A national network aiming to increase the number of STEM teachers has added Purdue University’s College of Education to its ranks. The group, known as 100Kin10, hopes to bring 100,000 new STEM teachers to schools by 2021.
The group’s co-founder and executive director, Talia Milgrom-Elcott, says the College of Education’s work has the potential to transform how STEM is taught in schools. Purdue says the college has a focus on integrated P-12 STEM education.
"We are honored to have been selected into the 2016 class of 100Kin10 partners," said Maryann Santos, dean of the College of Education. "The opportunity to learn from other leading programs and share from our own expertise is incredibly exciting."
Purdue says partners in the 100Kin10 network have access to research, innovation and funding opportunities "designed to foster collaborative problem-solving and support to overcome system-level challenges."