In-School STEM Programs
The Innovation Fund supports two programs: the Math & Science Teacher Innovation Grant provides 3rd-6th grade teachers resources to launch interactive STEM project-based learning for their students in the classroom or afterschool, the Ignited Stanford Summer Internship that provides STEM teacher professional development integrated with academic or corporate laboratory experience.
Math and Science Teacher Innovation Grant
The teacher innovation grant funds San Mateo County 3rd-6th grade teachers' proposals that offer innovative and exciting ways to improve STEM instruction through student directed hands-on discovery. The 2016-17 recipients of the award: Math and Science Teacher Innovation Grant Awardees 2016 - 2017
Math & Science Teacher Innovation Grant Posters
Math & Science Teacher Innovation Grant
Ignited Stanford Summer Internship Program
In partnership with the County and Stanford University, San Mateo County highschool or middle school teachers are selected through the Ignited teacher program. The eight-week Summer Fellowship provides teachers with real-world exposure to cutting-edge labs and high-tech corporations. Teachers then create new curriculum integrating concepts learned during the summer to be used in their classrooms. These lesson plans are shared with any interested science teacher through the Ignited website. Interested teachers may apply through the Ignited website.
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