The University of Florida’s Lastinger Center for Learning works to enhance STEM education by providing high-quality, job-embedded professional development to educators serving high-need schools and culturally diverse student populations.

Improvement in STEM teaching practice and student achievement requires professional development centered on content, inquiry-based learning and effective teaching strategies. Our innovative and collaborative partnerships allow us to bring UF STEM experts and teachers together to advance STEM learning throughout Florida.

We leverage the intellectual resources of the University of Florida to partner with Florida school districts, businesses, and local STEM leaders in order to improve STEM education through these initiatives: