With colleges developing programs to teach future educators how to foster digital literacy and educate learners on the engineering design process, partnerships with higher education institutions have become one of the most valuable tools for K–12 educators, especially those teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses.


Western Kentucky University’s Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science developed another type of successful partnership with its National STEM Scholar Program. Under the philosophy of “train the trainer,” the program takes 10 middle-school science teachers from across the United States and gives them a week of professional development and networking, Campus Technology reports.

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