The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) Teaching Equity Project (STEP) provides K12 science teacher professional development in science content, instructional strategies, technology and mentoring. Training is provided by UH faculty, staff and master teachers during summer institutes and academic year sessions on UH and K12 campuses. STEP consistently produces data to demonstrate improved achievement for students taught by STEP-trained teachers.
STEP focuses on teachers who teach high needs student populations. For 2017-18, we will provide elementary and middle school STEM teachers and high school Physics/IPC teachers with a minimum of 100 hours of professional development which will directly impact 70 campuses, 14 districts, and over 10,000 students.
STEP is completely free to teachers, campuses and districts and is made possible by funding from the Teacher Quality Grants Program for Higher Education, the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, the Hamill Foundation, and the Powell Foundation.