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Virginia Demonstration Project


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Introduction to a project at The College of William and Mary

Introduction to a project at The College of William and Mary

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  • Gail
  • We have made a statistical difference – students are more interested in STEM careers.
  • Revised on 4/7/09 EJL from Jeff’s re-sent data (3/27/09) Do not delete note due to previous flowchart
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    • 1. VirginiaDemonstration Project
      Connecting STEM Professions
      Our Educational Community
      College of William and Mary
      Gail Hardinge
      Jason Kremar
    • 2. The Reality Behind The Gathering Storm…
      U.S. students continue to perform below
      average on international comparisons of
      science and mathematics achievement.
      More than 60 percent of math teachers teaching 5th through 8th graders are neither a math major nor certified in math.
      Beyond the Gathering Storm…
    • 3. School Reform…the challenge of change
      The difference between success & failure in educational reform is tied to a host of issues.
      Process of system-wide mandates
      Process & content of change process
      Strong professional
      development = improved teaching
      Better teachers make better students
    • 4. The VDP – MythsIt’s A….
      Robotics program
      One-size-fits-all model
      Flow through
    • 5. From Demonstration to National Model…
    • 6. Collaborative K-12 Outreach
    • 7. Metrics – Tell the Story
    • 8. NAVY Labs in the Schools?
      Dynamic, job-embedded educational outreach
      Career focused mentoring
      Enhancement of classroom lessons
      The ultimate career exposure!
    • 9. Why a University Partnership?
      Development + Management + Evaluation
    • 10. Connecting the Essential Players
    • 11. Core Requirements for Best Practice Implementation
      Collaborative Partnership (Base, University, & Schools)
      S&E Involvement (Co-teaching)
      Inclusive Program (in classroom)
      Cross-walked to National Standards
      Evaluation and Metrics
      Problem/Inquiry Based Learning
      STEM Career Focus 
    • 12. Adjusting a Local Model to a National Initiative…
      How does this get done?
    • 13. Module Collections
      • Crisis at a Coral Reef
      • 14. Eight different lessons sets
      • 15. Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, & Language Arts
      • 16. ~ 27 days of lessons
      • 17. Landmine
      • 18. Nine different lessons sets
      • 19. Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
      • 20. ~ 28 days of lessons
      • 21. Coastal Scenario
      • 22. Ten different lessons sets
      • 23. Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
      • 24. ~ 28 days of lessons
    • Process Meshed with Content
      Strands of Effective STEM Instruction
      STEM Content Areas
    • 25. STEM Content Areas
    • 26. Strands of Effective STEM Instruction
    • 27.
      • In a classroom with a diverse student body with language and learning needs
      • 28. To support STEM career exploration and interest
      • 29. General Education Teacher
      • 30. Special Education Teacher
      • 31. STME Professional
      • 32. All Students
      5 Mode of Co-Teaching
      • One Teach-One Assist (least effective)
      • 33. Station Teaching
      • 34. Parallel Teaching
      • 35. Alternative Teaching
      • 36. Team Teaching (most effective)
      • 37. Contributes positivity to professional development of teachers
      • 38. Increases cooperation among students
      • 39. Gives additional attention for student with diverse learning and language needs
      • 40. Increase instructional options
      • 41. Set aside at least 30 minutes of planning time a week
      • 42. Make sure you have parity signals
      • 43. Take time to align instructional beliefs
      • 44. Discuss how issues of confidentiality will be handled
      • 45. Talk about the noise level in the classroom
      • 46. Make sure all parties have a deep content knowledge
      • 47. Be on the same page with discipline and management
      • 48. Talk about pet peeves
      • 49. Co-teaching should be voluntary
      • 50. Administration support is very important
    • School Climate & Ethics (Sex, Politics & Religion)
      School Policies:
      More School Basics:
      •  Visitor procedures
      • 51.  Discipline
      • 52.  Fire Drills
      • 53.  Crisis Plan
      • 54.  Security
      • 55.  Students with Special Needs
      • 56. Confidentiality
      • 57.  Lunch procedures
      • 58.  Communication
      • 59. Phone, Email
      • 60.   Location of bathrooms
      • 61.   Professional / personal titles (What do we call each other?)
      • 62.   Dress expectations of staff
      • 63.   Others
    • Wrapping it Up….Evaluation MeasuresCausal Comparative Non-Equivalent Control Group
      Student Achievement
      • Standards-based content assessment
      Student Career
      • Career Awareness & Intention instrument
      Course Selection Profile
      • School tracking data
    • Evaluation: Making It Happen
      Make it easy & simple
      Make it timely
      Plan up front
      Tie it to funding
      <25 – hard copies
      >25 – web surveys
    • 66. VDP / NDEP Fall Student Questionnaire Evaluation Findings – Future Employment
      Level of Agreement Scale: 1 = Strongly Disagree; 4 = Strongly Agree
      signifies significant difference between pre and post at the 0.05 level
      Total N for all completing pre and post is 462
    • 67. VDP / NDEP Fall Student Questionnaire Future Employment
      Level of Agreement Scale: 1 = Strongly Disagree; 4 = Strongly Agree
      signifies significant difference between pre and post at the 0.05 level
      Total N for all completing pre and post is 462
    • 68. Summer Academy Metrics
    • 69. Summer Academy Metrics
    • 70. STEM Ed Sustainability
      3-5 year PD model
      Multi-media support
      Teacher certification
      Master Teacher
      Master Teacher
      1 Support long-term professional growth
      2 Develop nested mentoring
      3 Create sustainable model
      Multi-Media Support
      Web site … distance support
      Curriculum review team
      Technology focus – wiki spaces, twitter
      Teacher Certification
      1 Achieve certification points
      2 Support best practice
    • 71. Explore! Science Magazine
    • 72. Explore! – Designed for Students
    • 73. Example of National Rollout
    • 74. Guidelines for Sustainability
    • 75. Standardizing a Plan
      Develop National clearinghouse of projects
      Develop communication channel & strategic POCs
      Recognize local relevance & strength, BUT develop key principles for all programs
      Build in formative assessment and recognize the pattern of growth & change that occurs with all projects
      We’ll say it again…don’t skip the steps!
    • 76. Lessons Learned
      Identify and use your local resources (improves sustainability)
      Develop project ownership for lasting change
      Don’t skip the steps (Buy-in, Plan, Disseminate, Implement, Evaluate)
      Plan early – develop a timeline
      Plan evaluation when you develop you program goals
      Design for flexibility
      One shot PD is not best practice
      An effective program has unintended benefits
    • 77. If it were so simple….
      Is our priority to offer an inclusive program or to maximize return on investment?
      Mentoring vs coaching…what is the ideal role of an S&E?
      What is your definition of “collaboration” & “partnership”?
      Whose time-line matters?
      Funding – bureaucracy AND integrity?
      When is enough enough? (Do we reduce S&E involvement over time or is it even an out-reach program without S&Es?
    • 78. Awards, Presentations, and Grants
      VA Mathematics & Science Coalition - 2008 Programs That Work
      2007 Governor’s Conference on Education – A VA Model for Integrating STEM
      NSF / NOYCE - Increasing rate of licensure for college students in STEM teaching areas ($750K)
      VA DoE - Teachers for a Competitive Tomorrow - Developing undergraduate programs to prepare college students to teach STEM content in high school ($188K)
      Governor’s Grant (Stafford County Schools) – Developing STEM Academies at two high schools ($100K)
    • 79. Contact Information