The Scientist-Teacher Partnership (STP) Program’s mission is to build and sustain teacher confidence by integrating SfS’ field-tested STEM activities into the classroom with the support of Scientists, empowering teachers to design student-centered explorations as part of their curricula.
This program occurs in three phases. The first phase of the STP Program combines classroom visits and workshop trainings to prepare teachers to lead hands-on STEM lessons with the support of a scientist instructor. Phase two of the program combines classroom support and common planning time between one scientist instructor and the classroom teacher. Phase 3 extends lesson planning support for teachers. This phase is not mandatory and there are several options available.
Participants will be provided with readily implementable activities, a suite of adaptable teaching strategies, and the support of the Science from Scientists instructional team.
See what classroom teachers have to say about the program:
“I thoroughly enjoyed taking this class. It was refreshing to discuss science skills and teaching concepts with other like minded adults. Unfortunately, many of my colleagues shy away from teaching science and say things like, “I’m not a science person.” Having the opportunity to discuss science on a deeper level felt empowering.”
“This program helped me grapple with new standards, work with others in the district, align curriculum vertically and totally change my thinking in teaching science. Specifically, the 5E model is a shift in the way science has been taught. It’s not just hands-on but discovery and explanation through hands-on science.”