- Year 2018
- NSF Noyce Award # 1540802
- First Name REGINA
- Last Name TOOLIN
- Discipline Other: Math and Sciences
University of Vermont
, University of Vermont
The University of Vermont (UVM) Robert Noyce Scholarship Program seeks to address urgent issues, questions, and deficiencies in STEM achievement, teaching, and learning.
Through implementation of this Track 1 project we will award 25 stipends to qualified STEM professionals enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education Program over a 5-year period (2015-20).
UVM’s MAT in Secondary Education Program is grounded in the principles and practices of social constructivist theories of teaching and learning that promote a culturally responsive and student-centered approach to STEM learning.
The focus of project evaluation and research is on recruitment and retention strategies for Noyce scholars and teachers. To date, we have recruited 15 scholars in mathematics and science education into the Noyce Program and placed 14 of these scholars in high need teaching positions.
We have collaborated with 5 high need school districts to mentor 15 Noyce Scholars over the past three years. We have presented posters and workshops related to effective STEM teaching strategies as well as effective recruitment and retention strategies at Noyce regional and national conferences.