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Greg Pearson Scholar National Academy of Engineering

Elevating Teachers’ Voices

PostedThursday, July 14, 2016 at 4:07 PM

Here’s a new opportunity for LinkEngineering members.

The NAE, in collaboration with the Teacher Advisory Council at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, has launched an effort to bring national attention to the value of engaging teachers more fully in policy decisions that affect them, in this case focused on the implementation of engineering at the K-12 level. The effort is funded by 100kin10, and its main activity is a convocation in Washington, DC on Sept. 30-Oct. 1. At the meeting, STEM teachers, including many who currently do not see themselves playing a role in policy, will be exposed to potential mentors and other supports that will make it possible for them to more confidently share their perspectives beyond the walls of their home school. Entities that support efforts to improve STEM teaching and learning, such as the business community, philanthropic organizations, and STEM professional societies, will be empowered to seek and listen to the voice of teachers to inform their own activities. And local, state, and national policy makers will have an opportunity to cultivate relationships with and learn from working K-12 teachers, who aspire to support meaningful improvements in STEM education. If you or someone you know is interested in participating, you can apply to attend here: http://sgiz.mobi/s3/3686ae45b688.

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