- Year 2016
- NSF Noyce Award # 1340006
- First Name Maritza
- Last Name MacDonald
- Discipline Geosciences
Maritza Macdonald, American Museum of Natural History, Master of Arts in Teaching Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maritza Macdonald and Elaine V. Howes, American Museum of Natural History, Master of Arts in Teaching Program, email@example.com
Describe, share and discuss the development, and baseline evaluations of a Museum and high need partnership to prepare new teachers: Who is in Cohort 4?
Prepare a cadre of new Earth Science teachers for New York State by infusing Museum scientific research, mentoring at school, exhibitions as locations for instruction, and extensive residency rotations in science, new ELL, and learning disabilities.
A 15-month and 36 credit program, with residency rotations in schools, the museum, and doing field research with scientists. Co-teaching design to maximize learning of Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK); employment support and induction.
Cohort 4 (2015-2016) first 15 Noyce awarded recipients in a Museum-high need school partnership. 100% passing CST and edTPA exams.
Graduates will seek employment in High need schools (45% or higher poverty rate in NYS) for four years. Potential of increasing the number of schools that offer Earth Science Regents, increase the number of students who take ES Regents.