Beyond in-service units granted towards teacher certification, the FAU Stiles-Nicholson STEM Teacher Academy (SNSTA) offers Micro-credentialing and electronic badges leading to designation as a SNSTA Certified STEM Teacher Fellow.
Earning this certification creates opportunities for teacher-participants to earn recognition for their commitment to professional growth and excellence in education. SNSTA Certified STEM Teacher Fellows interested in sharing their expertise are invited to develop and propose delivery of workshops for the SNSTA Professional Learning Series.
STEM teaching is dedicated to engaging students “...to develop unique cognitive skills, habits of mind, and attitudes that will benefit learners throughout their lives” through the understanding that STEM learners are “uniquely empowered to enter into the world of the 21st century.” (NISE. What Is Excellent Stem Teaching?)
Teacher-participants can earn designation as a SNSTA Certified STEM Teacher Fellowupon acquisition of 3 micro-credential badges within the 4 PLS domains. SNSTA STEM Teacher Fellows will be invited to submit proposals for workshops they are interested in facilitating.