New SMILE Teachers

Get Involved!

First-Year SMILE Club Teacher Training

Each August, new SMILE teachers attend a special training to help them set up their club and get started.

To learn about becoming a SMILE club teacher, contact

What Do SMILE Teachers Do?

  • Recruit students to be club members
  • Lead weekly after school club meetings with hands-on STEM activities
  • Take your club on STEM field trips
  • Organize with club members a Family Math and Science Night for parents and community
  • Attend annual professional development workshops
  • Bring club members to special SMILE events on college campuses

SMILE Teacher Benefits

  • Receive a stipend for your work and a budget for materials
  • Make a difference in your students' lives and academic success
  • Earn Professional Development hours each year
  • Free hands-on STEM materials and curriculum
  • Clubs are a great place for testing new activities and honing teaching skills
  • Learn about exciting scientific research from OSU faculty
  • Join an active community of experienced teachers from around Oregon where you can exchange information and network