ARISE (Advancing Research & Innovation in the STEM Education of Preservice Teachers in High-Need School Districts), organized by AAAS, is designed to respond to the national call for a change in STEM teacher education and professional development, and in teacher certification.
ARISE seeks to (a) develop a research agenda to help build effective STEM teacher preservice education and leadership development programs for high-need schools, and (b) develop a blueprint for innovation in STEM teacher preservice education and leadership development programs, particularly as related to high-need schools.
ARISE will provide resources, tools, and a community for current and prospective researchers and teacher education programs. One resource is a series of webinars on topics critical to the preparation and retention of teachers.
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the Preparation of Teachers to Work in High-Need School Districts
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 28, 3:30-5:00 p.m. EST
Continuing the discussion from our Active Learning Week webinar around supporting learners of all abilities, this session delves into how to ensure teachers are equipped to enact classroom practices that are culturally responsive—fully grounded in the lived experiences of students, inclusive of all races/ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses. Presenters will share evidence and best practices around 1) practice-based teacher preparation; 2) fostering and assessing critical science teaching agency; and 3) teacher leadership for promoting a growth mindset to support the development of underserved students. it is hoped that participants will seek to implement these active learning pedagogies in their own practice and work as change agents at the forefront of STEM teacher education reform.
- Etta Hollins, Ewing Marion Kauffman/Missouri Endowed Chair for Urban Teacher Education, University of Missouri, Kansas City
- Vishodana Thamotharan, Associate Director of FIU Teach Program and Laird Kramer, Director, STEM Transformation Institute, Florida International University
- Darbie Valenti, Gifted Program Educator, Carden Park Elementary and Hillyard Tech Center, St. Joseph, MO and 2017 Missouri Teacher of the Year
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Supporting All Learners Using Active Learning Pedagogy
Date/Time: Thursday, October 25, 3:30-5:00 p.m. EDT
Coinciding with both Active Learning Week and Disability Awareness Month, this webinar focuses attention on evidence and best-practices around 1) Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a research-based framework that addresses the wide range of variability found in today’s learners; 2) effective instructional approaches to promote STEM achievement for students with disabilities; and 3) inquiry-based engineering design. It is hoped that participants will seek to implement these active learning pedagogies in their own practice and contribute to the growing, exciting field.
- Jose Blackorby, Senior Director of Research and Development, CAST and Lecturer, Harvard University Graduate School of Education
- Jiwon Hwang, Assistant Professor, Special Education, School of Social Science and Education, California State University, Bakersfield
- Richard Eitel, Science Teacher, Bryan High School, Omaha, Nebraska
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September 27, 2018
The Role of Teacher Preparation Programs in Retention of STEM Teachers in High-Need Schools.
While there are many factors influencing STEM teachers’ decisions to stay in positions for which they were prepared, this webinar focuses attention on better understanding relevant factors directly in the control of or able to be influenced by teacher preparation programs. STEM teacher workforce retention study results, research design, and policy work will be shared to encourage application of evidence-based methods and inform further exploration.
- Richard Ingersoll, University of Pennsylvania
- Courtney Preston, Miray Tekkumru-Kisa, and Sherry Southerland, Florida State University
- Chris Wright, Baltimore County (MD) Public Schools
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