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Seeds of Change Educator Training Program

What is the Seeds of Change Educator Training Program?

Seeds of Change is a leadership development program that provides training and support to advance girls and women in STEM through an integrated curriculum of mentoring, training, and skills development. The Seeds of Change curriculum is grounded in research about how gender bias manifests in leadership development and opportunities, and the program's goal is to encourage age- and stage-appropriate awareness, skills and resources that will support girls and young women in STEM as they navigate critical transitions in school and in their careers.

In the Seeds of Change Educator Training Program, we partner with early career educators from schools and organizations who are committed to advancing girls in STEM and train them in how to lead the Seeds of Change curriculum with the youth they serve. Through a three-day Program Kick-off and four scheduled Touchpoint Meetings throughout the school year, Educator Partners are provided with support to lead the curriculum as well as the opportunity to reflect on and further develop their own leadership.

What qualifications are needed be an Educator Partner?

  • Currently working as an educator - teacher, coach, non-profit professional, mentor, etc. - with high-school aged students
  • Committed to advancing girls in STEM
  •  In the “early career” stage (i.e. first five years of working in education)

What is the time commitment?

Educator Partners commit to approximately 50 hours of engagement over the course of the program, which includes:

  • Completing the in-person Program Kick-off held at Stanford on September 14, 15 and 21, 2024
  • Attending four virtual Touchpoint Meetings during the 2024-25 school year
  • Implementing and evaluating the Seeds of Change curriculum in their local context

What does it cost to participate?

  • There are no registration fees for the Educator Training Program.
  • Travel and accommodation for the Program Kick-off at Stanford, if necessary, are the responsibility of the Educator Partner.
  • Educator Partners will receive an honorarium of $1500.00 to support their participation and partnership.

Interested in becoming an Educator Partner?

Apply at by August 4, 2024.

Educators of all genders, identities, backgrounds, and experiences are encouraged to apply.