- Year 2017
- NSF Noyce Award # 1540515
- First Name Catherine
- Last Name Klehm
- Discipline Math
LeighAnne Locke, Oral Roberts University, firstname.lastname@example.org, Andrew Lang, Oral Roberts University, email@example.com
Catherine Klehm, Oral Roberts University, firstname.lastname@example.org, Austin Sweet, Oral Roberts University, email@example.com, Cody Friedrich, Oral Roberts University, firstname.lastname@example.org
This project fulfills the unique aspect of teaching high-need students in math and science using the technique known as ‘Structured Dialogue’. Structured Dialogue has been proven to be an effective teaching strategy for elementary age high-need students. This Noyce project aspires to apply those same techniques to the secondary level in the subjects of math and science.
The goals for the project are to introduce and utilize the technique of Structured Dialogue during distinct phases of the MASST (Noyce) Program. Noyce Scholars will practice Structured Dialogue techniques 1) as mentors at the Tulsa Dream Center during their Internship, 2) as teacher candidates in the teacher preparation program, and 3) as teaching professionals during the induction years.
The phases of implementation start at the Internship, are carried through teacher preparation, and culminate during induction years. Through continued practice of Structured Dialogue, Noyce Scholars create a community of teacher professionals amongst themselves to encourage and share ideas that are successful and practical for teaching high-need students.
The MASST (Noyce) Program plans to produce secondary math and science teachers that are effective with high-need secondary students as measured by standardized testing scores reflecting increased student learning. Approval was obtained from partnering school districts to access student test scores from Noyce Scholar classrooms. These test scores will be used to provide evidence of the effectiveness of the Structured Dialogue technique.
The project aims to connect teaching professionals not directly involved with the Noyce Program into the Structured Dialogue process, thus broadening the positive impact on high-need students. Noyce Scholars will affect secondary high-need math and science students at partnering school districts of Tulsa Public Schools and Broken Arrow Public Schools. The MASST (Noyce) Program plans to disseminate Program results via publication and presentation.