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 programming is currently available to teachers in California, Florida, Pennsylvania, South CarolinaTexas, and Virginia. TEP has also served teachers in Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. since the program's launch in 2012. 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 1,650 teachers from 790 schools have participated in TEP, impacting an estimated 269,475 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, Micron Foundation, Van Metre Companies, Vulcan Materials, and WestRock Foundation.
 
 
PROGRAM COMPONENTS

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.
 
A forum to connect industry, government, academic, 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 both students and teachers to explore STEM subjects and career paths.
 
An online resource providing access to Bite of Science and Teacher Roundtable presentations and videos, supplementary resources related to Bite of Science topics, education tools, and resources for students.  
 
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.
 
 
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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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