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 K–12 teachers of science across the state.
This year, the Region 4 Science Collaborative will focus on elementary and middle school chemistry (matter) TEKS. Each STM will receive a minimum of 100 hours of professional development, including chemistry (matter), 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 total benefit for each participant is valued at approximately $3,200 and is offered free to teachers accepted into the Collaborative.
District/Campus Administrative Data Letter
Download and complete the form to begin the partnership process.
Science Teacher Mentor (STM) Application Form
Download and complete the form to apply for the 2017-18 Region 4 Science Collaborative.
Proposed 2017-18 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.