- Year 2019
- NSF Noyce Award # 1136412
- First Name David
- Last Name Erickson
- Institution University of Montana
- Role/Position Principal Investigator
- Workshop Category Track 1: Scholarships and Stipends
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Biological
- Target Audience Noyce Master Teachers, Noyce Teaching Fellows, Project PIs / Co-PIs / Other Faculty/Staff, School and District Administrators, Undergraduate and/or Graduate Noyce Scholars
- Topics Recruiting with Retention in Mind
- Session Length 30 minutes
- Additional Presenter(s)
Annie Gustafson, firstname.lastname@example.org, Kalispell Middle School, Noyce Scholar and Teacher; Brooke Gruntowicz, email@example.com, Great Falls High School, Noyce Scholar and Teacher
1) Learn about the Learning Assistant (LA) model;
2) Imagine how the model could become an active recruitment tool for future STEM teachers within their own community; and
3) Suggest strategies for improving the model.
The Learning Assistant Model has extensive evidence of success shared from work begun at CU-Boulder and other universities implementing the model. Our efforts take the model into the secondary school classrooms and we’ll share what the model looks like from several cases begun thus far.
The development of future STEM teachers is a long process that when begun in the K-12 classroom and continued in the college classrooms could result in the systematic growth of learners who love facilitating K-12 students learning and choose a career in teaching STEM. Our model started in 2012 is a work in progress that we will share and then listen to your questions and suggestions to improve this model.