This research study explored beginning secondary science teachers' understandings of the science and engineering practice of developing and using models. The team conducted interviews and used grade-level competencies outlined in the NGSS to analyze the beginning teachers' understandings.
Promoting STEM Teacher Reflection through Self-Evaluation
Evaluators of a Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program developed templates and guidelines with program leaders so that teachers could conduct their own evaluations of student outcomes. They discuss the challenges, explain improvements, and reflect on strengths and shortcomings of this approach.
What STEM Teachers Need to Know and Do for English Language Learners (ELLs): Using Literacy to Learn
This popular article describes how STEM literacy and English language learner literacy can be used together to help all students learn.
Strategies for Supporting Educator Preparation Programs’ Efforts to Attract, Admit, Support, and Graduate Teacher Candidates From Underrepresented Groups
This publication outlines some of the challenges that educator preparation programs face including more teacher candidates from underrepresented groups and provides literature-based strategies for meeting the challenges.
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Teacher Preparation Programs for Support and Accountability
This policy brief provides an overview of how teacher preparation programs are evaluated for the purposes of accountability and support.