- Year 2022
- NSF Noyce Award # 1950153
- First Name Julie
- Last Name Luft
- Discipline Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
Paula Lemons, Nathaniel Hunsu, Dorothy White
Kelly Edenfield, Taylor Martin, Sabrina Morales, University of Georgia
The state of Georgia spans urban and rural spaces, many of which are hard to staff with quality math and science teachers with an equity mindset.
How can we recruit and prepare highly qualified equity-focused mathematics and science teachers to work difficult-to-staff schools in the state of Georgia? How do we then support them to remain in those schools?
Our project spans math and science education programs, which vary in length and focus. We have developed the strategy of implementing a book club with all students from both programs to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion mindsets in their teaching and their life beyond the school.
We will share what we have found through three rounds of book club implementation so that other teams may learn from our experiences.
We hope that our scholars become leaders in their preparation programs and schools to help others confront their own implicit biases in order to educate all students equitably.