- Year 2019
- NSF Noyce Award # 1439626
- First Name Amy
- Last Name Camardese
- Discipline Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics
Karen Resendes, Westminster College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Camardese, Westminster College, email@example.com
In order to be effective, teachers need to know the pedagogy for teaching in areas of high need, thus our Noyce Scholars are required to enroll in a course that was specifically created for the Robert J. Noyce grant: Teaching in Areas of High Need.
How do you prepare pre-service teachers for teaching in areas of high need?
We have created partnerships with four local school districts that all meet the criteria for high need schools. A workshop is held each summer in order to engage the STEM faculty from the four local school districts, Faculty from Westminster College, and Noyce Scholars. We have also created a course, Teaching in Areas of High Need
The course, Teaching in Areas of High Need id required for Noyce Scholars; we have found that a great percentage of pre-service teachers are taking the course, finding it to be valuable and as a result are seeking teaching positions in High Need School Districts. The partnership with the four local school districts has enriched our relationships and provided field experience placements, practicums, and student teaching opportunities with Westminster College. We have a 95% return rate on STEM teachers from the four local school districts that return to our summer workshop.
1. Positive relationship building for High Need School Districts and Westminster College. 2. Increased interest from pre-service teachers and Noyce Scholars in teaching in areas of High Need. 3. Pre-service teachers entering the field of teaching with knowledge and background for teaching in areas of high need,