- Year 2017
- NSF Noyce Award # 1439879
- First Name Paul
- Last Name Bischoff
- Discipline N/A
Paul French, SUNY Oneonta, email@example.com
Paul Bischoff and Paul French, SUNY Oneonta, firstname.lastname@example.org
Using recent Noyce Scholars graduates now teaching in high need urban schools as mentors for undergraduates during clinical experiences allows for continued connections with Noyce Scholar graduates. Moreover, placing undergraduates in the classrooms of recent program graduates enables the undergraduates to envision themselves as teacher in high needs schools.
The goal of this activity is to create community among recent Noyce Scholar graduates now teaching in high needs schools and undergraduates in our Noyce Scholars program. Additionally, our goal is to provide clinical experiences beneficial to the Noyce Scholar Teachers, and beneficial to the undergraduates.
Our approach is to request Noyce Scholar graduates now teaching in high needs schools in NYC if they will serve as mentors to undergraduate Noyce Scholars during a one-week clinical experience in NYC. We then set up the experience and support both the Noyce Scholar Teacher and the undergraduate Noyce Scholar as they co-plan and teach during the week.
Key outcomes include the creation of professional partnerships and community among our Noyce Scholars-both program graduates and undergraduates. This partnership results in realistic experiences for the undergraduates. No longer are they guessing or wondering what teaching in a high needs NYC classroom is like-they are experiencing it under the tutelage of a Noyce Scholar Teacher.
This is a model of how to simultaneously support and value the contributions of Noyce Scholar graduates teaching in high needs schools while simultaneously creating community and demystifying what high-needs NYC teaching is really like.