- Institutes focus on building STEM skill sets essential for entering the workforce;
- Centers focus on recruiting, training, and retaining teachers; and
- Programs focus on motivating students and teachers through innovative partnerships and practices.
These investments are further defined by critical economic sectors of the Arizona economy: namely, Advanced Communications and Information Technologies, Biosciences, and Sustainable Systems. Successful SFAz K-12 proposals will provide teachers and students with useful educational experiences along with the real world training needed to build the foundation Arizona needs for competing in the 21st century. Absent this necessary foundation in STEM training and education, learning will be limited in value and teaching will not be the attractive and successful profession it must be.
The proposal deadline is Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 5 p.m. For more information and to download the full RFP, click on http://www.sfaz.org/investments-k-12.html