- Year 2019
- NSF Noyce Award # 1660540
- First Name Leigh
- Last Name van den Kieboom
- Institution Marquette University
- Role/Position Principal Investigator
- Workshop Category Track 1: Scholarships and Stipends
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Biological, Chemistry, Engineering, Math
- Target Audience Project PIs / Co-PIs / Other Faculty/Staff
- Topics Preparing Teachers for High-Need School Districts
- Session Length 30 minutes
- Additional Presenter(s)
Jennifer Gaul-Stout, firstname.lastname@example.org, Marquette University, Graduate Research Assistant
1. Examine video-recordings of pre-service STEM teachers rehearsing and enacting core practices supporting ambitious STEM instruction.
2. Analyze instructional activities that support pre-service STEM teachers in learning about and enacting core practices.
3. Exchange strategies and discuss activities that have the potential to help pre-service STEM teachers learn about and enact core practices supporting ambitious STEM instruction.
We will share our work and research related to an Integrated STEM Methods course we developed and implemented in our clinical-based NSF Robert Noyce Scholars Program. Using the literature related to core practices supporting ambitious STEM instruction (Kazemi, Ghousseini, Cunard, & Turrou, 2016; Windschitl, Braaten, & Stroupe, 2012) we designed instructional activities to support our pre-service STEM teachers in learning about enacting core practices: (1) identifying the ‘Big Idea’ in a STEM lesson, (2) selecting worthwhile STEM tasks, (3) representing STEM ideas, and, (4) orchestrating whole-class discussion in a STEM classroom. Our work created the opportunity to analyze the extent to which pre-service STEM teachers enact these core practices. We used open qualitative coding (Strauss & Corbin, 2000) to analyze core practices observed in video-recordings. We will share selected results of analysis and discuss the challenges that emerged as well as how our on-going findings guide our thinking about core practices supporting ambitious STEM instruction.
This workshop will facilitate participant interaction. During the first 15 minutes, we will provide an overview of the STEM core practices framework we use with our pre-service STEM teachers. Participants will examine video-recordings of core practice rehearsals and enactment as well as instructional activities pre-service STEM teachers completed. We will engage participants in a discussion about how our instructional activities support pre-service STEM teachers in learning about and enacting core practices. During the last 15 minutes, we will invite participants to share their own practices and ideas for engaging pre-service STEM teachers in learning about and enacting core practices supporting ambitious instruction.