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.
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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.
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.