What if every 6th grade student entering a California public middle or high school was assured seven years of math and science teachers who have the skill and support to fully serve them and with whom they share critical identities?
We’re going to find out.
Trellis Education is an organization supporting the development of long-term models for STEM teacher education and professional learning that support these pathways being not just possible, but the norm for California students.
We support teacher preparation providers and partner school districts creating and enacting "gold standard" pathways for recruiting, preparing, supporting, developing, and retaining ambitious, effective STEM teachers.
The Trellis Education Commitment to Social Justice means that our Mentor Fellows and Teacher Scholars will:
View and represent STEM teaching and learning in California public schools as a sociopolitical act of social justice;
Prioritize communities and schools that are underserved, underresourced, and that serve historically marginalized students;
Create culturally-, linguistically-, and contextually-responsive STEM experiences in schools;
Diversify the teaching force and reflect the communities we serve;
Become leaders in social justice alongside becoming leaders in ambitious practice and long-term teacher preparation and support; and
Continuously define what social justice means in our community and what this definition means for who we serve and how we serve them.