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Project Teams | Seminars | Cooperation Exchanges | Seed Grants

 

 

Project Teams

Learn more about how to join a Project Team HERE.

Project Teams are collaborative groups formed by two or more Ministries or other institutions of teacher education that are committed to identifying, testing, or implementing a new or modified solution to a shared problem of policy or practice in STEM teacher education.  Project Teams are led by official representatives from Ministries of Education or institutions, but must include at least one early childhood, primary, or secondary STEM teacher.

Over the course of six months, Project Teams work together on  a project that addresses one or more challenges underlying STEM teacher education. The projects are supportive of each institution's core work, and are executed in a way that the rest of the network can learn from and build on what is produced by each Project Team.

Project Teams offer a unique opportunity to connect virtually and in-person with individuals who are facing similar problems in different countries. The Project Team model takes advantage of the diversity of the network to receive feedback and make iterative changes that might result in better outcomes.

Institutions receive funding to send their representative and STEM teacher to an annual Seminar held in August. Institutions in Project Teams are welcomed to apply for additional funds for Cooperation Exchanges and Seed Grants.

 

Seminars

The annual Seminar is the pinnacle event of each Project Team cycle, during which institutions come together to share their progress and challenges as they work on shared problems of policy and practice in STEM teacher education.

During each Seminar, institutions are encouraged to present their work, share knowledge, and get feedback for improvement from the network. Institutions are encouraged to disseminate their findings through interactive presentations, poster sessions, and round table discussions. Additionally, Seminars are an opportunity  for policymakers to engage with new educational research on effective STEM teacher preparation.

Institutions can feature their own work and learn from others who have shared challenges. The Seminar provides an opportunity for face-to-face communication to deepen Project Team relationships and to seek future international collaborations.

All attendees at the Seminar are encouraged to be active participants who contribute to at least one presentation or discussion session. Project Teams are expected to share out at least some aspects of their work through interactions at the Seminar as well as through a contribution to an annual Seminar publication.

 

Cooperation Exchanges

Cooperation Exchanges are face-to-face meetings of one or more institutions with their collaborators to work on a shared problem of policy or practice in STEM teacher education.

Near the end of Project Team cycles, institutions are encouraged to apply for a Cooperation Exchange to make site visit to other institutions or relevant partners to work on or learn about potential solutions to the problem they have identified. Cooperation Exchanges provide funding for travel, meals, and accommodations for the traveling parties up to $10,000 USD.

If awarded, institutions must complete a letter of agreement detailing the commitments expressed in the proposal application. At the time of completion of the Cooperation Exchange, an interim report must be submitted, and a final report approximately one year later must account for any impacts that might have resulted from the exchange.

 

Seed Grants

Seed Grants are financial awards to institutions that help them prototype or implement new or modified solutions to problems of policy or practice in STEM teacher education.

Near the end of the Project Team cycles, institutions with promising solutions to their problems of policy or practice are encouraged to apply for a Seed Grant. Seed Grant funds may be used in a variety of ways. For example, a grant might provide participant support to host a workshop, hire a temporary external consultant to collect research data, or create and distribute a multimedia product. Awards may be made up to $10,000 USD.

If awarded, institutions must complete a Cooperation Agreement detailing the commitments expressed in the proposal application. At the end of the project, the institution is expected to provide an interim report, followed by a final report to ITEN approximately one year later to account for any impacts that might have resulted from the Seed Grant activities.




 

2019 Project Teams

Project Teams Overview Video (2019)

Project Teams Overview Presentation (2019)

Project Teams Google Drive Access

CO/CR/DO/PE

Mico/TT/USA

JM/BS/GE

AR/CO/CO

JM/KN/USA

DO/USA

 

 

 

 

Workshop & Seminar 2019

 

2019 Cooperation Exchange Awards

Call for Cooperation Exchange Proposals (closed for 2019)

Budget Proposal Template (closed for 2019)

Application Submission (closed for 2019)

Webinar: Recording & Presentation

 

2019 Seed Grant Awards

Call for Seed Grant Proposals (closed for 2019)

Budget Proposal Template (closed for 2019)

Application Submission (closed for 2019)

Webinar: Recording & Presentation