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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not reply to this
email as it will delay responses from the project team.
Wendy Smith & Rachel Funk, University of Nebraska
Hannah Sevian & Klaudja Caushi, University of
Gillian Roehrig, University of Minnesota
Jeanna Wieselmann, Southern Methodist University