- Year 2019
- NSF Noyce Award # 1758443
- First Name Jill
- Last Name Cochran
- Institution Berry College
- Role/Position Principal Investigator
- Workshop Category Track 1: Scholarships and Stipends
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Biological
- Target Audience Evaluators/Education Researchers, Higher Education Institution Administrators, Project PIs / Co-PIs / Other Faculty/Staff, School and District Administrators
- Topics Mutually Beneficial Partnerships with High-Need Schools and Districts
- Session Length 30 minutes
- Additional Presenter(s)
Melissa Demetrikopoulos, Co-Presenter
1. Participants will learn about goals and structures for collaborative professional development with pre-service and in-service teachers together.
2. Participants will develop ideas for potential community presenters and classroom-focused activities that can be used in collaborative professional development settings.
The evidence we will draw from includes focus group and survey data from both student apprentices and mentor teachers after two years of the STEMTeach program, one prior to Noyce funding and one with funding.
STEMTeach at Berry College supports Noyce Scholars and potential Noyce Scholars through apprenticeships with master STEM high school teachers as mentors. Apprentices spend four hours per month in their mentor teacher’s classroom starting as early as their first semester of college. The mentors and apprentices gather twice each semester for collaborative professional development. This professional development is focused on STEM rather than one individual discipline and includes community partners, classroom-centered activities and reflective practice. These days of collaboration have helped develop mentor-apprentice relationships, cohesiveness and support among the students, and school-endorsed professional development for the teachers.