- Year 2022
- NSF Noyce Award # 1557387
- First Name Helen
- Last Name Meyer
- Discipline Other:Education
Helen Meyer, University of Cincinnati
This poster shares the roles and needs of developing a partnership between an urban school district and urban university to support the development of STEM teachers from pre-service through expert. The focus was on the renewal of the preservice methods courses and the development of expert STEM teachers into teacher leaders.
The work was guided by the following questions1. What was the impact of the partnership on the different stakeholders?2. What were the most impactful changes that resulted from the work?3. What were the barriers to achieving other impacts?
The poster uses data gathered across the duration of the grant, primarily drawn from the project annual evaluation and annual reports, as well as exit interviews with the MTFs.
The project developed several curricular activities for pre-service methods courses focused on culturally relevant instruction and social justice. It also developed teacher led workshops for new and inservice teachers.The key findings included:- the high level of impact the project had on the development of the MTFs as individuals.- the development of new STEM methods curriculum more closely related to the needs of urban schools.- the difficulty of creating change within a large school district.
The broader impacts include the dissemination of curricular materials for methods courses and workshops for STEM teachers. The need to provide significant and fulfilling professional development activities for experienced teachers.The difficulty of creating change between two large systems, both of which struggle from leadership changes and external mandates that cause changes in direction.