Thanks to a generous grant from Spire Energy (formerly The Laclede Group), the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation will be providing Inspired STEM project grants to middle and high school teachers (grades 6-12) to promote innovative STEM learning. The grants, which will be up to $2,000 per project, are designed to support teachers’ efforts to introduce and foster interest in the STEM field.
The purpose of this grant program is to achieve the following overall goals:
- Increase the number of middle and high school students who understand the breadth of STEM careers
- Increase engagement and interest in STEM learning
- Encourage teacher collaboration and innovative approaches to STEM teaching.
Math & Science teachers who teach grades 6 thru 12 can apply for funding. Schools can apply for more than one grant. Grants that show collaboration among teachers will be given preference.
- Lead teachers in this project are expected to participate in STEM training offered by District on professional development days in October, January & February.
- Grantees will also meet for quarterly Peer Learning Exchanges to discuss their projects, share best practices, and build a community of STEM practitioners within the District.
- All schools that receive an Inspired STEM grant will participate in a district-wide STEM Saturday Fair that will take place in April 2018.
Proposals are due on September 29th, 2017.