Welcome to the TRAILS website!


TRAILS is an acronym for Teachers and Researchers Advancing Integrated Lessons in STEM. This is a National Science Foundation project that is bringing together high school science teachers (Biology or Physics), and  Project Lead the Way technology education teachers (teaching IED, DOE, EDD) through integrated STEM professional development experiences to engage teachers with a local community of STEM practice, providing sustained and substantial STEM pedagogical content knowledge growth.


Join the 2018 TRAILS Summer Institute

The 2018 TRAILS Summer Institute is a two-week teacher professional development experience held on the campus of Ivy Tech Community College in Crawfordsville, IN. The TRAILS summer institute will be June 4th—8th and 11th —15th, 2017 (Subject to change).

Participates in the project will be compensated up to $2,300 ($1,000 for summer institute completion, $1,000 for implementation and participation in research/evaluation; and $300 for follow-on sessions.


For additional questions or inquiries, contact to the TRAILS team (


This project is supported by the National Science Foundation, award # DRL – 1513248.

Any opinions, and findings expressed in this material are the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.