Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP)

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MISSION
The Teacher Enrichment Program helps to assure a future talented and diverse U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  TEP provides opportunities for middle and high school teachers to connect with leading experts from industry and academia to explore cutting-edge research and make meaningful professional links with direct benefits for their students. All TEP resources and professional development events are cost-free to participants. 
 
TEP is currently available in California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, South CarolinaTexasVirginia, and Washington, D.C. The Center works with community colleges, universities, corporations, Governors, state agencies, and STEM education representatives in each of the states committed to improving STEM teaching and learning. To date, over 1,570 teachers from 765 schools have participated in TEP, impacting an estimated 255,500 students!  
 
The Teacher Enrichment Program is generously sponsored by: AMGEN Foundation, Celgene Corporation, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, Commonwealth of Virginia, Duke Energy Foundation, Edward T. Bedford Foundation, Greehey Family Foundation, Lockheed Martin, MeadWestvaco Foundation, Micron Foundation, Van Metre Companies, and Vulcan Materials.
 
 
PROGRAM COMPONENTS

An online compendium of state-specific and national resources for high school STEM teachers. Teachers can access more than 2,100 content-rich STEM sites in the areas of Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Technology. 
 
A cost-free dinner event bringing together 30 middle and high school STEM teachers with scientists and/or engineers from industry, academia, or government.  Attendees have the opportunity to hear about cutting-edge research and development, ask questions, network with peers, and interface with the scientist and/or engineer during the informal dinner.
 
An interactive webpage within the Center for Excellence in Education website that contains the Bite of Science presentations and videos.  It also includes supplementary resources related to Bite of Science topics, targeted content from the Clearinghouse, education tools, science news articles, laboratory activities, and resources for students.
 
A forum to connect industry, government, and non-profit representatives with teachers to create awareness of STEM career fields, the job skills required for the 21st century STEM worker, and opportunities for their students to explore STEM subjects and career paths.
 
CEE works with companies, academic institutions, foundations, agencies, education organizations, and academic community groups to create and strengthen public/private partnerships to better serve urban and rural STEM teachers and their students.
 
Have questions about the Teacher Enrichment Program? What to find out how you can participate?
Please contact:
Natasha Schuh-Nuhfer, Ph.D.
Director, Teacher Enrichment Program
(703) 448-9062 ext. 222
 
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