- Year 2023
- NSF Noyce Award # 2050588
- First Name Cherie
- Last Name McCollough
- Discipline Chemistry, Life Sciences, Mathematics, STEM Education (general)
Carmen Tejeda-Delgado, Faye Bruun, Robin Johnson
Carmen Tejeda-Delgado, Cherie McCollough, Robin Johnson, Faye Bruun, Danielle Bravo
Courageous Conversation® is an agency that guides leadership development in education, government, corporation, law enforcement, and community organizing. This type of work helps educators to achieve achieve Equity in Schools and promote the development of high quality teacher leaders. Courageous conversations, while supported by theoretical and action research, still lacks a pervasive body of knowledge within the literature in the area of education, specifically.
How courageous conversations helped Noyce scholars transform their way of teaching and interacting with high needs students. How courageous conversations helped bring communities, educators and pre-service STEM teachers toward a common understanding of effective and essential pedagogy.
Mixed methods (focus groups, anecdotal notes, emerging themes and surveys).
What this will help prove: 1. How courageous conversations helped Noyce scholars transform their teaching and interacting with high needs students. 2. How courageous conversations helped bring communities, educators and pre-service STEM teachers toward a common understanding of effective and essential pedagogy.
The broader impact is that a better understanding and implementation of Courageous Conversations will be understood and accepted across all disciplines and throughout P-20, including communities. And, that in working the the vehicle of Courageous Conversations, we are able to transform the way we reach our students, the connections we make, the relationships we build, and the information we glean. IN doing so, we begin to employ the funds of knowledge from both students and communities into our curriculum development and pedagogical practices enabling a greater, much more meaningful learning experience for every member of the learning community.