STEAM Leaders Professional Development Recruitment

September 24, 2021 9:22 PM | Anonymous

2021-22 Elementary STEAM Leaders

Apply to participate here.

Intended Impact: Increasing the time spent on quality STEAM learning in Elementary classrooms.

→ Priority given to teachers from schools serving students navigating poverty, students who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and/or rural students. Priority also given to teachers who identify as persons of color.


Strengthen science and STEAM instruction by building on and integrating with existing curriculum.

Empower teachers to spend more time on science by building their confidence with NGSS, effective instructional practice and a repertoire of quality lessons.

Develop a cadre of elementary STEAM leaders.

Engage administrators in science & STEAM leadership.

Commitment from teacher cohort:

Cohort 2 - New Cohort

Cohort 1 - 2nd Year Cohort (Returning Leaders)

Virtual Fall Institute

6 hr on Sat, 10/2/21 + 2-hr after-school session on 10/7/21, 10/14/21, & 10/21/21

Complete and implement at least 2 high-quality STEAM lessons, complementing/augmenting current curriculum. (Some leaders may choose to work in a group and make more lessons together).

Virtual Fall Institute


As needed, continue perfecting lessons from previous year

Create at least two new lessons

Both Cohorts

Attend ¾ of after school sessions differentiated by cohort

Three Sessions (12/2/21, 2/3/22, 3/31/22) - 2 hr each after school

Wrap up (5/5/2022) - 2 hr after school

→ Hopefully 1-2 of these will be in person (regionally, spring most likely) and the rest virtual. We will communicate those dates well in advance.

Complete pre and post surveys

Share learning in some way with their school’s staff or district grade level team

STEAM Leader Compensation:

$1200 stipend, distributed in a few payments by local STEM Hub

$150 for supplies supporting teachers’ lessons


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Portland, Oregon

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