- Year 2019
- NSF Noyce Award # 1439879
- First Name Paul
- Last Name Bischoff
- Discipline Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Math, Physics
Paul French, SUNY-Oneonta, firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Bischoff and Pau French; SUNY-Oneonta; email@example.com
Clinical Placements that Engage Noyce in-service Teachers with Undergraduate Noyce Scholars Synergistically Supports All Participants
Are there benefits asking Noyce Teachers serving in high-needs schools to serve as host teachers for Noyce Scholars during Clinical Placements?
Several program completers from SUNY-Oneonta’s Noyce 1 project are now teaching in high-needs NYC schools. Undergraduate participants in our Noyce 2 project complete a required week-long clinical placement in the Noyce-teacher’s classroom. Data collected in the form of anticipatory essays followed by daily journal entries and a final summative reflection was analyzed in effort to identify possible successes of the program.
Analyses of journal entries demonstrates that the Noyce undergraduates possess several accurate as well as off-mark preconceived notions about what a teaching career in a high-needs NYC school is actually like. Evidence in the journal entries supports our conclusion that this synergistic activity serves to more accurately inform the undergraduates of what teaching in NYC is like. Secondarily, the activity has enabled the PI’s to create a community of practice between the Noyce project leadership, in-service Noyce teachers and undergraduate Noyce Scholars.
This engagement activity may be a model other Noyce programs want to consider when thinking about how to simultaneously maintain contact with and support program completers while preparing undergraduates. Seeing and interacting with a new teacher who just a few years earlier was in their shoes is an influential experience.