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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 K–12 teachers of science across the state.

Program Overview

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:

  • 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 October 2017
  • Training in utilizing technology in the science classroom

The total benefit for each participant is valued at approximately $3,200 and is offered free to teachers accepted into the Collaborative. 


We are excited to announce that we have completed the application process for the 2017-18 school year! 


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.



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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