- Year 2022
- NSF Noyce Award # 1557254
- First Name Dawson
- Last Name Lang
- Institution Colorado School of Mines
- Role/Position Teach@Mines Outreach Coordinator
- Workshop Category Track 1: Scholarships and Stipends
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics
- Target Audience Co-PIs, Higher Education Institution Administrators, Noyce Master Teachers, Noyce Teaching Fellows, Other Faculty/Staff, Project PIs, School District Administrators, Undergraduate and/or Graduate Noyce Scholars
- Topics Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Teacher Candidates
- Session Length 75 minutes minutes
- Additional Presenter(s)
Gay Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org)
After this session: Participants will have accurate knowledge about salaries, retirement benefits and teacher happiness. Participants will have a toolkit of research-based, user-tested resources and strategies that they can use to share facts about the profession with prospective teachers and other faculty. Participants will know where to do to network with other GFO Champions, others who use GFO resources to share the facts.
Over the past five years we have collected a body of evidence around the Get the Facts out Resources. We have data showing that both the student-facing presentation and the faculty facing presentation result in a normalized gain of 50% and produce a typical effect size of 2.0. This is for both the developers as well as others who use this resource. We have also shown that 30% of students shift to a more positive attitude on the statement “I want to be a grade 7-12 teacher” after experiencing a GFO presentation. All of the resources have been tested via student and faculty focus groups, separately to be sure that each tagline, photo and poster, shifts people’s attitudes to be more positive about the profession.
Did you know that teachers in the United States rate their lives better than all occupation groups, trailing only physicians?*In this workshop participants will dig into some rather surprising data about the teaching profession. We will also share strategies and resources for sharing the facts about the profession so that students will have accurate information about their career prospects. Get the Facts Out is excited to work with institutions on their teacher recruitment efforts and is providing customized resources including student presentations, posters, brochures, program flyer templates, and presentations for faculty and staff who advise students. In addition, strategies and experiences will be shared that include how to talk to students about the profession, a listing of venues for reaching students, and recommendations for sharing the facts in your institution All materials are professional quality, research-based, and have been extensively user-tested. Get the Facts Out is a partnership between the American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, the American Mathematics Teacher Educators, and the American Association of Physics Teachers led by the Colorado School of Mines. NSF #1821710 & 1821462. *Survey of 172,000 working adults by Gallup-Healthways