2023 Schedule


Important Dates Details
January 21, 2023 STRIVE Open House (9 am – 12:30 pm), on zoom
February 19 Priority applications are due Sunday, February 19, 2023.
March – April The selection process takes place (interviews with STRIVE business partners if applicable).
April – June Complete online work in Google Classroom to prepare for on-site placement in June. Approximately 4 hours of time required.

Meet with your assigned mentor to prepare for placement.

June 19 Placement starts: teachers begin working in their assigned roles at their business placement (dates arranged with business partners):

  • 20 days on site (assuming 8 hour workdays)
  • 10% of time reserved for working on developing a class activity or unit.
  • 5-10% of time spent with different workers in the company to experience a variety of STEM applications at that location.
June 25 – 27 Onsite professional development in Little Rock. All participants will stay in a hotel near campus (typically the Sheridan Four-Points) where we anticipate evening events to occur. Daytime events at UA Little Rock’s STEM Education Center.

  • Sunday night from 6 – 8 pm
  • Monday from 9 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm
  • Tuesday from 8 – 3 pm
July 20 Last day of placement at your business (may need to end early to get to Little Rock by 6 pm)

Start of final professional development in Little Rock from 6 – 8 pm

July 21 Final onsite professional development workshop from 9 – 4 pm
August Meet with your mentors to finalize curricular unit creation.
September to November Implement your STRIVE curricular unit with your students and collect data on its impact.
December Submit your mentor-approved finalized lesson plan by December 1.

Create and refine your open house presentation with your mentor.

January 20, 2024 Let us know if you want to come to the open house to learn more about the program! 

Submit your mentor-approved open-house presentation.

STRIVE Open House – share your STRIVE journey. 9 am – 12:30 pm.

Final teacher stipend dispersed (based on completion of program) via mail.