“If we were thinking about [teacher education] the way we think about medicine, as they did back in 1910 when the Flexner Report came out,…we would say, ‘Let’s get the smartest people we can. Let’s get them the best, most comprehensive, intensive training we can possibly organize for them, and then let’s keep them in the profession.’ That would be respectful to children, and to the recruits, and to the education system.”
— Linda Darling-Hammond
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Our community is growing.

Our impact is real.

Approximations of teaching practice allow teachers to "try on" core STEM teaching practice in low-stakes settings.

Approximations of teaching practice allow teachers to "try on" core STEM teaching practice in low-stakes settings.

Trellis Teacher Scholars and Mentor Fellows come together at Mission High School in San Francisco for one of several Collaborative Learning Events in which teachers engage in approximations, observations, and debriefs of teaching practice together.

Trellis Teacher Scholars and Mentor Fellows come together at Mission High School in San Francisco for one of several Collaborative Learning Events in which teachers engage in approximations, observations, and debriefs of teaching practice together.

Our first four cohorts of teacher scholars will impact more than 27,000 California math and science students.

No big deal. 


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2019 theme: How might we ensure our classrooms, colleges, and companies are representative of our communities?

“I can attend to racial dynamics in daily situations of my life with greater frequency.”

”I can challenge existing leaders to acknowledge their limitations and to recognize and promote other types of leaders.”

”I can create space for teachers of color to express disagreement with our white female dominated leadership.”

”I can support other white folks in learning to develop anti racist awareness and action.”
— Sampling of 2019 UnConference Participant Pledges
The 5th Annual UnConference took place on the evening of April 25, 2019 and drew the most diverse and largest group to date.  This year’s event kicked off with powerful performances from YouthSpeaks poets Jamey Williams (top, left) and Gato Gucamatz (top, right), and with a provocative keynote from U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Education faculty member Dr. Travis Bristol (below).

The 5th Annual UnConference took place on the evening of April 25, 2019 and drew the most diverse and largest group to date.

This year’s event kicked off with powerful performances from YouthSpeaks poets Jamey Williams (top, left) and Gato Gucamatz (top, right), and with a provocative keynote from U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Education faculty member Dr. Travis Bristol (below).

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SAVE THE DATE: The 2020 UnConference will be on Thursday, May 7!

Trellis Mentor Fellows work HARD to support beginning teachers...

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...who are working hard to serve Bay Area STEM students!

SFSU Trellis Teacher Scholars engage in Fall Demonstrations of Change in Teaching Practice with SFSU faculty members and Trellis allies.

SFSU Trellis Teacher Scholars engage in Fall Demonstrations of Change in Teaching Practice with SFSU faculty members and Trellis allies.

The changes you’ve shown in response to data and the way you are talking about and reflecting on STEM teaching is not typical of teaching candidates who have been observing and teaching a few warm-ups and homework reviews here and there. They are what we, teacher educators, would expect of 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year teachers. Your insights and commitment to your professional growth are striking and you should be proud.
— Dr. Kim Seashore, SFSU Faculty in the Department of Mathematics, speaking to the Trellis Teacher Scholars after consulting for their fall Demonstrations of Changes in Teaching Practice

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