KSTF's network approach has allowed our cadre to grow to more than 200 expert STEM teachers across more than 40 states.
Career-long learning--Graduates of our five-year fellowship program use KSTF's network as an avenue for continued collaboration.
Furthermore, KSTF is working to leverage its teacher network to identify, study, and understand pressing problems in education, as well as develop, implement, and test solutions to those problems across a wide variety of contexts.
The cadre of backbone teachers that KSTF has developed energizes and strengthens the network, improving the overall quality of STEM instruction across these disparate structures.
KSTF's national network, including partnerships with leading researchers and practitioners, ensures that teacher-generated professional knowledge and effective practices in STEM education are shared at all levels of policy and practice.
Heather Buskirk, a KSTF senior fellow, hasn't let the fact that she is the only physics teacher in her small upstate New York district keep her from sharing her practice broadly with her colleagues by leading KSTF-supported workshops on inquiry, project-based learning, and differentiated instruction in her district and beyond.
Physics teacher Bradford Hill, a KSTF senior fellow from Southridge High School in Beaverton, Ore., splits his time between teaching high school physics and leading professional development for his district's science teachers.