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.
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.