Theme of the month

Theme of the Month

Join us each month as we focus on a topic of interest to STEM Teacher Leaders with a webinar panel, open discussion, resources and blog post. 


Recorded: November 10th at 7pm ET

Description: So many teachers look forward to the challenges and professional growth of becoming a teacher leader. Many of these teachers do not wish to travel the well-worn path that forces them away from their classroom. This webinar will introduce four teachers from different grade levels who each devoted a semester on a course of study with colleagues in their locale to better understand a science and engineering practice. These learning communities are one component of a two-year program where each of the teachers becomes a teacher leader.



Arthur Eisenkraft, is the Distinguished Professor of Science Education, Professor of Physics and Director of the Center of Science and Math in Context (COSMIC) at the University of Massachusetts Boston.


Katy Canote

Katy Canote teaches 2nd grade in Fulton, Missouri. She has been teaching there for seven years, and is passionate about making learning fun and accessible for all students.

Ileana Bermudez Luna

Ileana Bermudez Luna has been a High School Chemistry teacher for the past seven years. She earned her BS in Secondary Education from the University of South Florida and her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University.

Amanda Lim

Amanda Lim graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a B.S. in Liberal Studies and continued to pursue her multiple subject credential and an Introductory Subject Matter Authorization in Math from the same university. Upon earning her credential in 2014, Amanda returned to the San Francisco Bay Area where she began teaching 6th and 7th grade math.

Maria Louisa Soto

Maria Louisa Soto has been a bilingual teacher in Texas since 2010. She teaches 3rd grade Bilingual, GT Math and Science. Her students range between 8 and 9 years old and are considered English Language Learners.