- Year 2019
- NSF Noyce Award # 1852868
- First Name Kevin
- Last Name Carr
- Institution Pacific University Woodburn Campus
- Role/Position Professor of Science Education
- Workshop Category Track 1: Scholarships and Stipends
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Biological
- Target Audience Project PIs / Co-PIs / Other Faculty/Staff
- Topics Preparing Teachers for High-Need School Districts
- Session Length 30 minutes
Participants will learn about the components of the Pacific STEM Teacher Pathways program specifically designed to build the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for long-term success in high needs schools.
We will present detailed descriptions and artifacts illustrating the program components designed to promote the long-term success of Scholars in high needs schools. We will present results of Pacific STEM Teacher Pathways program evaluations and tracking to illustrate the impacts of the above efforts. We will also describe upcoming work to conduct early-career case studies of Pacific STEM Teacher Pathways Alumni in order to better inform continued program development.
Pacific STEM Teacher Pathways includes several components of teacher preparation specifically designed to promote the long-term success of Scholars in high needs schools. These elements include targeted recruiting and admissions, strategic program delivery location, embedded clinical partnership with a high-needs school district, service learning in high needs settings, teacher action research, and year-long coursework dedicated to cultural responsiveness. In this session we will present details of these components, and share how these have impacted the retention of our Scholars in high needs schools.