As many teachers rise to the challenge of instructing their students virtually, the educators and researchers who contribute to the training of those teachers as part of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program are investigating how best to prepare science and math teachers virtually. Noyce program participants are also rethinking how to come together as a community in service of their shared goals: supporting students and professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics as they become math and science teachers in K-12 classrooms. The American Association for the Advancement of Science held two virtual convenings in summer 2020 that brought together Noyce project leads and the pre-service and practicing teachers who are part of the Noyce program. Read more.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science announces the ARISE initiative that seeks to gather resources and tools to build a community dedicated to a shared goal: incorporating evidence-based improvements in education and leadership development programs that prepare science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers for the classroom. Read more.
The 2019 Noyce Summit, co-hosted by AAAS and NSF brought together more than 600 educators, researchers, and administrators to explore the goal of retaining STEM teachers in classrooms and to identify how teacher preparation programs can best prepare teachers for the challenges of the classroom. Article by Andrea Korte, AAAS.org.
Regional Dialogues Summary: the Surprising Difficulty and Opportunity of Giving Away Millions to Improve STEM Teacher Preparation | November 27, 2018
In 2017, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) organized a series of five regional dialogues to facilitate conversations focused on preservice STEM teacher education. Learn more about common themes from the 200 faculty, scholars and researchers, in-service and pre-service teachers, administrators, and others attended the meetings to crowd-source problem solving.
Cross-disciplinary scientific training and collaborations produce more effective math and science teachers and enhance learning outcomes for elementary, middle and high school students, said participants at a conference co-hosted by AAAS.