The STEM Teacher Leadership Program (STLP) at Georgia Tech is an innovative software engineering and computing training program that brings advanced teaching techniques to middle and high school teachers in Metro Atlanta. STLP seeks to close gaps in computer science education by providing superior teacher professional development and engaging middle and high school students in high-quality curricular opportunities in computational thinking and software engineering.
About the STEM Teacher Leadership Program at Georgia Tech
- Create a professional network of Metro Atlanta middle and high school teachers to serve as instructional leaders in computer science.
- Strengthen computation aspects of STEM curricula and pedagogy in Metro Atlanta public schools.
- Enhance middle and high school student interest and achievement in STEM subjects and software engineering.
- Induction Cohort: Each induction cohort is made up of 20 middle and high school teachers from the metro-Atlanta area who are new to teaching computer science. Each induction cohort is provided with 4 weeks of summer professional development, support from Honeywell mentors for the successful completion of the Honeywell Student STEM Challenge, opportunities to tour the Atlanta offices of Honeywell and Georgia Tech labs, and opportunities of networking with Honeywell staff, as well as Georgia Tech faculty and students.
- Professional Cohort: Each professional cohort is made up of 10 teachers from the metro-Atlanta area who are experienced computer science or engineering teachers and are seeking GACE certification in computer science. Each professional cohort member is provided with 3 weeks of summer professional development, support from Georgia Tech faculty and staff in preparation for the GACE computer science exam, opportunities to tour the Atlanta offices of Honeywell and Georgia Tech labs, and opportunities for networking with Honeywell staff, as well as Georgia Tech faculty and students.
Selected teachers will have strong principal recommendations, a demonstrated ability to implement innovative instructional practices, and possess the skills and willingness to serve as STEM ambassadors. Schools that are pursuing STEM certification with support from principals and district-level leaders will be eligible for selection. The selection process begins in the Spring of each year.
News: The 2021-2022 Honeywell STEM Challenge winners will be announced shortly!
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