The Tech Academies Fellowship

The Tech Interactive’s Tech Academy American Alliance of Museums 2020 award for Innovation in Museum Education.

Our Award-winning Fellowship Program

Our award-winning Fellowship program empowers educators in our partner districts, and expanded learning organizations to develop leadership skills and cross-curricular expertise in engineering and computational thinking instruction. This creates a growing network of STEM educator leaders building STEM identity and STEM career awareness in their youth through innovative pedagogical approaches. 

Fellows who complete the program emerge as Engineering Education Leaders (EELs) who have been coached to intentionally integrate STEM into the curriculum and to provide professional development throughout their districts. Each May, 30 educators will be selected by their districts or expanded learning programs to participate in a 12-16 month Fellowship with The Tech Interactive.

Fellows gain:
  • 90 hours of quality professional development to become an Engineering Education Leader
  • Membership in a network of like-minded educators committed to increasing quality engineering education in the classroom     
  • Professional growth as an instructional leader with requisite expertise to integrate engineering and computational thinking into cross curricular content areas. 
  • District-supported release time for professional development held during the school year
  • A stipend upon full completion of Summer Institute requirements
Program requirements:
  • A two-week Summer Institute, July 14-25, 2025 with an emphasis on completing a pre-selected project customized to the learning needs of your community 
  • Five half-day Community of Practice meetings over the course of the Fellowship 
  • An observation related to coaching colleagues on implementation of your Summer Institute project 
  • A commitment to fulfill around 20 hours of independent self-paced components of the Fellowship over a period of 12-16 months 

A commitment to implement new instructional strategies gained during the program. Districts will select participants by May 2024 for the 2025 Tech Academies Fellowship cohort. If you are interested in being considered for the Fellowship, use the link below to request more information.

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Eligible Districts

View Our Current Tech Academies Fellows

Alum Rock Union School District
East Side Union High School District
Evergreen Elementary School District
Franklin McKinley School District
Gilroy Unified School District
Morgan Hill Unified School District
Oak Grove School District
San José Unified School District
Expanded Learning