100Kin10 Project Team: Partnering with Schools to Nurture Positive Work Environment (2019)

This Project Team's goal is to identify how organizations working with schools, districts, or CMOs can support and encourage a focus on positive work environment in schools. Their members include Carnegie Science Center, Museum of Science and Industry, The Institute for School Partnership at Washington University, and the STEM Center at UT Austin.

Many districts and schools partner with external, capacity-building organizations to provide professional learning and development opportunities to STEM teachers. However, the benefit that teachers get from these opportunities is often diminished when they take place inside of schools that do not prioritize positive work environments for teachers. This Project Team will investigate how organizations that partner with districts and schools not only provide professional development to STEM teachers but also encourage leaders to nurture positive work environments for teachers – ultimately allowing teachers to benefit more from these opportunities. This project will likely result in resources that capacity-building organizations can embed into their work with districts and that build on best practices in communication and change management.

This project addresses the work environment catalysts, a 100Kin10 priority area. Learn more here