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Entrepreneurial Leadership in STEM Teaching & learning (EnLiST)

image for project EnLiST The Entrepreneurial Leadership in STEM Teaching & learning (EnLiST) Partnership is comprised of Thornton High School District #205, South Holland, IL, Champaign Unit 4 School District, Champaign, IL, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which serves as the lead among these core partners. In addition, the following are supporting partners: The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), IMSA-affiliated school districts, and Thornton elementary and middle school feeder districts.

EnLiST intends to develop and build the infrastructural elements necessary to sustain a state-wide Illinois community of highly qualified science Teacher Leaders, who will effectively contribute to the transformation of science teaching and learning throughout the K-12 educational continuum in their districts.

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Jay Hooper, a calculus teacher at Centennial High School in Champaign, IL

"Jay Hooper, a calculus teacher at Centennial High School in Champaign, IL, has taken an unconventional approach to teaching. Turning his class on its head, Hooper focused on giving the…

Entrepreneurial Physics Professor Leads EnLiST by Example

"Professor Mats Selen of the Physics Department at the University of Illinois is Principal Investigator of the EnLiST Project. As part of creating instructional materials for the EnLiST Physics Summer…

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Student Success as a Function of Entrepreneurial Teacher Leadership in STEM Teaching and Learning: A Working Model

There have been increasingly urgent and well justified calls for transforming precollege education for the purpose of maintaining the US competitiveness and leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).…

EnLiST: Developing Entrepreneurial Teacher Leaders

This paper addresses the following claim(s): "Through developing science teachers' science knowledge, social networks, and entrepreneurial teacher leadership competencies, EnLiST teachers will bring about innovative solutions to teaching science and…

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Higher Education Partners

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School District Partners

  • Champaign Unit 4 School District
  • Thornton High School District #205
  • Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy