Torlakson's STEM Task Force Blueprint for California

Innovate: A Blueprint for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in California Public Education

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson

STEM Task Force

May 2014

"Given the critical value of teacher content and pedagogical content knowledge (Zeidler, 2002), continued professional learning is paramount in promoting student learning in STEM disciplines . Unfortunately, professional learning opportunities for teachers and administrators have severely decreased over the past ten years and are virtually nonexistent in many schools" (p. 14).