100Kin10 Project Team: Supporting Access to Local STEM Resources, Mid-Atlantic Region (2019)

This Project Team's goal is to explore how to support teachers’ access to local STEM resources, specifically in the Mid-Atlantic region. Their members include Francis Scott Key Elementary-Middle School, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Digital Harbor Foundation, Johns Hopkins, and Teaching Channel. 

The leaders of this team have experienced a broken marketplace in which many teachers are unaware of or unable to access:

- guidance around implementing STEM practices;
- materials, supplies, and funding; and
- opportunities to learn from and collaborate with local STEM experts.

Especially challenged by this broken marketplace are elementary teachers who don’t have a STEM background, but are teaching STEM.

This team aims to support these teachers by developing a strategy to foster a thriving community of local teachers and STEM industry—better enabling access to resources.