Step-Up Program

A professional development ecosystem like no other.

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What is the Step Up Program?

Step Up is a collaboration between KCI, Ignited Education, and Science from Scientists in the Silicon Valley to provide educators with an opportunity to explore near-term technologies such as artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, synthetic biology, and more! Participants will engage with KCI in a 3 day (18 hour) professional learning experience where they will take a deep-dive into the subject and develop content that can be delivered to their students. Those same educators have an opportunity to participate in a 9-week, intensive internship at a company that focuses on that content, and finally, they can be mentored by a professional or ex-professional from that industry in their classroom.

The Step Up Program

Step Up has three parts:

Industry-Critical Content

We focus on technology and science content important to companies, but not currently taught in middle and high schools.

Teacher professional development

We've created an end-to-end process that prepares teachers for delivering exciting new industry content

Diverse role models

We bring a diverse group of company subject-matter experts into classrooms as student role models and company ambassadors.

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