Teacher Training in STEM
U Akron Teacher College Opens STEM Education Center By Dian Schaffhauser 03/18/19
An Ohio education college has established a new center to help teachers attain STEM professional development. The Urban STEM Education Center at the University of Akron’s College of Education will also conduct research and evaluate STEM education programs at the local, state and federal levels.
According to Karen Plaster, co-director of the center and an associate professor of practice, the college pursued the initiative for two reasons: First, partnering school districts were seeking STEM training for their teachers; second, the college, which has an urban focus, thought the new center would “further support our faculty’s existing collaborations with urban school districts.”
College faculty will visit partnering school districts, including