STEM Professional Learning

Pathway Partners' Community of Practice Series

Through a generous grant from the Bosch Community Fund, Carnegie Science Center hosts a free weekly learning opportunity designed to support schools and their stakeholders in STEM education.

Each week, a new asynchronous resource or link to a live event is posted on STEMisphere available to Pathway Partners for a limited time. Please check back each week for the latest offering. 

Week 4: STEM Identity

Partnerships between schools and businesses

For our third video, we take a look at the concept of STEM Identity and its impact on K–12 students as they develop skills necessary for becoming STEM professionals. Learn how STEM Identity is defined, ways in which it connects to career awareness, and how to recognize potential inhibitors to the development of a positive STEM Identity. Finally, this video will introduce viewers to peer-reviewed research and resources that aim to increase awareness of and assessment for a STEM Identity.

Live Networking Event: STEM Learning Through Competitions, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 

Join us for our second Pathway Partners’ Community of Practice Series LIVE event held April 27, 2021 from 3:30-4:30 pm EST (12:30-1:30 pm PST).

Take advantage of opportunities to engage with like-minded educators from around the country, learn about new resources, and talk with leaders in the field of STEM education. Additionally, learn how competitions can foster STEM learning and are a valuable way to help prepare students for current and future success. The event is open to the first 100 respondents. RSVP via this Google Form. A calendar invite will be sent upon receipt.

We need your help forming an online Educator Advisory Group!

In an effort to improve upon our support of schools and educators, we created a survey designed to gain teacher feedback regarding professional development preferences and experiences. Additionally, our hope is that a portion of the educator respondents will be willing to take part in an advisory group to act as a mechanism for gaining up-to-date feedback on trends and needs. Take the Survey.


The anticipated long-term outcomes of the Community of Practice Series include: 


  • More collaboration between schools and businesses 

  • Increased confidence among teachers and administrators 

  • Improved STEM education in the region and beyond 

  • Form a Community of Practice to share best practices and create new knowledge in the field of STEM education 

Supported by the Bosch Community Fund

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