Professional Development is available to assist teachers with enhancing their content knowledge and pedagogy by focusing on specific concepts and designing content-rich, student-centered materials using a variety of instructional strategies and resources, including technology. In addition, THI supports teachers in planning, implementing, and evaluating student-centered activities and programs. For more information on our 2017 Professional Development sessions, click here.
The Igniting STEAM Tour is a Student Assembly designed to encourage students to set goals and consider STEAM careers. The tour program informs students about the educational opportunities for middle school students, their teachers, parents and school administrators in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) fields in the United States.
The Harris Institute develops curriculum frameworks for programs that can be hosted at educational institutions. In designing these frameworks, THI follows a process that will result in activities, experiences and events designed to enhance teachers’ content knowledge and pedagogy and to boost students’ academic success.
The STEM Centers of Academic Excellence (STEM-CAE) seeks to provide students with access to educational opportunities in order to develop knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their goals, cultivate lifelong learning and to promote respect for diversity in our global community.
The Harris Foundation’s STEM-CAE are educational institutes, youth-based and professional organizations that host one or more foundation programs. STEM-CAE’s goal is to enhance the academic success of K-16 students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Each STEM-CAE membership level contains a list of programs that institutions/organizations can select to offer. Programs include Saturday Academies, Residential and Non-Residential Summer Academies, Leadership Academies, After School Programs, STEM Clubs, Field-Based Programs, Academic Challenges and Competitions, Virtual Science Camps, Day Camps as well as Professional Development Training.
The Institute champion initiatives designed to address several aspects of life in Houston, the state of Texas, and beyond. They include youth development, education, financial literacy, and information for a balanced, healthy life.
Online learning has become a reputable alternative - or complement - to traditional face-to-face "seat time". The Harris Institute is no exception to this trend, offering a number of online and blended (online and face-to-face) courses.
As a volunteer, you are an integral part of the success plan of The Harris Foundation. Our volunteers interweave their desire to make a difference with our vision and core principles to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
The Institute is proud to have granted scholarships throughout the years to individuals who demonstrated drive and tenacity to achieve their goals. This scholarship is awarded to the top eighth grade students of the Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr. Middle School in San Antonio, Texas.