices in STEAM teacher professional development.
The Collaborative will train during 2017-18 its Innovation Fellows, the top 10 identified teachers from previous research. This training is being held both virtually and in person. The teachers will integrate this training with classroom implementation, reflection, and assessments. Using the train-the-trainer model, the teachers also will work with mentees to extend the training. The Fellows also will use these experiences to further enrich the Collaborative’s K-12 Effective Practices criteria and rubric.
This grant builds on the findings from the previous NEA grant. This grant allowed the Collaborative to convene its Research Thought Leaders to enrich and firmly ground these projects.