Colorado Springs-based nonprofit Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) has been named partner of multi-sector STEM-training network 100Kin1o.
The company is one of the latest to join 100Kin10’s mission to train 100,000 American science, technology, engineering and math teachers by 2021, according to a BSCS news release.
“We are extremely honored and very excited to be named a partner in this vital national effort,” BSCS Acting Executive Director Pamela Van Scotter said in the release. “Our dedicated team is committed to the 100Kin10 goal and ready to make a difference and help meet that goal.”
As a 100Kin10 partner, BSCS will assist in developing 600 change agents for STEM education by 2018 by forming teacher leadership teams and connecting with community partners and administrators in order to create a viable STEM-education model.
“More and better-trained STEM teachers are essential to prepare America’s students to fully participate in our democracy and to understand and respond to complex national and global challenges,” officials said in the release.
“To compete in the global marketplace and provide opportunity to all young Americans, all students—not just those fortunate enough to attend certain schools— must have basic STEM skills and knowledge BSCS is one of nearly 200 100Kin10 partners unified by a single, ambitious goal: to prepare all students with the high-quality STEM knowledge and skills to equip them for success in college and the workplace.”
The company was selected to be included in the group by a team of reviewers that included the University of Chicago.
Within the first two years of the 100Kin10 program, partners had successfully recruited and prepared 12,412 teachers for STEM education, according to the release.