STEMbyTAF Teacher Institute
A powerful approach to teaching.
STEMbyTAF Teacher Institute. A New Way of Teaching.
The STEMbyTAF Teacher Institute provides professional development and training for teachers and schools that want to embed equitable, student-centered practices into daily instruction.
Our methodology provides a research-based model to integrate state-mandated content standards, project-based learning (PBL), and design thinking into classrooms. Additionally, teachers and school leaders across the TAF network learn the practices that have won TAF schools national awards for excellence and innovation.
Educators across the state are empowered to create learning environments that eliminate race-based disparities and promote academic excellence so that all students can succeed.
The STEMbyTAF model is based on five core pillars:
Equity in Education
Interdisciplinary Project-Based Learning
College and Career Readiness
Core areas of study
On Day One, teachers and administrators examine the components of equitable classrooms and schools, and they explore different resources and practices to ensure all students are engaged, valued, and successful.
Day two and three allow teachers to learn and practice the elements of project-based learning. From developing essential questions to designing authentic assessments, teachers work together to design and structure engaging learning opportunities by embedding STEM content and educational technology to support student learning and growth.
On the final day, teachers tune their project plans with the help of STEM industry professionals in an off-site location. Teams share and celebrate their projects and learnings from the week and prepare to launch into the upcoming school year.