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  1. Paige Evans
  2. Clinical Professor
  3. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  4. University of Houston
  1. Cheryl Craig
  2. https://cheryljcraig.weebly.com/
  3. Professor, Houston Endowment Endowed Chair of Urban Education
  4. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  5. Texas A&M University
  1. Xiao Han
  2. Researcher
  3. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  4. University of Houston
  1. Donna Stokes
  2. http://www.uh.edu/~dwstokes/
  3. Associate Professor and Undergraduate Academic Advisor
  4. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  5. University of Houston

STEM Teacher Preparation at the University of Houston: Learning Through Info...

NSF Awards: 1240083, 1557309, 1644191

2019 (see original presentation & discussion)

Undergraduate

This video emphasizes the value of three NSF funded scholarship programs that foster female participation in STEM.  This includes: two Robert Noyce Scholarship programs; Recruitment, Preparation and Retention of STEM Students as High school Teachers and STEM Teacher Preparation: Learning through Informal and Formal Experiences; and one S-STEM Program; Promotion and Retention of STEM Education through Networking Team. These programs promote student enrollment in STEM majors while providing access, self-discovery, and career advancement, particularly for female students, to STEM fields. This video highlights the experiences of three female participants and the impact of the scholarship programs on their lives and studies.  Their stories, lived and told, relived and retold, revealed common themes related to the influence of teachers, professors, inquiry-based teaching and learning, culturally responsive pedagogy, and informal learning experiences.   This glimpse into their experiences is evidence of how participation in scholarship programs can lead to changes in students’ attitudes toward life and learning.   Overall, the program participants expressed that they were better prepared for their future and looked forward to a career related to a STEM field.

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  • Icon for: Gregory Rushton

    Gregory Rushton

    Facilitator
    May 12, 2019 | 11:23 p.m.

    Thanks for sharing your projects with us!  What experiences do think positively influence STEM identity for female URMs that would scale across institutional contexts? Thanks for your thoughts on this. 

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Clinical Professor
    May 13, 2019 | 01:00 p.m.

    I believe it is impactful to have females in STEM, including STEM teaching, as role models.  Thank you!

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    Cheryl Craig

    Co-Presenter
    May 13, 2019 | 07:47 a.m.

    Dr. Paige Evans and Dr. Donna Stokes, my video collaborators and PI's of the featured NSF grants, are strong women in physics and physics education (Donna is one of the few African American female physicists in the U.S.).  Both live stories that serve as role models for the students in the innovative teachHOUSTON teacher education program and in the S-STEM grant program. In addition to them being flesh-and-blood models, both actively live the inquiry process in their teaching and in how they conduct research.  In my professional opinion, inquiry learning and teaching resonates exceptionally well with women's ways of knowing.  Lastly, neither Dr. Paige Evans nor Dr. Donna Stokes will accept the answer that physics is too hard or that it does not have relevance to students' lives (or a million other excuses).  They actively involve students in real-world problems with real-world materials and students (particularly female ones) find themselves enjoying and succeeding at physics, which provides them with a counter story to the stuck/frozen stories and the fixed gender-related narratives that females have often been given.              

  • Icon for: Monae Verbeke

    Monae Verbeke

    Facilitator
    May 13, 2019 | 11:16 p.m.

    Maybe I missed it, but I was wondering how scholarship recipients/participants were chosen? 

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Clinical Professor
    May 14, 2019 | 08:27 a.m.

    The scholarship committee selected applicants based on the following criteria: grade point average, career goals, leadership experience, honors and awards, professional development, community service, teachHOUSTON & university service, financial need, gender, ethnicity, and disability status.  

  • Icon for: Becca Schillaci

    Becca Schillaci

    Facilitator
    May 15, 2019 | 10:45 a.m.

    Hi Paige, how do folks learn about these scholarship opportunities?

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Clinical Professor
    May 15, 2019 | 12:23 p.m.

    We promoted the scholarships in our courses and in the orientations.  We also have it posted on our website.

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Clinical Professor
    May 14, 2019 | 08:28 a.m.

    Welcome to our video. This video emphasizes the value of three NSF funded scholarship programs that foster female participation in STEM.  I invite you to view and comment on our video.  Thank you!

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    Stephanie Arthur

    Graduate Student
    May 14, 2019 | 09:54 a.m.

    Support for female students in STEM, and in particular, teaching secondary STEM subjects, is a lifelong commitment of my own. I greatly appreciate your work. How do you follow up on retention data for your former students? Thank you.

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Clinical Professor
    May 14, 2019 | 12:04 p.m.

    We contact them yearly for their place of employment via email and social media.  We have a good response rate.  Our 5 year retention rate is about 88%.

  • Icon for: Becca Schillaci

    Becca Schillaci

    Facilitator
    May 15, 2019 | 10:50 a.m.

    Thanks for sharing these women's stories! I'm interested to learn more about what occurred in these programs, which appear to have effectively enhanced these women's STEM identity/confidence/interest/motivation. Could you share more about what Maria, Joyce and Tonya experienced in their programs? Are there common experiences shared by all participants across all three grants?

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Clinical Professor
    May 17, 2019 | 09:15 a.m.

    Mentorship is a large component that runs through all of our grants.  We also have networking activities that connect everyone.  Belonging to a community is an important component. 

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    Cheryl Craig

    Co-Presenter
    May 17, 2019 | 07:44 a.m.

    The mentoring activities are not the same for all of the grant programs, but there is strong mentoring component embedded in each grant program. Interacting with alumni, peers and, in the case of one grant, parents, is integral.  These approaches become part of teachHOUSTON as it becomes further institutionalized.   The NOYCE regional meetings were also a major influence for those who were able to attend. The strong regional/national females in science (particularly those of color) who led the meetings and attended them reinforced what the students were experiencing locally.            

     
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    Shelly Rodriguez

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 17, 2019 | 08:23 a.m.

    What a great way to support female participation in STEM. Let's talk more about what we can do at UTeach to promote these ideas!

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Clinical Professor
    May 17, 2019 | 09:15 a.m.

    Yes.  Perhaps we could extend this to other replication sites. 

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    Cheryl Craig

    Co-Presenter
    May 17, 2019 | 09:26 a.m.

    I forgot to mention earlier... We have an extensive paper that describes and evidences mentoring with teachHOUSTON.  We have not submitted it to a journal yet (summer work!) 

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