Integral to Iowa's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) equation are educators.
Iowa has many outstanding STEM teachers pre-K through college as well as outside of formal learning environments.
However, we cannot rest as a state until every STEM learner enjoys the best teaching available. And evidence such as enrollment trends and test scores suggests an unacceptable "hit and miss" condition, especially for students of economic disadvantage.
Iowa's best teachers, conveying the excitement of STEM through interdisciplinary, hands-on inquiry and problem solving, are our most precious resource. Teachers have a responsibility to elevate the profession and to support a high standard of excellence across the entire school.
The following resources are offered in support of those high standards.