- Year 2017
- NSF Noyce Award # 1136442
- First Name Fred
- Last Name Freking
- Discipline Biology
Anthony Maddox, USC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Freking, USC, email@example.com
As described in the project proposal, the USC Noyce Science Teacher Scholar Program has focused on recruiting, preparing and retaining science teachers using online program features. For this poster presentation, we will share the survey results from over 40 Noyce Scholars who have participated in our online program. These results will help inform our program improvement and other online STEM teacher education programs.
* Target and Recruit Science Majors of diverse backgrounds that are committed to teaching science in our urban partner districts into our program.
* Prepare our MAT@USC Scholars to teach science using inquiry to urban children.
* Retain and matriculate the MAT@USC Noyce scholars in our partner schools while helping them develop their inquiry based teaching practice and improve their students? achievement.
* Support the recruitment, preparation, and retention of the MAT@USC scholars by implementing the online Urban Science Teacher Network (USTN).
Since we are approaching the end of the USC Science Noyce Scholar program, we will use this poster to share the results of our recruitment, preparation and retention of our Scholars. As you will see in our poster, we created a survey with items that dig into the recruitment, preparation and retention of our scholars, with a focus on their implementation of inquiry-based practices.
As we finalize year five, we plan to use this poster to share the data from our Scholar survey. This data includes Noyce Scholar recruitment, preparation and retention items. We are in the midst of collecting this data and plan to share our analysis from our work with over forty scholars during the past five years.
The USC Robert Noyce Science Teacher Scholarship Program will recruit, prepare and retain 50 new science teachers that will impact the science learning of more than 20,000 low income, low performing, urban students during the five years of the grant. We will use this funding to create an Urban Science Teacher Network that will bring together USC scientists, informal science learning resources from the Natural History Museum, mentor teachers, science teacher educators and our Noyce scholars. Our online platform will be used to virtually connect these participants in discussions around videos of K-12 science instruction and student work, scientist’s explanation of key science process and content knowledge, and authentic topics developed from this science teaching community. The Los Angeles group will serve as a model in our efforts to create these networks in our urban partner districts in key cities across the United States.