• Teach to Lead STEAM Summit

    Teach to Lead STEAM Summit

    The U.S. Department of Education is hosting the 16th Teacher Leadership Summit will take place on September 28-30, 2018, in San Jose, CA. The focus of this summit is on improving students’ learning and enhancing the profession around STEAM. This summit is designed to lead to innovative ideas that leverage teacher leadership and work to improve STEAM learning for ALL students.

    Who may submit a Summit application?

    Any educator with an actionable STEAM related idea is encouraged to apply (or cut and paste this link into your browser https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TTLSANJOSE). Private school teachers are eligible to apply.
    Teams must have 3-6 members and must include at least one active teacher. Other key stakeholders (e.g. parent, student, community members, school, and government officials) are encouraged.


    Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm ET on July 9, 2018. Teams with accepted ideas will be notified by July 30, 2018.

    All STEAM ideas are welcome. Some areas to address could include:

    · Addressing STEAM related gaps for the teaching workforce, such as ensuring diversity, providing quality professional supports and offering STEAM-specific leadership opportunities.
    · Integrating STEAM content and learning experiences.
    · Using STEAM strategies to increase students’ engagement or improve community collaboration.
    · Promoting innovation in instruction, such as coding, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, etc., and learning environments like makerspaces.
    · Increasing access for traditionally underrepresented communities (high-poverty, rural, etc.) and students (girls, students of color, etc.) to digital learning devices, resources and infrastructure (WiFi), and content.
    · Reimagining career pathways, Career and Technical Education (CTE) or career readiness.

    Ideas must:

    · Allow teachers to lead from the classroom and strengthen systemic supports for teacher leadership.
    · Identify an area in need of innovation or a specific problem with an eye towards actionable solutions.
    · Focus on any level of change - school, district, or state.
    · Be viable in the local context and sustainable over time.

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