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STEM

Science, technology, engineering, and math - STEM for short - are subjects that develop problem-solving abilities and critical thinking skills.  Regardless of their future career path, students need a solid understanding of these concepts.  Our work helps ensure that our students have access to the intellectual capital needed to lead and participate in a technology-driven world.

How do you get smart, motivated teachers into elementary and middle school classrooms at high-need schools? You offer them more support than they could ask for through an innovative model of teacher preparation. It’s called Project Inspire in Chattanooga.

Project Inspire is a teacher residency whose main goal is to inspire teachers to teach and students to learn. Its focus is on math classrooms in grades 4-8 in Chattanooga.

By providing practical learning, hands-on experience, and a support network teachers need to be effective right away, Project Inspire is building a real movement for education reform starting from the ground up.

Project Inspire is a partnership between PEF, Urban Teacher Residency United (UTRU), Hamilton County Department of Education, Tennessee Technological University, with support from AmeriCorps and First to the Top.

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For more information on the Project Inspire contact:

Mark Neal Interim Director, STEM Teacher Residencies

423.668.2439 • mneal@pefchattanooga.org