- Year 2022
- NSF Noyce Award # 2150899; 2050388; 1852724
- First Name Bonnie
- Last Name Maur
- Institution Sacred Heart University
- Role/Position Co-PI, Director of STEM
- Workshop Category Track 1: Scholarships and Stipends
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics
- Target Audience Co-PIs, Higher Education Institution Administrators, Non-Profit Organization Personnel, Noyce Master Teachers, Other Faculty/Staff, Project PIs, School District Administrators
- Topics Developing Partnerships that Support Teachers and Students at High-Need School Districts, Preparing STEM Teachers as School & Community Change Agents
- Session Length 45 minutes minutes
- Additional Presenter(s)
Kristin Rainville (email@example.com), Sydney Worthen Jenkins, Nicole Hebert, Abigail Lupinacci & Abigail Lupinacci
Participants will: 1. hear about various partnerships and the generative ways we have collaborated to increase diversity in our STEM teacher preparation programs; 2. engage in discussion and planning next steps for reaching out to a potential collaborative partner; and 3. learn about the ways in which preservice STEM Noyce Scholars have strengthened their STEM Identity and have been prepared to design culturally sustaining curricula for traditional and non-traditional classrooms.
Our four successful Noyce grants have helped us to refine the ways in which we collaboratively work with partnerships to strengthen all of our STEM thinking and planning. We work with Housatonic Community College on STEM teaching and learning, and STEM events, supporting the goal of increasing the diversity of STEM teachers. In turn, we have increased the number of first-generation and Students of Color who transfer to our program as Noyce Scholars. We also work with local non-profits co-developing SREM teaching and learning experiences for Scholars to learn, lead, and teach. This includes a local Discovery Science Center and Planetarium and several local non-profits in “high needs communities” that Scholars have sustained experiences in. These partnerships are generative and mutually beneficial in several ways, increasing the STEM identity of participants and the learning of everyone involved.
In this session, come and learn about Ideas and concrete strategies for building collaborative, generative partnerships with community groups, nonprofits, PreK–12 schools, museums, and community colleges in order to transform the local STEM ecosystem. Noyce Scholars and partners will describe the ways in which the partnerships and experiences have enhanced their STEM identities and the ways in which they prepare culturally responsive and sustaining STEM lessons across the various contexts they work in.