Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)

This exciting fully online summer program gives K-12 and informal STEM educators from across the country the chance to learn how to incorporate culturally responsive teaching into their STEM lesson plans while working with MagLab scientists and educators.

The MagLab is a National Science Foundation funded facility that houses interdisciplinary research with both in-house staff as well as users who are making breakthroughs in STEM. Our 2021 and 2022 MagLab Research Experience for Teachers program were online due to the COVID 19 pandemic. We are currently making plans for the 2023 program. Please return to this site in January of 2023 for more information.

Unfortunately, due to our funding source, only US citizens or permanent residents (Green card holders) are eligible for this program.

RET Class of 2021

Our RET class of 2021 developed science lesson plans that incorporated culturally responsive pedagogy. These educators learned how to connect MagLab science and engineering into their lessons so that they could be more inclusive of all students. This is the first time our educators have developed lesson plans that are now available to others. We encourage you to take these plans as a foundation and tailor them for your students.


Culturally Responsive STEM Lesson Plan: pdfWhat Happened in Texas in February of 2021?

Lesson by: Emily Berman

Contact info: emily.berman@knowlesteachers.org


Culturally Responsive STEM Lesson Plan: pdfEquity in Traffic Stops: A Social Justice Kinematics Lesson

Lesson by: Emily Blumberg

Contact info: eblumberg@passaicschools.org


Culturally Responsive STEM Lesson Plan: pdfClassification and Diversity

Lesson by: Denise Hulette, Ph.D.

Contact info: dmhulett@volusia.k12.fl.us


Culturally Responsive STEM Lesson Plan: pdfProperties of Matter through a Multicultural Lens

Lesson by: Shanna Lillis

Contact info: shanna.m.lillis@gmail.com


Culturally Responsive STEM Lesson Plan: pdfAtomic Avengers

Lesson by: Kristie J. Long

Contact info: kjlong@volusia.k12.fl.us


Culturally Responsive STEM Lesson Plan: pdf"The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague" and How Do Boats Float?

Lesson by: Raiza Pou

Contact info: mrspou@dadeschools.net


Culturally Responsive STEM Lesson Plan: pdfFederal Public School Spending

Lesson by: Katherine Risbrough


Culturally Responsive STEM Lesson Plan: pdfExamining Racial Diversity across School Districts in US States

Lesson by: Treshonda Rutledge


Culturally Responsive STEM Lesson Plan: pdfEnvironmental Management Lesson Plan

Lesson by: Erin Squires

Contact info: squireserin@gmail.com


Culturally Responsive STEM Lesson Plan: pdfMu of the Shoe Lab

Lesson by: Jamie Taube

Contact info: jtaube@davincischools.org


For more information contact Carlos R Villa