September 27, 2018 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
As STEM teacher shortages more often persist in high-need districts, educational equity demands a research-based approach to STEM teacher retention. While there are many factors influencing STEM teachers’ decisions to stay in positions for which they were prepared, this webinar focuses attention on better understanding relevant factors directly in the control of or able to be influenced by teacher preparation programs. STEM teacher workforce retention study results, research design, and policy work will be shared to encourage application of evidence-based methods and inform further exploration.
The topic will be explored through engagement of the following multiple stakeholder perspectives:
Participant Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this webinar, participants will:
- develop a deeper understanding of the importance of studying STEM teacher retention;
- increase familiarity with what we know and gaps in our knowledge of STEM teacher retention that need to be further explored;
- recognize the relevance of research on STEM teacher retention to their role;
- identify an action step to apply something gleaned toward their own research/program/practice.
About the ARISE Community Webinar Series:
Evidence-Based Transformative STEM Teacher Preparation
This webinar series is intended to encourage engagement with current research and experimentation to advance knowledge and solutions to persistent challenges in STEM teacher preparation, particularly for high-need school districts.
Webinars feature multiple stakeholder perspectives on each session topic through:
- dissemination of research findings from cutting-edge/prominent researchers,
- evidence-based results of innovative STEM teacher preparation programs, &
- teacher leader voice to ground discussions.
The interactive webinars will be recorded and include audience interaction and Q&A.
As part of ARISE’s outreach strategy, this webinar series seeks to:
- collect and share information about topics and strategies for research and evidence-based approaches to understand effective ways to recruit, train, and retain a high-quality STEM teacher workforce; and
- provide quality presentations and opportunities for attendee engagement to increase attendees’:
- awareness of,
- understanding of,
- interest in, and
- proficiency toward addressing critical STEM teacher preparation issues.