Supporting STEM Teaching and Learning through Communities

S²TLC is a six-year Robert Noyce/NSF-funded partnership of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Greenfield, Holyoke, and Springfield public schools, the Mahar Regional school district and the Hitchcock Center for the Environment. The project is currently building and supporting a community and pipeline of STEM educators that explore deep content knowledge, inquiry-based and culturally responsive practices, and the integration of technology in grades 6-12 mathematics and science classrooms. Face-to-face and virtual communities of practice are hallmarks of the project that will connect teachers in western Massachusetts during and beyond the project.

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January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2018


Greenfield Public Schools
141 Davis Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
United States
Holyoke Public Schools
57 Suffolk Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States
Springfield Public Schools
1550 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103
United States
Ralph C. Mahar Regional School
P.O. Box 680
507 South Main Street
Orange, MA 01364
United States
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
College of Engineering
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
College of Education
Amherst, MA 01002
United States

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Steve Schneider

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Steve Schneider

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College of Natural Sciences/Astronomy

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