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In partnership with educators, our mission is to advance teaching and learning to engage, inspire and empower all learners.

What Others are Saying:

“Although ASSET may appear to be 'materials and professional development for hands-on science,' I realized in its early years that at its core, it is fundamentally about shifting the teaching profession so that teachers are active architects for building student thinking and conceptual understanding—which can be applied in any content area. ASSET's professional development around inquiry helps teachers push back against pressures to have the teacher at the center of the classroom and instead orient their classrooms around students' thinking. This realization has changed the way I work with other education organizations—I look beyond the context and strategies that the organization employs to understand its core message about teaching and learning.”

- Jennifer Iriti, Ph. D., Co-Director, Evaluation for Learning Group
Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh

ASSET STEM Education™ is a national education improvement nonprofit that provides educators, schools and educational organizations (serving Pre-K through career) with...
  • proven professional development
  • evidence-based, hands-on learning materials (leasing program)
  • customized consulting services

Using a "teachers teaching teachers" model, ASSET supports systemic schoolwide and districtwide changes. ASSET's programs: (a) relate to standards-based curricula; (b) incorporate research-based classroom practices; (c) allow teachers to experience firsthand what students will experience; (d) model inquiry-based teaching and learning; (e) embed reflection/meaning making; and (f) support the development of educators into leaders.

ASSET serves more than 2,500 educators impacting more than 150,000 students annually. The organization is part of 100Kin10, Change the Equation and STEMx—national coalitions for developing excellent STEM teachers, sharing best practices and scaling effective practices in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.