The California STEM Summit 2014
Case Studies of Reform and Innovation in
STEM Teacher Preparation
Dr. Joan Bissell, Califo...
Director, Teacher Education and
Public School Programs
California State University
Joan S. Bissell, Ed.D.
CSU & District Reform:
Comprehensive, Innovative, Collaborative
• Reshaping Teacher Preparation Continuum
• Reshaping Prof...
CSU & District Reform:
Comprehensive, Innovative, Collaborative
Presentation Outcomes
• Learn approaches for empowering te...
Director, Faculty Research Development
Professor, College of Education
Dean, College of Education
Vanessa Sheared, Ed.D.
D...
Sacramento Pathways to Success
•  MOU between SCUSD, SCC, Sacramento State
•  District-Wide Awareness to STEM
•  K-12 focu...
Sacramento Pathways to Success
• Collaborative grant funded projects
• Title 2 ITQ: The Equity Network
of PDS Sites
• CAGi...
Sacramento Pathways to Success
• Collaboration with labor, government
agencies, industry, non-profits, IHEs
• Who Benefits...
Empowering teachers to infuse CCSS-M
and NGSS
•  UNDERGRADUATES: curricular redesign in 4 science
courses targeting Libera...
REFLECTION/APPLICATION
9. a. As a result of the inquiry process, what was the impact on instructional practices and studen...
•  Enhancing
knowledge and
skills of STEM
instructional
leaders
•  Research to
Practice and
Policy
•  Basic skills mathematics: the perspectives of community
college mathematics instructors regarding factors
affecting stu...
Effective IHE/District collaborations to
prepare STEM teachers and leaders
•  Alternative Induction Program
•  Fifty teach...
Gayle Spencer
Teacher on Special Assignment
Fresno Residency Program
Fresno Unified School District
Fresno State / Fresno Unified
School District Partnership
• Funded by S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
•  Goal: Develop exempl...
Key Activities
•  Enroll 40 Residents over two years
•  Develop a course of study combining early field experience,
Multip...
FUSD Professional Development
SEMESTER 1:
• Co-Teaching strategies
• CHAMPS
• Productive Talk
• Class Management
• CCSS an...
Additional coursework/training
•  Physics Outreach
•  Semester 1 – 7 Residents
•  FLM and FLGS teaching
methods courses
• ...
•  Substituting for Mentor only
•  Attend all FUSD training with Mentor
•  Teach MS/HS summer school math or science
•  Te...
Carol Fry Bohlin, Ph.D.
Professor; Special Assistant to the Provost
for STEM Initiatives
Director, Math and Science Teache...
Early Professional Engagement
to Build Professional Identity
•  Professional Memberships: CMC, CSTA, NCSM, NCTM
•  Profess...
Fall 2013 Professional Learning (by student)
Support K-8 STEM Teacher
Pathways: FLM & FLGS Credentials
•  Workshops: CSET Math and Science Content Review
•  Middle Sch...
Physics Pedagogy and Outreach Course
•  3-semester-unit course (Physics 168S)
•  2 hours of seminar + 3-hour service-learn...
Physics 168S ~ Course Topics
Physics Content
•  Pressure • Torque
•  Mechanical Advantage • Electricity
•  Linear Momentum...
Physics 168S Impact
Media coverage included local affiliates for CBS, Fox, NBC, & Univision.
Fall 2012
•  30 different sch...
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CSU: Case Studies of Reform and Innovation in STEM Teacher Preparation

  1. 1. The California STEM Summit 2014 Case Studies of Reform and Innovation in STEM Teacher Preparation Dr. Joan Bissell, California State University Dr. Deidre Sessoms, California State University, Sacramento Dr. Vanessa Sheared, California State University, Sacramento Dr. Teresa Cummings, Sacramento City Unified School District Dr. Carol Fry Bohlin, California State University, Fresno Gayle Spencer, Fresno Unified School District
  2. 2. Director, Teacher Education and Public School Programs California State University Joan S. Bissell, Ed.D.
