- Year 2022
- NSF Noyce Award # 1439902; 1136406
- First Name Lisa
- Last Name Montplaisir
- Discipline Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics
Stacy Duffield, North Dakota State University
This poster will share how our Noyce scholars and fellows have navigated the challenges of the classroom and incorporated innovative strategies and curriculum to engage their students in the discipline and promote learning.
What strategies have our scholars and fellows used to elicit engagement and learning for their students?What challenges have they faced as teachers?What supports and resources have they found useful?
In the first phase, which we are currently in, we are interviewing the scholars and fellows to better understand their experiences. In the second phase, planned for the 2022-23 academic year, we plan to visit their classrooms to observe their practices.
We plan to use this information for our own program improvement. We will learn what sorts of skills and information the new teachers have found most useful and use that to evaluate our curriculum, determining if it is included or needs to be added or improved. We also hope to use the experiences and testimonies of these teachers as recruiting tools for drawing others into the profession. Finally, we will use the information we gather to identify opportunities for professional development for our graduated scholars and fellows and other STEM teachers in our region.
As stated above, we believe that by learning more about the experiences of our scholars and fellows who are teaching, we can not only improve our teacher preparation program but also develop professional development that will be useful and relevant to not only our graduated scholars and fellows but also to all STEM teachers in our region.