Submit your work to author a post for the 2023 blog series! The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2022, at 11:59pm PT.
The ADAPTATIONS blog advances research toward and replication of what works in the education of STEM teachers for high-need school districts through sharing of evidence-based innovations to encourage adaption and move forward collective evolution of effective preparation. Posts reviewing research or providing case studies are of interest. Authors should focus on the implications of their work, how a study or strategy can serve as a model for other educational institutions and/or teacher preparation programs, and identifying opportunities, barriers, and questions surrounding these strategies.
2023 Blog Theme: Transforming Teacher Preparation and Retention: A Focus on Equity, Research, and Innovative Strategies
The blog theme above will be addressed through the following subtopics. Submissions should align with at least one subtopic:
- Teacher recruitment, retention, and/or induction
- Social and emotional learning and student mental health
- Culturally relevant learning experiences and justice-center STEM education
- Developing teacher leaders
Authors should focus on the implications of their work and how readers in the academic community can benefit from and/or take meaningful action based on the content of your blog post.
If your submission is selected, the maximum word count of your finalized blog post is 1600. The minimum word count is 1000. Selected authors are encouraged to develop resources that further illustrate the information in their blog post such as graphs, charts, infographics, embedded videos, references, and links to additional resources for further reading and analysis. Authors may wish to create a short video for their finalized blog post. Videos should not exceed 5 minutes or solicit funding. Videos support the blog post in one of the following ways:
- An introduction to your post that tees up the content that will be covered in greater depth below, or
- A video inserted into the main body of your post that illustrates an example of your work or the idea you’re discussing.
Who Can Submit a Proposal?
- Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program PIs and Co-PIs
- Educators, researchers, evaluators, and representatives of academic institutions
- Representatives from non-profits, STEM centers, STEM discipline societies, funders, or government entities with a focus on undergraduate STEM education
- Experts in the field of STEM teacher preparation and education
Authors will be chosen based on the following criteria:
- Relevancy to the overall blog theme and at least one topic listed in the description above
- Relevancy to an audience of Noyce principal investigators, higher education stakeholders, and the larger STEM teacher preparation community
- Compelling title, subtitle, and description of the subject you plan to cover
- Content advances and pushes the field beyond the status quo, introduces compelling evidence, clearly describes implications and practical steps readers can take, and does not shy away from uncomfortable conversation or stop short of audience empowerment
Please be prepared to submit the following:
- Personal information such as name, affiliation, email address, discipline, and demographic information
- Noyce award recipient status, category of award, project role (if applicable)
- Tentative blog post title and subtitle
- A short description of your idea for a blog post (up to 300 words)
- How your proposal relates to the blog theme (up to 250 words)
- Implications your blog post will have on Noyce PIs and/or the larger STEM teacher preparation community
- A draft outline of your blog post (optional)
- Links to your research, program, bio pages, or resources that are relevant to your topic (optional)