- Year 2019
- NSF Noyce Award # 1660839
- First Name John
- Last Name Keller
- Institution University of Colorado
- Role/Position Co-PI
- Workshop Category Track 4: Noyce Research
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Other: Teacher Research Experiences
- Target Audience Evaluators/Education Researchers, Higher Education Institution Administrators, Project PIs / Co-PIs / Other Faculty/Staff, School and District Administrators
- Topics Research, Assessment, and/or Evaluation
- Session Length 30 minutes
- Additional Presenter(s)
Sanlyn Buxner, firstname.lastname@example.org, University of Arizona, PI;
Larry Horvath, email@example.com, San Francisco State University, PI;
Deidre Sessoms, firstname.lastname@example.org, Sacramento State University, PI;
Dermot Donnelly, email@example.com, Fresno State University, PI
Participants will be introduced to our Collaborative Track 4 project involving six institutions to conduct a longitudinal study on the impact of pre-service teacher research experience on teacher effectiveness, persistence, and retention. The design of the research study and preliminary results will be discussed, but the emphasis of the workshop will be on lessons learned from our collaborative partnership involving four California State University campuses and two independent research partners (American Institutes for Research and the University of Arizona). Time will be provided during the workshop for participants to begin conceptualizing potential Track 4 proposals and proposal partners.
The collaborative partners on our Track 4 project have met annually in person and virtually on a weekly basis. We have administered surveys to teachers, surveys to students, and conducted phone interviews with teachers and teacher supervisors. We are also in the process of collecting student achievement data from partner school districts and teacher employment data from the California Department of Education.
Through a collaborative Noyce Track 4 award, the STEM Teacher and Researcher (STAR) Program is conducting a longitudinal study on the impact of providing summer research experience as a component of teacher preparation (DUE-1660839, 1660810, 1660777, 1660715, 1660658). Project partners involve Noyce Programs at four California State University campuses along with two independent research organizations (American Institutes for Research and researchers at the University of Arizona). The project has administered teacher surveys and K-12 student surveys, conducted phone interviews of teacher and teacher supervisors, and is currently working with seven partner school districts to collect student achievement data and state agencies to collect teacher employment data. The design of our research study and preliminary results will be discussed, but the emphasis of the workshop will be on lessons learned from building our collaborative partnership. Workshop participants will a) gain perspective on how one collaborative Track 4 project is structured, and b) have the opportunity to conceptualize other prospective Track 4 projects.