  3. 3. CSU & District Reform: Comprehensive, Innovative, Collaborative • Reshaping Teacher Preparation Continuum • Reshaping Professional Development Practices • Enhancing knowledge and skills of STEM educators and instructional leaders Aligning with CSLNet “STEM Can Lead the Way” Recommendations
  4. 4. CSU & District Reform: Comprehensive, Innovative, Collaborative Presentation Outcomes • Learn approaches for empowering teachers to infuse CCSS-M and NGSS • Explore strategies to build STEM professional identity • Learn models of effective IHE/District collaborations to prepare STEM teachers and leaders
  5. 5. Director, Faculty Research Development Professor, College of Education Dean, College of Education Vanessa Sheared, Ed.D. Deidre B. Sessoms, Ph.D. Teresa Cummings, Ph.D. Chief Accountability Officer
  6. 6. Sacramento Pathways to Success •  MOU between SCUSD, SCC, Sacramento State •  District-Wide Awareness to STEM •  K-12 focus on Career Awareness, Exploration, Pathways •  Expanded Learning and STEM •  Expansion of Linked Learning Pathways, Work-based Learning opportunities, Robotics, Mathletes and First Lego League •  Near future: Linked learning 7th & 8th Grade; PreK and TK Career Awareness opportunities
  7. 7. Sacramento Pathways to Success • Collaborative grant funded projects • Title 2 ITQ: The Equity Network of PDS Sites • CAGism, e-SCI, ISIM: STEM-focused projects • Linked Learning STEM workforce development
  8. 8. Sacramento Pathways to Success • Collaboration with labor, government agencies, industry, non-profits, IHEs • Who Benefits? • Who are we? • What do we bring to the table? Sacramento Employment Training Agency, Workforce Investment Board, Sacramento Labor Council, Area Congregations Together, Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project, NextEd
  9. 9. Empowering teachers to infuse CCSS-M and NGSS •  UNDERGRADUATES: curricular redesign in 4 science courses targeting Liberal Studies majors •  CREDENTIAL/PRESERVICE: Content Specific Student Teaching experiences associated with elementary math & science methods courses/instructors Methods Faculty Student TeacherCooperating Teacher Design & co-teach CCSS/NGSS lessons
  10. 10. REFLECTION/APPLICATION 9. a. As a result of the inquiry process, what was the impact on instructional practices and student achievement? b. In what ways were you able to integrate STEM into your unit of study? c. Share your learning about student development, instructional practice, academic content, and/or yourself as a teacher. REFLECT 10. a. Describe how you will apply new learning to future practice. b. How do you plan to integrate STEM in future practice? APPLY BTSA: Unit of Study in STEM Induction Plan (C-1) Empowering teachers to infuse CCSS-M and NGSS
  11. 11. •  Enhancing knowledge and skills of STEM instructional leaders •  Research to Practice and Policy
  12. 12. •  Basic skills mathematics: the perspectives of community college mathematics instructors regarding factors affecting student success, Samia Aguirre •  A study of underrepresented individuals who utilized community colleges as pathways to gain admission into engineering schools at four-year universities, Samer Batarseh •  Hispanic student transfer pathways from community college to a 4-year public university in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, Kevin Gonzalez STEM Dissertation Topics, spring 2013 High School – CC – University Transition
  13. 13. Effective IHE/District collaborations to prepare STEM teachers and leaders •  Alternative Induction Program •  Fifty teachers first year •  Foundational Level Math Credential Program •  Seventeen teachers •  Foundational Level General Science Credential Program •  Eleven teachers •  Principal Leadership Academy and STEM •  Cohort of 10-15 teachers begin April 2014
  14. 14. Gayle Spencer Teacher on Special Assignment Fresno Residency Program Fresno Unified School District
  15. 15. Fresno State / Fresno Unified School District Partnership • Funded by S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation •  Goal: Develop exemplary teachers of STEM in grades 4-8 in order to improve student academic achievement •  Strategy: Alter existing teacher preparation via coursework revision and continuous clinical experience, and develop professional development school sites to enhance interaction between and among Fresno State faculty and Fresno Unified teachers/leaders •  2-year award: $740,869 total monetary support
  16. 16. Key Activities •  Enroll 40 Residents over two years •  Develop a course of study combining early field experience, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential coursework, and Master of Arts in Education requirements •  Coursework co-taught by Fresno State faculty and Fresno Unified leadership/academic coaches •  Residents spend significant time in Mentor’s classrooms •  Residents receive a $12,500 stipend while pursuing their credential/degree; Mentors receive $3000/year. •  Residents receive significant professional development provided by Fresno Unified, in addition to other opportunities. •  Residents commit to teach in FUSD for a minimum of 3 years.
