We welcome your submissions!
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.
If you are interested in sharing your work via a blog post, please send the following information or any questions to Betty Calinger. Submissions will be reviewed and acceptance decisions made on a rolling basis. Accepted posts typically undergo a couple rounds of editing prior to posting.
• Catchy title/subtitle – preferably asking a question your work is helping to solve.
• Enticing first sentence(s) to draw in readers and encourage further exploration.
• In under 1,600 words, succinctly get across a clear, persuasive, focused argument to get readers interested in and convey the evidence of your research along with why the investigation and results are important to the field.
• Conclude the above post with the implications of your research for relevant stakeholders, such as:
o other researchers in this area,
o teacher educators,
o teacher candidates and teachers, and
• Highlight evidence relevant to preparing individuals for STEM teaching and/or working in high-need settings (defined in Section 201 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 [20 U.S.C. 1021] as a) a high percentage of individuals from families with incomes below the poverty line; b) a high percentage of secondary school teachers not teaching in the content area in which they were trained to teach; or c) a high teacher turnover rate).
• Feel free to include links to any longer articles you authored, relevant research of others, and/or resources to allow interested readers to delve deeper
• Include a reference section in APA and use APA format for in-text citations.
• Author(s) Headshot(s)
• Author(s) Title(s)/Organization(s)
• Brief Bio(s) (250 words – can also provide link to longer bio)
• Contact info – in case readers want to learn more
• Image/photo relevant to post (if available to be used as the feature image for the post on the website and in the email announcement)