- Year 2018
- NSF Noyce Award # 1439879
- First Name Paul
- Last Name Bischoff
- Discipline N/A
Paul French, SUNY Oneonta
Paul Bischoff and Paul French
, SUNY Oneonta
New York City Noyce Teachers serving as mentors for undergraduate Noyce Scholars enables the PI’s to support early career teachers while simultaneously preparing undergraduates with the skills needed to succeed in New York City’s high-needs schools.
The goal of creating Noyce Scholar clinical field placements in the classrooms of recent Noyce program completers is to provide an authentic NYC teaching experience. While supporting the novice NYC Noyce teachers, this authentic experience helps the undergraduates decide whether high-need urban or high-need rural schools are best environment for the Noyce Scholar to succeed as a new teacher.
A success of the Noyce 1 award was preparing science teachers, all of whom had little or no experience in teaching in NYC schools for careers in NYC. A major initiative of our Noyce 2 award was to create a supportive network of NYC Noyce Scholar teacher by orchestrating clinical placements of undergraduate Noyce Scholars in the classrooms of early career Noyce teachers.
Analysis of anticipatory and reflective essay data demonstrates that the clinical placements vastly broadens and deepens our undergraduate Noyce Scholars understanding of the challenges and rewards of teaching in NYC.
This model of creating clinical placements between new Noyce teachers and undergraduates has enabled the PI’s to maintain rich relationships with Noyce 1 program completers and it enables the undergraduates to more clearly understand the vast opportunities for personal and professional growth that come with teaching in NYC.