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Region 4 Science Collaborative

The Region 4 Science Collaborative is a member of the Texas Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science Teaching (TRC), an award-winning statewide network of 40 P-16 partnerships for science that provides sustained and high intensity professional development to P-12 teachers of science across the state.

District/Campus Administrative Data Letter

Application Information (Teachers)
Applications for the 2015-2016 school year will be made available soon.

Program Overview
This year, the Region 4 Science Collaborative will focus on biology. Each STM will receive a minimum of 100 hours of professional development in the life sciences as well as instructional strategies to raise student achievement. Teachers in districts and charter schools served by Region 4 may attend at no charge any of the Collaborative professional development sessions at Region 4 ESC.

Benefits to science teachers include the following:

  • The opportunity to receive a minimum of 100 hours of sustained, high-quality professional development at no charge
  • Free professional development from science education agencies
  • Networking opportunities with other teachers
  • Paid registration to attend the Region 4 Science Conference in February 2016 at Region 4
  • Training in utilizing technology in the science classroom
  • Stipend of up to $500 for the completion of grant guidelines

The total benefit for each participant is valued at approximately $3,700 and is offered free to teachers accepted into the Collaborative. 

Download a PDF of the 2015-2016 Collaborative Calendar.

What is a Science Teacher Mentor (STM)?
A science teacher mentor (STM) is a participant of the Region 4 Science Collaborative that has committed to complete 100 hours of professional development. Professional development goals are met by attending and actively participating in Region 4 Science Collaborative trainings, instructional meetings, conferences, and online professional development sessions that are related to enhancing the science teacher’s content knowledge and understanding of instructional strategies.
Video: Science Collaborative Meeting/Interviews

Additional Information
For more information, download the Frequently Asked Questions document, email, or call 713.744.6807 or 713.744.6844.

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