College of Science

Seminar: Stacy Carpenter [UCSB]

Preparing High School Physics Teachers for Reform-based Teaching: A focus on high-leverage teaching practices

Oct 6, 2016 11:00 AM to Oct 6, 2016 12:00 PM at Building 8 - Room 241

In the U.S., there is a need to recruit and prepare more highly qualified high school physics and chemistry teachers.  Moreover, science teachers need to be prepared to teach in ways that are effective, equitable, and aligned with current education reforms such as the Next Generation Science Standards. To address these needs, a Noyce Teacher Scholarship program at UC Santa Barbara provided undergraduate physics, chemistry, and engineering majors with an opportunity to “intern” in local physical science and engineering classrooms.  These internships took place in the unique classroom contexts of STEM-focused academies within traditional public K-12 schools.  In this seminar, I discuss a research project that I conducted to examine how the undergraduates engaged in reform-based teaching in academy classrooms and how their experiences shaped their visions of effective science teaching.  I describe a framework of high-leverage science teaching practices—equitable teaching practices that are known to result in student learning and form a strong base for future teacher learning—as a way to analyze the undergraduates’ participation and development.

10:50 a.m. Refreshments

11:00 a.m. Seminar

Building 8 - Room 241

For further information, please call (909) 869-4014