- Year 2023
- NSF Noyce Award # 2050388, 2150899
- First Name Andrew
- Last Name Lazowski
- Institution Sacred Heart University
- Role/Position co-PI
- Workshop Category Track 2: Teaching Fellowships
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Mathematics
- Target Audience Co-PIs, Noyce Master Teachers, Noyce Teaching Fellows, Other Faculty/Staff, Project PIs, Undergraduate and/or Graduate Noyce Scholars
- Topics Partnerships for Success (High-need schools/informal institutions/industry/community), Resources for Teachers
- Session Length 45 minutes minutes
- Additional Presenter(s)
Bonnie Maur, firstname.lastname@example.org and Noyce Scholars Charlotte Ribaudo, Jamie Santiago, Cassandra Muzzi, and Matthew Cordova
Participants will learn about specific Noyce initiatives and how they have supported Scholars to develop culturally responsive STEM lessons in classrooms and in alternative settings (summer programs).
Scholars will share data gathered from their Noyce counterparts as well as their specific lesson plans and materials that indicate success. Within the education system in the United States, teacher resources are considered one of the main foundational necessities in providing an education for a diversity of students simultaneously. Noyce has provided Sacred Heart University with an abundance of resources that have benefited years of students in their teaching journeys. These resources have given our Noyce scholars access and the opportunity to guest speakers, conferences, and mini grants, as well as mentorships in a variety of priority needs school districts. The guest speakers who have spoken to our Noyce scholars have taught influential information on Social Emotional Learning, classroom management, expectations of the first few years of teaching, and how to better incorporate STEM into the classroom at a variety of age levels. Conferences have provided information on how to better socially connect to students and inspire them in the STEM field. Mini grants have provided knowledge on how to gain resources to benefit and strengthen learning for students in their classrooms. These resources are critical to take advantage of and use to the fullest potential to assist in enriching the STEM pipeline by generating an increased interest, confidence, and further pursuit of STEM fields for all students in high needs school districts.
Project Investigators will share strategies and materials prepared and utilized to best prepare scholars as future educators in priority needs districts. Additionally we will share materials that have been designed in conjunction with mentors who are currently educators in these districts that have been shared with others throughout our STEM pipeline and our STEM ecosystem. Noyce Scholars have engaged in specifically designed interdisciplinary STEM experiences that have had a direct effect on our teaching in schools and alternative settings (including a STEM Center, after-school programs, and summer programs). In this session, scholars will share both the coursework and preparation experiences they have engaged in and the direct impact/transferability it has had in their placements in a variety of high needs school districts.