VolsTeach for Appalachia

Presented by:
Lynn Hodge
Nick Kim
Ellen Matheny

Our video presentation highlights the need that brought about the VolsTeach for Appalachia project: The shortage of math and science teachers in East Tennessee. The overarching goal of this NSF-funded project is to support community college students, through unique experiences, in becoming outstanding STEM teachers in rural East Tennessee schools. We share the key features of the project from a K-12 student's point of view. These key features include recruitment through internships and courses that introduce STEM teaching early on and teacher preparation that focuses on K-12 students (who they are and who they would like to be), math and science content, and the characteristics and interests of our East Tennessee communities. Thank you for checking out our presentation. 

NSF Award(s): 1758325

Related Leadership Program
Noyce Scholars
Workforce Development
High Needs
Published Date
May 2019
Published In
2019 STEM for All Video Showcase