Key 2020 Projects

Teacher Professional Development Online Portal

Workgroups involved: Teacher Professional Development, Pathways to Workforce

Now officially live!  We have added a new section to our website just for educators!  This new resource includes listings virtual field trips, professional development offerings, and a wealth of additional resources all in one place!  Amidst the uncertainties of working in a virtual environment, planning the upcoming school year will be that much easier with this one-stop repository of resources.  Filter your options to find just the right resource for you and your team!  

Quality Out-Of-School-Time Learning Peer Community of Practice

Workgroups involved: Broadening Participation, Teacher Professional Development

The Community of Practice has officially launched! As part of our effort to increase the rigor of STEM learning opportunities, STEMSTL has launched a peer Community of Practice for Out-Of-School-Time (OST) STEM programs. We are accepting applications for participants through October 16, 2020. Visit our page on the Community of Practice here.

Student and Family Afterschool Program Portal - Blueprint4STEM

Workgroups involved: Student and Family Engagement, Broadening Participation

STEMSTL is proud to announce that we will be partnering with the Clark-Fox Family Foundation to build Blueprint4STEM!  Blueprint4STEM will provide access to fun and engaging STEM learning opportunities for K-12 students.  Afterschool and weekend programs will be featured, with the option to filter by important attributes such as cost, subject matter, and age group.  Parents will finally be able to connect their kids with all the STEM learning opportunities in St. Louis in one convenient location!  Special thanks to the Clark-Fox Family Foundation for helping us deliver this content through their widely regarded Blueprint4 platform!

We are still in the early development stages of this project, and are anticipating a rollout in February of next year.  Stay tuned for more updates!

Quality Professional Development Peer Community of Practice

Workgroups involved: Teacher Professional Development, Broadening Participation

We are so grateful to the members of our Teacher Professional Development working group.  Over the past 2 years, they have worked hard to put together a Quality Professional Development rubric.  This is a powerful self-assessment tool for professional development providers.  We will be piloting the rubric through the launch of a peer Community of Practice for quality professional development.  If your organization is interested in participating, please send an email to for more information.

Learn more about current workgroups.

Learn more about the STEMSTL theory of change.