Partner Feature – Toyota USA Foundation

August 24, 2015

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Center for Inspired Teaching is proud to partner with the Toyota USA Foundation through SCALE: Science Curriculum Advancement through Literacy Enhancement.

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The Toyota USA Foundation supports the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through innovative K-12 programs, across all 50 states and with a strong focus on women and diverse communities.

“The Toyota USA Foundation believes that we can best inspire and cultivate the next generation of engineers, scientists, and technologists by engaging young people in exciting STEM opportunities in today’s classrooms,” said Michael Rouse, Toyota USA Foundation President. “We are working to support those students who represent the STEM fields of the future in the US. Center for Inspired Teaching, with its innovative model for teacher training, will have a significant ripple effect throughout our economy.”

In their second year partnering with Inspired Teaching, the Toyota USA Foundation says they are “thrilled” with the impact SCALE has had so far on DC’s students. A full 100% of teachers who participated in the program say that their students are more engaged in learning as a result of SCALE, Inspired Teaching’s newly developed blueprint for the 21st century science classroom.

September Inspired Teaching Institute

Teachers can’t control what happens between the time students wake up and when they arrive at school but they have a lot of control over what happens when students cross the classroom threshold. Participants in this fast-paced, idea-rich Institute will learn 20 different strategies for starting the school day!