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Abstract Title: Involving Multiple Communities in the Preparation of Future Science Teachers
Abstract: Because of the challenges of recruiting students into science teaching and because of the complex nature of the teaching profession,  we have taken an approach to preparing the next generation of science teachers that involves input from a diverse set of local communities.  Through the APS PhysTEC and the NSF Noyce Program we have strengthened our collaborations with Two Year Colleges and inservice teachers in the area and have co-designed activities and experiences with these communities  that build on their specific strengths and experiences.  Specifically, we have created two types of early teaching experiences that involve local schools and have created a Learning Assistant (LA) Program that involves three of the Two Year Colleges in Chicago.   We describe how these new collaborations  provide students with diverse experiences in the teaching of science to students who plan to teach in the urban school district.  

Supported by the NSF Noyce Program (DUE # 0833251) and a PhysTEC Grant from the American Physical Society.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Mel Sabella
Chicago State University
Department of Chemistry and Physics
9501 S. King Drive - SCI 309
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: 7739952180
and Co-Presenter(s)
Andrea Gay Van Duzor