STEM Central

A Community of Practice for NSF STEM Projects

Active Learning Week 2018

Active Learning Week was initiated in 2016 by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as a national effort to incorporate active teaching and learning strategies in STEM classrooms. As several of the original professional association partners in this effort, we invited STEM faculty and science teachers from more than 1400 secondary and postsecondary institutions to TAKE THE PLEDGE to integrate these advanced pedagogies into their teaching practices. To date, over 700 STEM faculty have not only taken this pledge, but also committed themselves to ensuring that their active learning classroom practices are culturally responsive – fully grounded in the lived experiences of students of all races/ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses.


Occurring in campuses across the nation.