Louisiana STEM Training
Connecting Students and Teachers to Real Scientists

Louisiana educators have the opportunity to become JASON Teachers through two JASON Training projects. Each project provides FREE training on integrating JASON’s award-winning science content and resources into classrooms. Project 1 also provides FREE access for teachers and students to JASON’s digital resources while Project 2 provides FREE access for teachers who attend the training. For Project 1 FREE digital access, Download and fill in the district spreadsheet then email to rharrison@jason.org.

Project 1 is funded by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) and provides training to 75 JASON Coaches and 300 science educators in 40 southern Louisiana districts (see district list below). It includes both JASON Coach training and teacher training. See Project 1 training schedule below.

Project 2 is funded by the Louisiana Department of Education and provides Teacher training for up to 250 middle school science educators in 19 selected northern Louisiana districts (see district list below). See Project 2 training schedule below.

JASON connects students to real scientists to inspire and motivate them to study and pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. JASON’s print and digital resources are aligned to state and national standards so they easily integrate into all science classrooms. Students can access JASON from school, home, the public library, etc… so JASON extends the learning day! The result is a year-round continuum of classroom and out-of-classroom learning that supports standards-based science instruction.


JASON is offering two types of sessions. JASON Coach Training sessions are offered in May. These will be for educators who want to assist others in their buildings in using JASON resources. These two-day sessions are more in-depth than teacher sessions so attendees can be the “go to” person for JASON questions teachers may have. Attendees usually include teachers, instructional support personnel, curriculum coordinators, science coordinators, etc…

JASON’s Teacher Training sessions will be offered this summer. During each two-day session, teachers will be exposed to two JASON curricula and educators will learn how to:

  • Use JASON resources and navigate the Web site
  • Integrate JASON into standards-based science instruction
  • Match JASON’s resources to pacing guides and curriculum calendars

JASON’s award-winning, comprehensive instructional and learning resources:

  • Inspire students through deep connections to STEM role models
  • Are available as interactive online versions as well as print options
  • Fit within school districts' core curricula
  • Adapt to higher and lower levels
  • Align to state and national standards
  • Include articles, hands-on lab activities, videos, games / digital labs, and other multimedia resources
  • Include customizable lesson plans, extensions, interdisciplinary connections, and other teacher resources for alignment, assessment and more

Project 1

Funded by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF), this project provides training to 75 JASON coaches and 300 science educators in ANY school within the 35 participating parishes. This includes K-12 private, public and independent school educators. For coaches, JASON provides an advanced two-day training for people who will assist others in their building to integrate JASON. For teachers, JASON is offering a series of 12 two-day training sessions covering these topics: Weather, ecology, energy, forces/motion, geology and climate. Each session is limited to the first 25 registrants.

Project 1 Districts
Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Beauregard, Bogalusa City Schools, Calcasieu, Cameron, Central City Schools, City of Baker Schools, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Recovery Schools, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John The Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, Zachary Community Schools

Project 2

Funded through the Louisiana Department of Education, this project provides 10 one-day training sessions for middle school science teachers in the selected districts listed below. Training covers these topics: Weather, ecology, energy, forces/motion, geology and climate. Each session is limited to the first 25 registrants.

Project 2 Districts
Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, East Carroll, Franklin, Grant, LaSalle, Madison, Monroe City Schools, Morehouse, Ouachita, Rapides, Richland, Sabine, Tensas, Union, Vernon, West Carroll, Winn.