Programs for Educators

STEM TEACHER FORUMS

Each month, the Philadelphia Education Fund hosts a free STEM Forum for teachers working with students grades K-12. Forums feature a light dinner, professional networking, and three different STEM workshops. Act 48 credits are available.

 The next STEM Teacher Forum will be on Monday March 20, from 4:30-7pm.

Registration is strongly preferred; walk-ins welcome, as space allows. For details and registration, go HERE.

Mini-Grants

The STEM Initiatives provide mini-grants to support innovative classroom teaching. If you have an idea for a project but don't have the funds, look for additional information HERE.

Explore STEM Philly

Through generous funding from PECO, STEM professionals ("Career Guides") will visit your classroom and share content as well as career advice. After these classroom presentations, students often participate in free field trips to experience area STEM in action. For more information, go HERE.

STEM Networking Meetings

Each month, the Philadelphia Education Fund hosts a STEM Networking Meeting for classroom teachers, informal science educators, afterschool staff, and anyone interested in innovative STEM education. These meetings feature a light breakfast, introductions and announcements, a peer panel discussion, and professional networking opportunities. PQAS (Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System) credits are available.

The next Networking Meeting will be on Monday, March 27, from 9:30 - 11:30 AM. The topic will be "Funding STEM Education." For additional details and to register, go HERE.

Location: The United Way Building, at 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Parking: Discounted parking is available at the Sheraton Hotel (201 N 17th St.) for $8. Be sure to request a "chaser" card from The United Way receptionist to redeem your discount.