Communities of Practice
Too many teachers work in silos. SLL offers opportunities for you to meet and interact with your colleagues. We offer informal gatherings, as well as structured events around a specific subject, grade level, lesson plan, or equipment item.
Contact us to request a new event to meet your specific needs.
General Community Resources
You are busy! We want to make your life a little easier, so we compiled a listing of STEM education resources. Everything from field trips, to professional development opportunities, to small grants for your classroom.
Contact us to share an opportunity that we may have missed.
COVID-19 Resource Guide
Extracurricular Student Activities
STEM Library Lab News
The problem, resourcing the under-resourced, is deceptively challenging. We sent invitations for appointments to the Teacher Free-Store to over 2,000 local educators in the last 2 weeks. Of the respondents, 92% have been from schools with an “A” grade on their SPS score. “A” schools make up less than 10% of all Orleans Parish public schools. Do the teachers at C, D, and F schools just not need free supplies? We know empirically this is not the case, so are forced to ask, what makes those teachers less likely to take advantage of a resource?read more
The New Orleans Advocate, 08/09/2019, by Celeste Turner, photo by Chris Granger - Much the same way that a card-carrying member can walk into a public library and come out with a book, teachers can walk into the STEM Library Lab in Gentilly and borrow everything from...read more
St. Charles Magazine, 01/31/2020, by Lindsay Mack, Photos by Cheryl Gerber While working as a science teacher in New Orleans, Todd Wackerman faced a common dilemma: lab materials are often outside the school’s budget. To help other educators facing a similar issue,...read more