Teaming with veteran classroom teachers, UF’s College of Education has created STEM Teacher Induction and Professional Support, or STEM TIPS, a tiered online induction and blended coaching platform to support teacher preparation programs and school districts in developing and retaining new STEM teachers.
STEM TIPS’ mobile-ready platform gives institutions or districts the ability to provide immediate and customized mentoring through multiple tiers of web-based support and resources, to enhance teacher practice, student achievement, and coaching capacity.About STEM TIPS (PDF) more
The Florida STEM TIPS Team of UF education professors and veteran teachers, in collaboration with key stakeholders, district directors, and other STEM education experts, engineered, built, and field-tested this unique online mentoring platform for collaborating and sharing information.
With over 1000 teachers from 15 partner districts involved in field-testing the platform, the STEM TIPS Team is now ready to offer its platform and services to a broader audience of schools, districts, and higher education institutions in and beyond Florida.About STEM TIPS (PDF) more
Pre-Service to Professional Support
School District Blended Induction Support
Online Community of Practice
User-customized networks provide private or public virtual meeting places where group members can collaborate around specific content.
User customized networks are designed to provide a continuity of support as pre-service teachers, new teachers, mentors, professors, and administrators integrate university course work, new PD, or existing mentoring programs into daily practice.
All users have access to STEM TIPS Featured Collections, resources collected, organized, and vetted by veteran teachers. In addition, a filterable bank of both professionally vetted and teacher submitted resources are also available.
Your organization’s coaches or mentors appear on your private Coaching Panel and can be accessed as a group or individually. STEM TIPS Specialists appear on your coaching panel to provide both technical and instructional coaching support.
Integrated remote video observation capabilities are available using any iOS or Android mobile device.