STEM Teacher Leader Collaborative (TLC)

What is STEM TLC?

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The STEM Teacher Leader Collaborative (TLC) at UNC Greensboro is a collaboration of elementary teachers, faculty members, graduate students, school and district administrators, and community members passionately dedicated to creating a network of support for teachers in high-needs schools who are committed to integrating science and engineering into elementary classrooms.


STEM TLC supports, celebrates, and sustains teachers’ efforts to include enriching, rigorous, and responsive science and engineering in elementary classrooms in high-needs schools. Learn more why a stem collaborative, what we do, and our values on the About STEM TLC page.


Looking for resources and materials created by and focusing on STEM TLC? See our Resources section to gain access to conference presentations, media and publications, and our video library.


"With STEM TLC I feel like I've found my people! I am surrounded by like-minded teachers who are passionate about science and engineering. We form the most fantastic community."

-Second Grade STEM TLC Teacher


"Every experience I have with STEM TLC is hands-down the best professional learning ever."

-Fourth Grade STEM TLC Teacher


"The STEM Teacher Leader Collaborative is a game changer! It's totally changed how I think about teaching science and engineering."

-Fifth Grade STEM TLC Teacher


"It just rejuvenates my science soul."

-First Grade STEM TLC Teacher


"I teach engineering because I want my students to know that they have a safe place to explore their ideas. STEM TLC does the same thing for me as a teacher."

-Kindergarten STEM TLC Teacher


"It's like a dream that you are finally able to grab on to, and the passion and success you find here translates right into your classroom."

-Second Grade STEM TLC Teacher

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STEM TLC News & Events

  • Dr. Edna Tan (TEHE) recipient of the 2022 AERA Division K Award
    The award recognizes Dr. Calabrese Barton and Dr. Tan for their work to reframe research on STEM teaching and teacher education and its implications for practice in both classrooms and communities.
  • STEM Education | Root, Stem, Flower
    Original Story is available from the UNCG Research Magazine Dr. Heidi Carlone’s doctoral student Dearing Blankmann helps a kindergarten class explore the relationship between bees and flowers. Carlone’s work at Moss Street Partnership School (MSPS) is part of her larger STEM TLC project – the STEM Teacher Leader Collaborative (TLC). Co-founded in 2013 by Carlone and […]
  • UNCG STEM Teacher Leader Collaborative (TLC) Brings Educators Together From Across NC to Participate in STEM Learning
    On the morning of Saturday, January 26, more than 60 elementary teachers from across the state (centralized in the Piedmont Triad area) came together in the UNCG School of Education building to participate in STEMergizing Saturday, a 3 hour long session on integrating STEM into their classrooms. The goal of this event was for regional […]