The New York State Education Department in partnership with the College Board has signed a three-year agreement for a program focused on Professional Development for Advanced Coursework in STEM. This rigorous training will provide 7th-12th grade math and science teachers with advanced pedagogical skills to increase student learning and academic achievement in the STEM content areas.
The program will include 1,500 teachers and commences with 5-day Institutes in math and science which will focus on aligned curriculum through vertical teaming. Training opportunities will be ongoing for the duration of the program with blended face-to-face and online professional development through August 31, 2014.
All the workshops are free, and participation will enhance teachers’ knowledge, skills, and ability to prepare students for college and careers. Any travel expenses incurred for attending the workshops will be the responsibility of the district or the individual. Participation will promote a rigorous, academic- focused culture for Schools in Improvement Status.