- Year 2017
- NSF Noyce Award # 934715
- First Name Isi
- Last Name Ero-Tolliver
- Discipline Biology
Clair Berube, Hampton University, Clair.firstname.lastname@example.org
Francis Erebholo, Hampton University, Francis.email@example.com
Cindy Thomas-Charles, Hampton University
Justin Wilson, Hampton University
Isi Ero-Tolliver, Hampton University
It is generally believed that citizens with scientific literacy are a benefit to our nation. Previous research shows that students? negative attitudes towards STEM begin during middle school(Hayden et al., 2011; Chen et al., 2010). . TIMSS scores consistently show American students lagging behind students from other countries (TIMSS, 2015), thereby calling for advanced and diverse ways of teaching STEM (Ero-Tolliver et al., 2013). The American economy depends on a highly-trained STEM workforce (PCAST, 2012), therefore it is vitally important that future teachers are equipped with the tools necessary for preparing future generations of scientifically literate citizens.
This module will provide pre-service STEM teachers with the tools needed to adequately prepare students for the STEM workforce. The students will be able to decipher quantitative and qualitative data using peer-reviewed articles and graphical representations.
Pre-service teachers will be provided with peer-reviewed STEM articles that highlight quantita-tive experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational studies where the scientific method has been employed, and students will have to decipher if the studies depicted causation or relation-ship. Students will be encouraged to look at control groups, experimental groups, mean averages, and other data which students will maintain a lab notebook that includes annotations. Upon analysis of the data pre-service teachers will then be required to create a one-page abstract of a STEM lessons that align with NGSS, that they could use to teach the same data analysis concepts to secondary students.
The students will be able to decipher quantitative and qualitative data using peer-reviewed articles and graphical representations. Our Noyce pre-service teachers will be able to create scientific literate lesson plans that enable secondary students to distill and communicate scientific data.
1) These modules will provide pre-service teachers with the resources necessary for devel-oping mastery of experimental design.
2) Results from this work will create opportunities for diverse students to use effective prob-lem-solving skills towards their science utility.
3) Results from this module will be disseminated through publication.