Would Giving STEM Teachers More Leeway to Experiment Keep Them in Schools?

January 18, 2018

EdWeek announces 100Kin10’s STEM Teacher Experimentation Challenge grant recipients:

This week, the national network 100Kin10, which has pledged to train and retain 100,000 STEM teachers by 2021, announced $1 million in funding to five groups to try to answer the question, How can we empower teachers to experiment—and even fail—in their instruction?

“We need teachers to be empowered to create vibrant learning environments in their classrooms to attract and retain our greatest educators,” said Talia Milgrom-Elcott, the executive director of 100Kin10, in a statement. “The data show that this means we must give teachers permission to experiment in their teaching. There is no authentic STEM without experimentation; this can be true at every level in a school.”

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