学校的教育

USTRIVE

Led by a team of researchers 和 practitioners affiliated with the Philadelphia Regional Institute for STEM Educators (奖赏, 前身为费城诺伊斯区域伙伴关系), the USTRIVE project seeks to foster STEM knowledge 和 literacy with close to 3,000 students in grades 7 – 12 through the use of a social justice STEM framework (SJSP) using a socio-scientific issues (SSI) approach.

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USTRIVE means teaching your students lessons grounded in relevant social 和 scientific problems facing them in their own community. It means helping them master the skills 和 concepts necessary to become effective social change agents.

项目目标及活动

We will achieve our goal by providing teachers with integrated professional development 和 learning community supports that are designed to address the following teacher competencies:

  1. 开发, 实现, 和 reflect on units of study that combine socio-scientific issues (SSI) 和 social justice STEM framework (SJSP)
  2. Cultivate pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in teaching orientation 和 instructional strategies with regard to SSI/SJSP
  3. Acquire instructional design capabilities to develop 和 实现 lesson plans, 评估, 教室资源, 和反思(我.e.强调STEM建模(i.e., developing, testing 和 revising models) 和 the discursive nature of SSI (i.e.、自我反省和科学怀疑主义) 
  4. Foster student scientific literacy through a cultural competence 和 sociopolitical consciousness instructional lens

Teachers who attend professional development (PD) will also receive classroom support visits to 实现 these new instructional approaches with their students. To help embed 和 exp和 the use of SJSP in secondary education classrooms, a new professional learning community (PLC) will foster content-knowledge sharing 和 leadership development. Facilitating the transfer of this approach to others will be the creation of an open, digital repository for artifacts; we will also develop new 和 strengthen existing relationships with local environmental education centers to exp和 the availability of local community resources for teachers.

Our PD activities will support 75 teachers (25 per cohort) over the four-year project period. Each cohort will participate in two years of program activities.  每年参与者将参与:

  • One year-long course held on Tuesday evenings (2021 - 2022)*
  • 每周六加强三次工作坊/实地考察
  • 四次课堂支援访问(只适用于一年级)
  • One end-of-year conference with teacher-led workshops (Saturday)

研究资源

外部评价者
  • 梅根·理查森教研室高级项目经理 & 学习,研究 & 评估小组
  • 凯利Feighan博士,研究科学家 & 教务处主任 & 学习,研究 & 评估小组
  • 公共卫生管理公司
    • “Evaluators will gather participant feedback to inform the project team’s 实现ation 和 address questions about the quality, 有用性, 内容的相关性. In addition to measuring program satisfaction 和 challenges that teachers may experience along the way, the evaluators will examine the extent to which teachers were able to integrate USTRIVE learning into their work.”
Dr. Macalalag Awarded $2 Million NSF Grant for Collaborative 研究 on STEM教学

博士副教授. 奥古斯托Macalalag will explore how STEM curriculum impacts 7th- through 12th-grade student underst和ing. The research is funded through a National Science Foundation grant with a total intended award amount of $2.800万美元,其中2,031,108美元被授予阿卡迪亚.

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合作大学、学院和学校:

外部咨询委员会: Dr. Dana Zeidler (Distinguished University Professor 和 Program Coordinator of 科学教育, 南佛罗里达大学, SSI, 科学素养), Dr. 阿尔贝托·罗德里格斯 (Distinguished Professor in 教育, University of Houston, multicultural education), Dr. 兰迪Yerrick (Dean of Kremen School for 教育 和 Human 开发ment, 夫勒斯诺市州立大学, 科学学习的历史障碍), Dr. 保罗艾伦•摩根 (Full Professor, West Chester University, education for sustainability), Dr. 丹尼尔Morales-Doyle (科学教育助理教授, 伊利诺伊大学芝加哥分校, 科学教育的不公平, Dr. 马克牛顿 (科学教育助理教授, East Carolina University, SSI), 和 Dr. 阿曼达·皮 (Postdoctoral Scholar, Northwestern University, real-world issues for meaningful learning)

参与者仪表板

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2101395. 

任何意见, 发现, 和 conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors 和 do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.