The Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education has created an elementary STEM professional development program for teachers, to enhance their knowledge of integrated STEM teaching and learning, and in turn increase student interest and success in STEM. Participation in the program also entails participating in the project evaluation study. Teachers’ principals will also have a small participation role in the evaluation study.
To be eligible to apply for NebraskaSTEM, you must be a current elementary teacher in a rural Nebraska school.
You will be asked to take graduate courses to earn a master’s degree, and engage in STEM leadership activities. The grant evaluation will require you to take four annual surveys (each approximately 30 minutes), and to be interviewed annually (for up to an hour). Your prinipcal will be invited to participate in an annual interview (up to an hour); interviews can occur and times and locations of interviewees’ choosing. There are no risks involved in this evaluation.