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Opt4STEM Partnership for College Success Program




Opt4STEM is looking for interested Von teachers to be a part of the planning and facilitation of Opt4STEM activities, including: 


STEM Enrichment Programs:

A vital part of OptSTEM is providing  Von students with unique opportunities to not only increase their interest in STEM but to enrich their understanding of and experience in these fields. Von teachers are needed to guide and enrich these programs. Events include the Bridge Building Competition and Engineering Week.


College and Career Readiness Workshops:

Each workshop is focused on preparing Von students for life after high school. Von teachers will assist the workshop leader with the planning and delivery of the workshop. Workshop topics include Essay Writing, Financial Literacy, College Choice, and more. 


Create Your Own Programs:

The "Create Your Own" is a chance for Von teachers to develop a program for Von students to participate in either at Illinois Tech or up at  Von. Interested teachers should contact Jennifer Sutton (jmsutton@cps.edu) or Megan Campanile (mcampani@iit.edu) to share and discuss your idea. 



Select an Event

Scroll down below to read descriptions and requirements for each event and submit the interest form for the event(s) you are interested in.  






Promote to Von Students

Encourage your students to attend the events that you are involved in. Opt4STEM will provide marketing materials you can post but hearing from you is the best way to get students interested.






Make A Difference

Show up to the event on time and ready to have fun! 







Recognition and Compensation

To show our gratitude, we will recognize you in the Opt4STEM Weekly Updates. In addition, you will get paid for your time and effort. Time sheets will be emailed to you after the event. See event details for compensation amount.







Fall Semester 2017
Spring Semester 2018
Summer 2018
Fall 2018