VolsTeach for Appalachia: Becoming a STEM Teacher
Our video presentation is the VolsTeach for Appalachia project - addressing 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 exceptional STEM teachers in rural East Tennessee schools. We share the key features of the project and our progress through year 4. These key features of the project 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. In addition, our second cohort has completed their VFA internship. This video focuses on our commitment to cultural responsive education as well as program improvement through focus group interviews. Thank you for checking out our presentation.
NSF Awards: 1758325
Presented in: 2022 (see original presentation & discussion)
Grade Level: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Undergraduate