INTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAMSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION IN THE U.S. Kathy Marrs, Director of UCASE, the Urban Center for the Advancement of STEM Education, IUPUI 28 February 2011
Welcome to IUPUI! US State Department International delegation on STEM education
IUPUI = Indiana's Urban Public Research University; $1.2 B annual budget
Life and Health Science Campus of Indiana = Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing.
Purdue University and Indiana University = over 250 degrees in 21 schools
IUPUI ranked 5th by U.S. News and World Report "Up-and-Coming National Universities”, 8th best public university in the Midwest by Forbes magazine
Home of the IUPUI Jaguars, Indiana’s first B.S. in Forensic and Investigative Science, and the nation’s first B.S. in Motorsports .
IUPUI and the National Effort to Increase Excellence in STEM Education January 2010: President Obama’ $250 Million Initiative for Science, Math Teachers Planned to improve STEM instruction, aiming to help the US compete in key fields
Rising Above the Gathering Storm National Academy of Sciences, 2007 Five recommendations to improve STEM education: 1. Quadruple MS and HS STEM course success (including AP and IB), 2. Recruit 10,000 new STEM teachers per year, 3. Strengthen the skills of 250,000 current STEM teachers, 4. Increase the number of STEM BA/BS degrees awarded, and 5. Support graduate and early-career research in STEM fields. The America COMPETES Act (signed into law August 2007) Bipartisan legislative response to NAS “Rising Above the Gathering Storm” and the Council on Competitiveness “Innovate America” report: Expand NSF STEP:Science talent expansion program ExpandNSFRobert Noyce Programfor STEM teachers in high-need schools Support 4-year BS/BA degrees in STEM +Teaching credentials (Noyce Teach Science ExpandNSF GK-12 Graduate Research FellowshipPrograms Expand Teacher loan forgiveness programs in high-need districts America COMPETES: Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act
Need for Highly Qualified STEM teachers, Part I NAEP 2009, TIMSS 2007, PISA 2006 (Program for International Student Assessment) = 15 year olds
UCASE / IUPUI Leadership Collaborative Goals: Goal I:Recruit More STEM Teachers, Especially from Underrepresented Groups, to Meet State/District Needs Goal II:Prepare High Quality STEM teachers Goal III: Support Teacher Education Graduates to Increase Retention and Effectiveness Goal IV: Provide Continuing Learning Opportunities and Advanced Degrees for Program Graduates and Others Goal V:Encourage, Support, and Reward Expanded Faculty Leadership, Scholarship, and Advocacy in the Broader P-20 STEM Education Policy Arena Establishing IUPUI as a Statewide and National Center for STEM Education
University Groups Back Major Push to Train Science and Math Teachers IUPUI selected as one of 27 universities To join The Leadership Collaborative
The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship Cohort 1: June 2009, Certification in June 2010, MS in May 2011, 3 years of mentoring. Cohort 2: June 2010, … Cohort 3: June 2011, … 3 Options: MS Ed, MS Math, MS Technology
The Indianapolis Urban Teacher Residency School of Education at IUPUI in Partnership with IPS, UCASE, & Natl. WW $2.7M, 5 year, Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) - One of only 28 grants fundedWoodrow Wilson STEM MS + Special Education certification Cohort 1: June 2010, June 2011 = STEM certification, May 2012 = Special Education certification and STEM MS, 1 year mentoring. (4 cohorts)
Woodrow Wilson / IUTR Curriculum Seminar I: Introduction to STEM and STEM Teaching Seminar II: Diversity and Learning Seminar III: Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support Seminar IV: Middle School Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (full middle school semester) Seminar V: High School Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (full high school semester) Seminar VI: Professional Issues / Foundations Seminar VI: New Teacher Induction / Action Research
Core Principles, Strands, and Guiding Questions INQUIRY: How do we use the tools of inquiry within the STEM disciplines to teach and learn for understanding? IDENTITY: How do our personal identities impact our STEM teaching identities and our relationships with students, families, colleagues and communities? EQUITY How can we create STEM learning communities that nurture excellence, equity, and high expectations for all students? COLLABORATION How can our cohort build and sustain a personal and professional STEM learning community and build strong partnerships with schools, families and communities? REFLECTIVE PRACTICE AND PRAXIS How can we engage in critical reflection in order to continually improve our knowledge, skills, and dispositions and to empower students to be creative problem solvers and active citizens in a democracy?
Goal IV: Continued Teacher Excellence The School of Science leads a national initiative in High School Biomedical Sciences. PLTW Biomedical Sciences: School of Science, IUPUI – since 2006 (Jeff Watt) PLTW Engineering: IU-Kokomo, School of Engineering & Technology (Charlie Feldhaus) IUPUI is one of only three national teacher training sites. 250 high school teachers from 32 states have become master teachers in a four-course biomedical sciences elective track.
STEM Opportunities in the Workforce System Initiative - STEM works Indiana Charlie Feldhaus – I-STEM Resource Network, Department of Computer Information Leadership Technology Indiana Private Industry Council (IPIC), DOL ($900K) Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development - Workplace Specialist grant (IDOE). IUPUI, Ball State, Indiana State Comprehensive pipeline initiative for disadvantaged students through dislocated workers – educational pathways for STEM jobs Indiana AmeriCorps STEM Mentor Program – 83 mentors - MSDWT
Acknowledgements: School of Science - Bart Ng, Andy Gavrin, Jeff Watt, PratibhaVarma-Nelson, Sarah Lang, Patrick Morton, Carl Cowen, GK-12 faculty, many others. School of Education – Pat Rogan, Dwight Schuster, Erik Tillema, Crystal Hill, Joy Seybold, Monica Medina, AnnelaTeemant, Josh Smith, Gina Yoder, others. School of Engineering & Technology – Charlie Feldhaus, Nathan Mott, Adrie Kohler, Stephen Hundley, OnerYurtseven, HasanAkay UCASE – Kim Nguyen, JomoMutegi, Kimberly Wilson, John Buckwalter Partner Schools and Teachers – North Central HS, Indianapolis Publis Schools, Southport HS, McKenzie Career Center, Crispus Attucks, Arsenal Tech HS, Northview MS Lilly Endowment & Woodrow Wilson Foundation Urban Teacher Residency United US Department of Education & National Science Foundation Thank you for your campus support!