THE SCALE-UP EDUCATOR APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN. CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW TO APPLY:
SCALE-UP PROGRAM TIMELINE
- January 11, 2021: Educator application opens
- March 5, 2021, 11:59 PM Central Standard Time: Educator application submission deadline
- March – April 2021: Review period
- April 9, 2021: Awardees notified
- May 2021: Program providers introduced to awarded educators to begin planning
- Summer 2021: Training, professional development in preparation for program implementation during 2021-2022 academic year
- July 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022: Implementation
- January 26, 2021, 4:00-5:00 PM Central Standard Time: Scale-Up Program Application Webinar - Learn more about who may apply and tips to strengthen your application. CLICK HERE to listen to the webinar recording.
- January - February 2021: Program Information Sessions - Learn more about what is offered for each Scale-Up Program. CLICK HERE to access the dates and times for each program
WHO CAN APPLY?
PreK-12 cross-curricular educators, both in and out of the classroom, are eligible to apply, so long as they have undergone a criminal background check as a requirement of employment. Eligible applicant(s) include public and private school PreK-12 teachers, youth organization leaders, informal education professionals, home school associations and others who deliver STEM education programming. Every applicant must secure the commitment and signature of the institution’s lead administrator(s).
THIS PROGRAM IS AN AWARD, NOT A GRANT.
It is a program delivered to selected applicants. However, applicants who propose to cost-share by absorbing some expenses (e.g. supplies, travel or administration, etc.) or bringing additional funding (e.g. a grant or private sector donation, etc.) will be considered favorably during the review process. Some program options require cost-sharing as noted in their descriptions. The STEM Scale-Up Program funding is provided from the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council Regional STEM Hub Institutions directly to the program provider, rather than to the selected applicant.
HELP US EVALUATE THE PROGRAMS.
Once the program has been implemented, all awarded educators will be required to participate in assessing the effectiveness of their awarded program with the following:
- An educator survey to be completed at the end of the STEM Scale-Up Program; and
- A student participant list to be completed at the end of the STEM Scale-Up Program.
- [Note: Some STEM Scale-Up Program providers may request additional evaluation data.]
REQUIRED MATERIALS AND RESOURCES FOR THE APPLICATION
- 2021-2022 STEM Scale-Up Program Menu
- Help Guide
- A copy of the STEM Scale-Up Program application
- Scoring Rubric
- Iowa’s Regional STEM Managers and a map of their regions
- Need guidance on sustainability sources? Click here to learn more about the various ways to build partnerships in your community.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS VIDEO
Tune in to learn more about how to submit the perfect application for the STEM Scale-Up Program:
- Who May Apply? — Fast-forward to 0:41
- Creating a User Account — Fast-forward to 1:20
- Starting and Completing an Application — Fast-forward to 1:43
- Who Should be Listed as an Administrator? — Fast-forward to 2:34
- Question on Fulfilling Program Expectations — Fast-forward to 5:10
- Question on Plans to Sustain the Program — Fast-forward to 6:40
- Question on Reaching Children of High Need and/or Under-representation — Fast-forward to 8:24
- Submission — Fast-forward to 10:03
- Application Status — Fast-forward to 12:05
If you have questions about the program or the application process, please contact your Regional STEM Manager.