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Our anti-racist, culturally responsive educators give every young person the chance to pursue a STEM career and a more just world.

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Is this program for you?

  • Is part of your anti-racist toolkit, incorporating more student voice into your STEM classroom?

  • Are you trying to create social emotionally responsive STEM environments that are welcoming, affirming and rigorous?

  • Looking for teachers moves to help share authority with students to create a more culturally responsive and sustaining STEM learning experiences?

  • Do you want to join a teacher community of practice exploring project based learning and real-world STEM connections?  

If you answered yes, join one of our programs. 

Democratic STEM Teaching Programs

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Teacher Fellows

Our Teacher Fellowship is a community of practice for STEM educators to understand, apply, + improve STEM pedagogy. Earn Graduate Credits+ CTLE.


Join our free Design Dash Workshops to work with other teachers to apply our Democratic STEM Teaching Framework to problems of practice

Online Courses

Our anytime, anywhere mini-MOOCs help teachers to implement key elements of the  Democratic STEM Teaching Framework into their pedagogy. 

Mentor Fellows

Our Mentor Fellow program is a community of practice for aspiring STEM teacher leaders to lead a cohort of Fellows through the Teacher Fellowship.

Alumni in the News

How Democratized STEM Can Close Opportunity Gaps 

Catherine Stein

Boston STEM Ed Alumni


Dierre Taylor

STEM Ed Mentor Fellow

Hechinger Report


Kelly Houston

STEM Ed Leadership Team

The Edvocate

Nikki Glen, EdD

NC STEM Ed Alumni


I became a better middle school teacher once I stopped being a dictator

Students Are Suffering From Low Academic Self-Esteem. Democratizing the Classroom Can Save Them.

Democratic STEM Teaching Framework

STEM Teacher Development

  • Join a community of practice designed by teachers for teachers.

  • Apply Democratic STEM Teaching Framework to thorny problems of classroom practice.

  • Engage in democratic STEM teacher development experiences to democratic STEM classrooms.

  • Cultivate teacher-driven systemic change in STEM education.

Why should students learn what teachers



Students' ideas and opinions are an integral part of growth and knowledge acquisition within a classroom. 

Interlocking Black Triangles

1. democratic stem teaching FRamework

Teachers develop a conceptual understanding of Student Voice, Shared and Transformational Authority, and Critical STEM Literacy.

Heart & Hands

2. Empathetic instructional design

Teachers participate in a six module structured design process to develop innovative STEMocratic solutions to problems of practice in their STEM classrooms.


3. windows into stem classrooms

Teachers deliver public talks about their successful development of Democratic STEM Teaching practices, highlighting how their students will use STEM in service of a more just world.


4. stem ed innovators network

Teachers join a rich network of STEM Ed alumni dedicated to sustaining dialogue about Democratic STEM Teaching and recruiting promising new Fellows.

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