- Year 2019
- NSF Noyce Award # 1904102
- First Name Wendy
- Last Name Smith
- Institution University of Nebraska
- Role/Position Associate Director, Center for Science, Mathematics & Computer Education
- Workshop Category Track 4: Noyce Research
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Biological
- Target Audience Evaluators/Education Researchers, Higher Education Institution Administrators, Non-Profit Organization Personnel, Project PIs / Co-PIs / Other Faculty/Staff, School and District Administrators
- Topics Research, Assessment, and/or Evaluation
- Session Length 30 minutes
- Additional Presenter(s)
Hannah Sevian, Hannah.Sevian@umb.edu, University of Massachusetts Boston, Professor of Chemistry;
Gillian Roehrig, firstname.lastname@example.org, University of Minnesota, Professor of STEM Education;
Jeanna Wieselmann, email@example.com, University of Minnesota, Graduate Research Assistant;
Rachel Funk, firstname.lastname@example.org, University of Nebraska, Research Assistant;
Klaudja Caushi, Klaudja.Caushi001@umb.edu, University of Massachusetts Boston, Graduate Research Assistant
By the end of this workshop participants will have:
1. An understanding of the expectations for a competitive Noyce Track 4 proposal;
2. Knowledge of the leading-edge questions and research needs that have emerged from the collective Noyce Track 4 program’s research arena, and
3. Made connections with members of the Noyce community, as a basis for potential future collaborative research efforts.
The overarching objective of the Persistence, Effectiveness, and Retention Studies In STEM Teaching (PERSIST) project is to bolster the rigor and creativity of Noyce Track 4 research proposals through participation in community-building that leverages and shares resources and forms mutually beneficial collaborations that further the Noyce program’s agenda. Immediately prior to the Noyce Summit in 2019, our project team will have hosted a one-day workshop for all current Noyce Track 4 PIs. At that workshop, Noyce Track 4 PIs will be sharing their current research questions, methodologies, and findings. Workshop activities will serve to generate synergy across Noyce-funded research with the intent to extend knowledge of highly effective approaches to recruiting and retaining effective K-12 mathematics, science, and engineering teachers in high-need local education agencies. We will collect and share that information in this proposed session, along with information about Noyce Track 4.
The purpose of this workshop is to engage the audience in learning about current Noyce Track 4 research projects and discuss potential future Track 4 research. The overarching objective of Persistence, Effectiveness, and Retention Studies In STEM Teaching (PERSIST) is to bolster the rigor and creativity of Noyce Track 4 research proposals through participation in community-building that leverages and shares resources and forms mutually beneficial collaborations that further the Noyce program’s agenda. This proposed workshop will first share information about Noyce Track 4 proposals and the focus on contributing to the field related to STEM teacher recruitment, persistence, and induction in high-need schools. The workshop will share information gathered from current Noyce Track 4 projects about their research questions, methodologies, and findings, and then engage the audience in discussions about important Noyce-related research questions and potential future Noyce Track 4 submissions, for the purpose of enhancing the quality and scope of Track 4 research. After whole-group discussions about leading-edge research questions and needs related to STEM teacher recruitment, persistence, and induction in high-need schools, we will invite the audience to form small groups. In these small groups, facilitated by members of the PERSIST project team, audience members will select one of the topics from the whole group discussion to explore in more depth. In addition to supporting a more thorough understanding of the topic and potential research questions, this small group activity will also allow audience members to identify colleagues with similar research interests for potential future collaborative research.