The "bridging to STEM Excellence" (BTSE) project is a consortium consisting of five organizations that direct successful, large-scale professional development initiatives. The following institutions have joined the consortium to coordinate their efforts to accelerate the adoption of department- and program-level changes.
BioQUEST/QUBES emphasizes quantitative skills and building inclusive and equitable learning environments in biology, covering cross-disciplinary topics such as bioinformatics and data sciences. BioQUEST's work translates into practical classroom practices and tools.
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) has expertise in course, department, and program design and assessment for the geosciences and environmental sciences. Their programming consists of extensive workshops and online resources.
National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE) works to improve STEM learning with problem-based, civic, and experiential learning.
The POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) Project provides professional development and curricular materials for student-centered guided inquiry learning in the classroom and laboratory across STEM fields. POGIL pedagogy supports the explicit development of process skills in the context of content mastery.
Summer Institutes for Scientific Teaching (SI) has expertise in active learning, effective assessment, and inclusive teaching practices for biology and other STEM fields.