Smithsonian Science Education Center, Howard University Join Forces to Increase Diversity in STEM Teaching

To tackle the issue of underrepresentation in STEM teaching and leadership, the Smithsonian Science Education Center, in collaboration with the Howard University School of Education, hosted a STEM teacher leadership summit in February that was funded by Shell Oil Company and powered by Teach to Lead. At this summit, teams of educators nationwide created plans for attracting, retaining and developing a diverse STEM teaching workforce in their districts, positioning themselves as catalysts for systemic change. By increasing representation among STEM teachers, schools increase the diversity of STEM students and subsequent career opportunities available to them.

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