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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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Project Contributions

Channeling Your Inner Entomologist: A partnership between a teacher and an entomologist engages second graders in a study of insect locomotion
"The lesson, 'Exploring Insect Adaptations,' is the result of a partnership between a teacher and an entomologist brought together by a National Science Foundation (NSF)..."
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…
EnLiST Facilitates Teacher Collaboration Across School Buildings to Improve Science Learning
"In its efforts to nurture entrepreneurial STEM teacher leaders, the EnLiST project strives to engage EnLiST Fellows in ever expanding collaborations and learning networks that cut across science content areas…
Entrepreneurial Leadership in STEM Teaching and Learning
Posted by: Fouad Abd-El-Khalick. Effective precollege STEM teaching provides students with meaningfully integrated horizontal (within-grade level) and vertical (across-grade levels) innovative experiences across scientific disciplines. This approach requires a holistic transformation of STEM learning…
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 Fosters a Shared Vision for Expanding Innovative Science Course Offerings at Partner District
Posted by: Anita Martin. Champaign Unit 4 School District is invited to collaborate on the development of several new science courses in order to expand the districts science offerings. The new Physical Science Course…
EnLIST Teacher Leader Goes Green
Posted by: Anita Martin. The Whitney Young Biodiesel HEROES (Helping to Engender Renewable Organic Energy Sources) are gearing up to make some biodiesel…
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…