Teachers in every CIJE school are assigned a dedicated mentor to work with them one-on-one throughout the year. Mentors inspire and guide teachers through the new terrain of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) education.

Mentorship Throughout the School Year

Teachers and mentors meet in person at CIJE’s annual, summer professional development conference. Through in-person and virtual support, they develop a collaborative relationship throughout the school year. Additionally, a mentor can be called upon to interact with any school in the network that might need his or her unique expertise.

Mentor Expertise

Our Mentor Team has experience in:
High School STEAM education
  • Creating a school STEAM culture 
    • Theory and practical application of electrical circuits and components thereof
    • Arduino or other microcontroller platforms
    • C/C++ and other programming languages including Python and JavaScript
    • 3D CAD modeling and use of 3D printer, laser cutter, and CNC router
    • Building robots and teaching robotics
  • K-8 STEAM education
    • Creating a school STEAM culture
    • Judaic/STEAM integration
    • Best practices in Math education including remediation and acceleration
CIJE Mentors:
  • Understand best practices in STEAM education
  • Appreciate children learning through hands-on, inquiry-based exploration
  • Provide school-specific content consultation and training on STEAM topics
  • Develop and facilitate professional training workshops
  • Develop and update STEAM modules in line with NGSS standards
  • Lead events exposing students to the excitement of STEAM showcase and competition
Meet Our Mentors