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"Preparing STEM Teachers: The Key to Global Competitiveness" Print
On June 21, 2007, AACTE, along with the U.S. Senate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Caucus, hosted a Congressional Briefing on, "Preparing STEM Teachers: The Key to Global Competitiveness", in Washington D.C.

Valdine McLean (NV) and Lisa M. Suarez-Carabello (OH), two exemplary secondary STEM teachers, shared their successes in the classroom and provided recommendations to policymakers on how to address the critical shortage of effective STEM teachers. Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond of Stanford University provided an overview of how other nations invest in the preparation of their STEM teachers in order to sustain a competitive economy. And Robin Willner of IBM provided an business perspective on the critical need for effective STEM teachers to educate our nation's future workforce. Sharon Robinson, president and CEO of AACTE, will serve as moderator. View testimony of speakers here. View speaker biographies here.

AACTE released a publication, "Preparing STEM Teachers: The Key to Global Competitiveness", which highlights 50 teacher preparation programs across the country dedicated to increasing the number of effective K-12 STEM educators.


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