Headed to ASTE in San Antonio? Interested in NOYCE Projects? Want Travel Support? PERSIST (Persistence, Effectiveness, and Retention Studies in STEM Teaching) Workshop Opportunity

Pre-conference workshop announcement for ASTE 2020

The PERSIST project (Persistence, Effectiveness, and Retention Studies in STEM Teaching, NSF DUE-1904102) invites you to attend a pre-conference workshop before ASTE on Jan 8, 2020.

The main goals of these workshops are to:

Familiarize participants with the NSF Noyce program, particularly the recently-added Track 4, which focuses on research related to STEM teacher preparation, effectiveness and persistence.

2. Discuss critical areas for research in STEM teacher preparation and retention.

3. Discuss methodological approaches for the study of STEM teacher effectiveness and persistence.

4. Connect workshop participants to one another and the Noyce community, as a basis for potential future collaboration.

The half-day workshop (afternoon of Jan 8) is for researchers who may want to apply for a Noyce Track 4 (research) grant. There is no registration fee to attend this workshop; participants are encouraged to attend the ASTE conference, and the PERSIST project is able to offer financial support for conference attendance.

Researchers eligible to submit grants at their institution (or who will become eligible to do so in the next 1-2 years, such as senior graduate students or postdocs) may register to take part in the workshop.

The PERSIST project has travel support (full and partial) for workshop attendees, including flight/mileage, hotel, meals, ground transportation, and conference registration fees. Applications received by Oct 17 will be reviewed with decision emails sent 1 week after the deadline. Applications received after that will be reviewed on a rolling basis until capacity is reached or workshop registration is closed (see dates below), whichever comes first. Participants from minority-serving institutions, without past Noyce experience, or who may not normally attend ASTE or AMTE are particularly encouraged to register and request travel support.

Registration link for ASTE pre-conference workshop.

Workshop registration will close Dec 2, 2019 for ASTE, or when capacity is reached, whichever comes first.

The half-day workshop agenda includes an overview of the NSF Noyce program, a panel of current Noyce Track 4 PIs who will share information about current Noyce research, discussion of research and methodologies of current STEM teacher preparation and retention, exploration of potential future Noyce research areas, and time to connect with other participants, particularly with an eye toward future research collaborations.

For questions, please contact Lindsay Augustyn, laugustyn2@unl.edu.  Do not reply to this email as it will delay responses from the project team.

PERSIST team

Wendy Smith & Rachel Funk, University of Nebraska

Hannah Sevian & Klaudja Caushi, University of Massachusetts Boston

Gillian Roehrig, University of Minnesota

Jeanna Wieselmann, Southern Methodist University