IDEAL-ITQ

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

IDEAL-ITQ IDEAL-ITQ The STEM Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) instructional projects developed through ABOR grants employed innovative, research-based approaches to create high-quality middle-school science teacher education materials. These materials consist largely of face-to-face/hybrid courses and workshops that rural teachers cannot easily attend. Revising the materials for an online environment will bring high-quality resources to rural teachers, and moreover will be highly sustainable. The Applied Learning Technologies Institute (alt^I) will create a series of online professional development courses based on five of these projects, as a strategy by which out-of-field middle-school science teachers can prepare to become highly qualified (HQ) through the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA). The coursework will not be limited to AEPA preparation; however, the projects are aligned with Arizona academic standards, so address AEPA preparation in a flexible manner. With the exception of the alt^I Aligning Resources to Improve Science Education (ARISE) courses, the project materials are not currently in a form easily translatable to online resources. The challenge is to find strategies for online dissemination that retain the spirit and intent of the original, including collaboration opportunities. With the original project leaders, alt^I staff will select and implement appropriate online instructional strategies, then revise content, for five ITQ projects including ARISE. An online community area will centralize resources and extend project impact.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/1011/30/11

Funding

  • Helios Education Foundation: $75,000.00

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