  17. 17. FUSD Professional Development SEMESTER 1: • Co-Teaching strategies • CHAMPS • Productive Talk • Class Management • CCSS and Practice standards • CSTP • Skillful Teacher (3Xs) • AVID • Class video production • FUSD digital resources • Webb’s Depth of Knowledge • Lesson Plan Design • Strategic Grouping • SIOP (3Xs) • BEST curriculum • VAPA • NGSS
  18. 18. Additional coursework/training •  Physics Outreach •  Semester 1 – 7 Residents •  FLM and FLGS teaching methods courses •  Semester 2 – 13 Residents •  FUSD specific training on CCSS and NGSS •  Multiple and Single Subject CSET prep courses/training provided by both Fresno State and FUSD. •  Substituting for Mentor only •  Attend all FUSD training with Mentor •  Teach MS/HS summer school math or science •  Teaching Channel access and use in coursework •  Planning and program development meetings •  Participate in Cohort II interviews
  19. 19. •  Substituting for Mentor only •  Attend all FUSD training with Mentor •  Teach MS/HS summer school math or science •  Teaching Channel access and use in coursework •  Planning and program development meetings •  Participate in Cohort II interviews FUSD/CSUF TRP monthly calendar
  20. 20. Carol Fry Bohlin, Ph.D. Professor; Special Assistant to the Provost for STEM Initiatives Director, Math and Science Teacher Initiative California State University, Fresno
  21. 21. Early Professional Engagement to Build Professional Identity •  Professional Memberships: CMC, CSTA, NCSM, NCTM •  Professional Conferences (Fall 2013): •  California Science Teachers Association Annual Conf.(Palm Springs) •  California Mathematics Project's Annual Conference at Asilomar •  California's 1st Statewide STEM Conference (Sacramento) •  Local CCSS and NGSS Workshops/Institutes •  Fresno County Office of Education's CCSS-M Conference with Alan November •  CMC-C/SJVMP CCSS-M Saturday Workshops, Jim Hiebert presentation, etc. •  Central Valley Science Project Institute
  22. 22. Fall 2013 Professional Learning (by student)
  23. 23. Support K-8 STEM Teacher Pathways: FLM & FLGS Credentials •  Workshops: CSET Math and Science Content Review •  Middle School Mathematics and Middle School General Science Pedagogy Courses (with memberships) •  Science content and engineering literacy courses •  Reimburse CSET fees and credential application fees •  Support NGSS & CCSS conference & workshop attendance •  Provide subscription to COMET; encourage lifelong learning
  24. 24. Physics Pedagogy and Outreach Course •  3-semester-unit course (Physics 168S) •  2 hours of seminar + 3-hour service-learning outreach experience during after-school program time •  Mixture of Liberal Studies, Math, and Science majors; Multiple and Single Subject credential students
  25. 25. Physics 168S ~ Course Topics Physics Content •  Pressure • Torque •  Mechanical Advantage • Electricity •  Linear Momentum • Magnetism •  Angular Momentum •  Bernoulli’s Principle Pedagogy •  Constructivism •  Discrepant events •  Misconceptions •  Conceptual change •  Inquiry
  26. 26. Physics 168S Impact Media coverage included local affiliates for CBS, Fox, NBC, & Univision. Fall 2012 •  30 different schools: 14 elementary, 3 middle, 12 high schools, and one college •  8 school districts – Fresno, Reedley, Clovis, Madera, Sanger, Visalia, Oakhurst, and Parlier Spring 2013 •  27 different schools: 17 elementary, 9 high schools, and one college •  10 school districts – Fresno, Selma, Lemoore, Oakhurst, Clovis, Kettleman City, Madera, O'Neals, Lindsay, and Coalinga (as well as Children's Hospital of Central California) Fall 2013 •  40 different schools: 20 elementary, 4 middle, 8 high schools, 2 colleges and 6 private or charter schools •  11 school districts – Chawanakee, Clovis, Cutler-Orosi Joint, Fowler, Fresno, Madera, Hanford, Island Union Elementary, Merced, Sanger, & Selma (as well as Children's Hospital)
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