Research on teachers' emotions associated with STEM activities
Dear Fellow Teachers
My name is Dr. Alberto Rodriguez. I am a Professor of Science Education at the University of Houston. I would like you to participate in a project sponsored by the Spencer Foundation. Our objective is to gain a better understanding of how teachers respond to classroom events that may produce different kinds of emotions (from students and teachers). The results of this study should help advance teacher professional development.
The study involves:
- Completing an online survey (divided in two parts; each part takes 30-45 min)
- Some participants will be selected for an on-line interview (45-60 min)
You can join this project if you:
- You are a certified elementary school science teacher.
- You completed at least 3 different STEM activities in the last 365 days. You can include the current and previous semester, or summer, as long as you have been able to teach at least 3 different STEM activities.
STEM activities are defined broadly, and it can be one or more lessons that allow students to engage in the engineering design process (i.e., from identifying or defining a problem to making and testing a model or prototype).
As token of appreciation for sharing your valuable time, you will receive a $40 gift card for fully completing the survey. Some individuals will be selected from a pool of volunteers to participate in an interview to help gain more insights. These individuals will receive an additional $50 gift card.
This project has been reviewed by the University of Houston’s Institutional Review Board, your participation is voluntary, and every effort will be taken to safeguard participant’s confidentiality. if you have any questions, please contact Dr. Alberto Rodriguez by email at firstname.lastname@example.org@uh.edu
If you meet the above-mentioned requirements, and you wish to complete the survey, please use this link to access the consent form and surveys:
You will only be able to complete the survey once, and we encourage you to complete both parts once you get started to better capture your overall reactions. Your support is very much appreciated.
Alberto J. Rodriguez
Distinguished Professor of Education
University of Houston. e-mail: email@example.com