Teachers 'n Training: Builiding Formal STEM Teaching, Efficacy through Informal Science Teaching Experience
Abstract: This conference paper is authored by Georgia Bracey, Molly Brooks, Stephen Marlette and Sharon Locke of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and is part of the ASQ 2013 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference proceedings.
The SUIE Teachers 'n Training (TNT) program is a collaborative series of immersion experiences and teaching opportunities for preservice teachers designed to increase their ability, comfort level, and competence to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts. Teacher candidates engage in meaningful experiences with STEM professionals who guide them in the development and implementation of inquiry-based STEM lessons in an informal setting. In this paper, we describe the TNT program, report findings from its first year, and outline plans for subsequent years.
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