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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.

Application Information
Registration is now closed.

Program Overview
The Region 4 Science Collaborative is a grant-funded program focused on middle school science, grades 5–8, providing sustained and high quality professional development based on the science TEKS and STAAR™ reporting categories. Science teachers in Region 4 are invited to participate; the program is limited to 30 teachers region-wide.

The Science Collaborative offers science teachers and schools the following as incentives:
-  Free science professional development at Region 4 ESC
-  Free professional development from various informal science education agencies
-  Free materials to support implementation of new learning
-  Opportunities to attend state meetings and conferences
-  Networking opportunities with other teachers
-  Up to $500 of stipend money for completion of grant guidelines

Download the 2014-2015 Science Collaborative brochure here.

Download a PDF calendar featuring upcoming Orientation and Summer Institute sessions for the 2014-15 school year.

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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