STEM TEACHER PATHWAYS: PREPARING STEM TEACHERSTHROUGH REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCES BOTH IN AND OUT OF SCHOOL TIME John Keller, Cal Poly Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education (CESaME) Sue Johnson, UCSB CalTeach Program
MODELS FOR TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND PREPARATION THROUGH CROSS-SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS Formal Classroom Environment Out-of-School Time Research Environment Year-long Clinical Credentialing Experiences
Formal Classroom Environment Cal Poly STEM and FLM/FLGS undergraduates paired with middle and high school teachers Paid tutoring and classroom assistance Weekly seminar course focused on pedagogy and reflection
Formal Classroom EnvironmentA UC system-wide undergraduate program to recruit andmentor future STEM teachersIntro courses CaT 1 and 2: Science or Mathematics (15-30 hours of field placement in local schools)Minor in Mathematics and Science Teaching (practicum courses in specific disciplines)
Formal Classroom Environment 2nd-5th grade students experience scientific practices first hand Ask questions about phenomena Design and carry out experiments Develop and share evidence-based explanations UCSB undergrads and graduate students guide the inquiry in local elementary classrooms
Formal Classroom Environment Learning Assistant Program Recruit and prepare talented science majors for careers in teaching LAs work directly with peers in the general chemistry laboratory Enroll in a teaching assistants course for undergrads
Out-of-School TimeCommunicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences
Research Environment STEM TEACHERAND RESEARCHER PROGRAM Nine-week paid summer research internships at national research labs (DOE, NASA, NOAA, NOAO) Weekly STEM Education Workshops focused on engaging K-12 students in science and engineering practices
Yearlong Clinical Field ExperiencesUCSB TEACHEREDUCATION PROGRAM Elementary Credential Candidates First placement: 18 weeks/4 day takeover Second placement: 21 weeks/2 week takeover Secondary Credential Candidates First placement: 8 weeks/3 day takeover Second placement: 8 weeks/2 week takeover Third placement: semester-long takeover
Yearlong Clinical Field Experiences Cal Poly Teacher Education Program TEACHER QUALITY PROGRAMS Co-Teaching induction model adopted by CSU Monterey Bay, Cal Poly, and CSU Bakersfield Early start programs at CSUMB and Cal Poly Partner schools focused on AVID, Project-Based Learning, and International Baccalaureate Connections with Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria
YOUR CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE MODELS FORCROSS-SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS TO ENHANCETEACHER PATHWAYS? Please use the paper provided at your tables to record the following : Name and affiliation Similar and/or unique programs in your region. Solutions to challenges that you may have encountered. Once everyone at your table is done please share with one another what you wrote. We will collect your comments after the share out. Thank you!
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