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UNCG STEM TLC Provides Teachers With Classroom Ideas

A local school teacher blows a bubble as part of an elementary science experiment as part of the UNCG STEM TLC summer institute

As part of the UNC Greensboro STEM Teacher Leader Collaborative’s (TLC) commitment to provide quality support to area science teachers, 20 elementary teachers from schools in the North Carolina counties of Harnett, Randolph, Rockingham, and Guilford visited campus for a summer institute. This collaboration of teachers worked to support excellent science education in local schools.

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Elementary schools that serve large populations of minoritized youth often privilege literacy and mathematics instruction because those are the subjects included in high-stakes accountability testing. Teachers working in high-needs settings often feel isolated and need support to sustain innovative science and engineering instruction. We are committed to nurturing equity in science and engineering by empowering teacher leaders. The STEM Teacher Leader Collaborative (TLC) is a community of teachers, teacher candidates, university faculty, administrators, local business leaders, and community stakeholders that supports, celebrates, and sustains teachers’ efforts to include enriching, rigorous, equitable, and responsive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) instruction in high-needs elementary schools in the North Carolina Piedmont Triad.

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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 … Continued