- Year 2018
- NSF Noyce Award # 1339963
- First Name Anne
- Last Name Seitsinger
- Discipline Other: Sciences and Math
Bryan Dewsbury, Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Peno, Ph.D., School of Education, University of Rhode Island, email@example.com
David Byrd, Ph.D., School of Education, University of Rhode Island, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay Fogleman, Jr., Ph.D., School of Education, University of Rhode Island, email@example.com
Cornelis de Groot, Ph.D., School of Education, University of Rhode Island, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Seitsinger, University of Rhode Island, email@example.com
Teachers with strong backgrounds in science and mathematics are needed to teach students in high need school districts. This project recruited, prepared, and now supports 16 Noyce Scholars teaching in five states at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
Goal: To increase the overall number, diversity, and percentage of teacher candidates with strong STEM backgrounds by:
recruiting undergraduate STEM majors and STEM career changers
supporting them through their induction years
Recruited freshmen and sophomores work in informal science and math settings and are paid 10-week summer internships.
20 juniors and seniors with STEM majors are recruited and prepared as teachers at the elementary, middle, and/or high school levels.
Scholars are supported through professional development opportunities and classroom research materials.
16 Scholars are teaching in five states.
Survey and interviews results indicate they are well-prepared, enthusiastic, challenged and teaching in high-need schools, serving high percentages of new comers.
We are finding that our Scholars are teaching in schools that need them. Classroom/research materials are being used to improve teaching and learning. Findings have been presented at international, national, and regional conferences and other venues.