Development of Teacher Leaders in High-Need Urban Schools

Presented by:
Anne Papakonstantinou
Mahtob Aqazade
Adem Ekmekçi

The Rice University National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teaching Fellowship Program developed and supported 14 Master Teaching Fellows (MTFs) over five years with the goal of improving the mathematics programs in their schools and mathematics instruction throughout the Houston ISD.

This video describes the impact of the program on the MTFs and outlines the results from data collection over the five years of the program. Data collection instruments include: (1) AVID Teacher Leadership Survey, (2) Learning Math for Teaching, and (3) Diversity Disposition index, as well as focus group and open-ended questions.

Focus group questions include: (1) What does effective mathematics instruction look like? (2) How well do your colleagues understand this? (3) How well do administrators understand this? (4) What ways did the program affect your beliefs about equity/diversity in math? (5) What leadership roles have you assumed in your community since the program? (6) What is the importance of community connectedness?

Open-ended questions include: (1) What complications were caused by the pandemic? (2) How would you improve the program? (3) What is next for you?

NSF Awards: 1556006

Presented in: 2022 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grade Level: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Related Leadership Program
Noyce Scholars
Grade Level
Middle School
High School
Research and Evaluation
Published Date
May 2022
Published In
2022 STEM for All Video Showcase
Subject Area