Get the Facts Out: Repairing the Reputation of STEM Teaching
Did you know that teachers in the United States rate their lives better than all occupation groups, trailing only physicians?*
This video will dig into some rather surprising data about the teaching profession. We will also share strategies and resources for sharing the facts about the profession so that students will have accurate information about their career prospects. Get the Facts Out is excited to work with hundreds of institutions on their STEM teacher recruitment efforts and is providing customized resources including student presentations, posters, brochures, program flyer templates, and presentations for faculty and staff who advise students. In addition, strategies and experiences from the use of these resources in many contexts will be shared, including how to talk to students about the profession, a listing of venues for reaching students, and recommendations for sharing the facts in your institution. All materials are professional quality, research-based, and have been extensively user-tested. Get the Facts Out is a partnership between the American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, the American Mathematics Teacher Educators, and the American Association of Physics Teachers led by the Colorado School of Mines. NSF #1821710 & 1821462.
*Survey of 172,000 working adults by Gallup-Healthways
Presented in: 2022 (see original presentation & discussion)
Grade Level: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Undergraduate, Graduate, Adult learners