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Abstract Title: A Collaboration Between University and High School in Preparing Physics Teachers: Chicago State University’s Teaching Immersion Institute
Abstract: Chicago State University (CSU) has partnered with two local high school physics teachers to develop a teacher preparation course which provides prospective pre-service students an opportunity to gain authentic physics teaching experience early in their program.  CSU's Teaching Immersion Institute (TII) was developed to guide students through designing, implementing, and reflecting on a lesson given in a local high school physics classroom.  This non-traditional effort fosters a strong partnership between secondary and post-secondary institutions built upon the shared expertise of both the high school and university faculty.     The program  provides students with a meaningful way to determine, early on, if teaching is a possible career option for them and allows the opportunity to educate and mentor future high school physics teachers throughout their pre-service training and challenging induction year.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Kara Weisenberger
Chicago High School for the Arts
Chicago, IL
and Co-Presenter(s)
Jennie Passehl; Gary Comer College Prep
Mel S. Sabella, Andrea Gay Van Duzor; Chicago State University, Department of Chemistry and Physics