STEMwork Professional Learning Institute

Transform Your Practice

Working in small local teams with a facilitator trained by the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership, STEMwork Scholars learn how to use Project-Based Learning (PBL) to engage students in exploring real-world STEM careers in their local community, and in the process, build essential skills such as problem solving, collaboration, and communication.

This blended program includes eight online asynchronous sessions, industry visits, and meet-ups with facilitators and their team members.

As a STEMwork Scholar You Will:

  • Connect your school and students to STEM-related businesses and industries in your community, and engage these companies with your school.
  • Better prepare students for viable STEM careers in a rapidly changing world.
  • Be empowered with the knowledge and resources needed to design and deliver dynamic curriculum units that are relevant to the STEM careers and businesses in your community.

Program Benefits

  • 8 CEUs (5 content, 2 digital competencies, and 1 literacy) are recommended by the NC Department of Public Instruction and the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership
  • Trained facilitator who will guide your work and provide feedback through the entire process
  • Cohort of educators to help support one another throughout the program

After completing STEMwork, I can engage my students as problem-solvers who can influence decision-makers in the community through their PBL projects. I am also able to advocate for teaching soft skills based on what I have learned from industry leaders, and I have grown as a leader who can support in building a better future.”

STEMwork Scholar Rohini Muthusubramanian, Mills Park Middle, WCPSS


Ready to become a STEMwork Scholar?

The 2023-24 STEMwork Institute will be available in the following counties: Cherokee, Clay, Macon, Graham, Swain, Jackson, Haywood, Buncombe, Madison, Transylvania, Avery, Burke, Mitchell, Yancey, Rutherford, Polk, Henderson, McDowell, Cleveland, Edgecombe, Martin, Nash, Beaufort, Craven, Pamlico, Lenoir, Wayne, Jones, Duplin, Onslow, Alamance, Orange, Chatham, & Guilford.

Educators can sign up to participate in the STEMwork program below.

Need more information?

Let us know you are interested by contacting Carrie Horton at or call 919-515-5118.

Download the STEMwork flier