Using Bridging Practices to Support New STEM Teachers

Presented by:
Bo Idsari
Jacqueline Coomes
Ashley Lamm

This video presents Eastern Washington University's Track 1 NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Our project recruits and supports highly qualified math and science students to become highly effective teachers in high-needs schools. We present a brief overview of the project, with a focus on the support we provide graduates in their first two years in the classroom. This aspect of the project is an induction program, and supports early career teachers through a continuation of the learning community fostered during teachers’ undergraduate programs and a focus on Bridging Practices. Bridging Practices are central tasks that support preservice and early career teachers as they transition from being students to teachers during their first years in the classroom. These practices emphasize student learning, content taught in the classroom, collaborative work with peers, and deliberate instructional decisions. The project aims to prepare early career teachers to be life-long learners by providing them skills to develop various knowledge bases needed for teaching in high-needs schools.

NSF Awards: 1660606

Presented in: 2021 (see original presentation & discussion)

Related Leadership Program
Noyce Scholars
Grade Level
Higher Ed
PD Models
Published Date
May 2021
Published In
2021 STEM for All Video Showcase
Subject Area