Michigan State University, in partnership with global tech giant Wipro Ltd., is launching an innovative fellowship program designed to empower math and science teachers in urban K-12 schools to create trans-formative, innovative, and multi modal instructional experiences for students. Starting in spring 2014, 25 full tuition scholarships, plus fellowships of $5000 will be reserved for highly motivated teachers in Chicago Public Schools who demonstrate a passion for teaching STEM subjects and the potential to become catalysts of change in the city’s schools. Through integrated face-to-face and online learning experiences, this twelve-month program, will prepare a cohort of teacher-leaders to set new directions for STEM learning in Chicago Public Schools.
What is the purpose of this initiative?
- To develop the capacity of classroom teachers to design trans-formative and innovative, multi modal instructional experiences and active learning communities of practice – all as means of enhancing the quality of instruction in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) disciplines.
- To provide teachers the necessary support to have significant roles of leadership in facilitating innovative STEM instruction both within classrooms as well as school wide.
Logo taken from the program website.