STLE Grants Helping to Expand STEM Education across Districts - Videos

Teacher and Student at STEM Conference

Watch how Freeport Union Free School District and Ballston Spa School District are using Teacher Leaders, funded through the Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (STLE) grant, to expand Science, Engineering, Math and Technology (STEM) education across their districts.  

  • Freeport supports STEM initiatives at the elementary level using school-community partnerships as a foundation for success. With the support of the STLE grant, educators are taking advantage of collegial circles, professional development, and co-teaching opportunities in which they plan hands-on learning experiences and student-centered lessons in partnership with Adelphi University professors. Video: Partnerships in Freeport Inspire Early Interest in STEM
  • Ballston Spa School District serves as a regional “platform school” for STEM development through the support of school-community partnerships with local businesses. With support from the STLE grant, Teacher Leaders are strengthening STEM curriculum and promoting sustainable efforts to ensure students are prepared for college and careers. Video: STEM Education: Expanding Teacher Leader Capacity

Be sure to visit the Improving Practice landing page for additional examples of how over one-third of districts across the state are using STLE grants to improve teaching and learning through the development of career ladder pathways and comprehensive talent management systems