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WELCOME!New Pathways in Teacher Preparation:Strengthening ‘E’ in STEMMichele C. WilliamsAssistant DirectorLEAP Grant - UTEP26th NAAC Annual ConferenceMarch 9, 2016

TAKING THE LEAP GRANT3.2 Million Transition to Teaching (Alternative Certification)Overarching Goals Increase number and quality of STEMteachers High quality innovative STEM AlternativeTeacher Certification programTimeline Awarded in Sept 2011 Currently in 5th year of 54.5 years0.5 yearshttp://coe.utep.edu/grants/leap

Taking the LEAP Project(Transition to Teaching with Engineering pathways) Local Education Agencies PartnershipAlpine ISDCanutillo ISDCulberson Allamoore ISDClint ISDEl Paso ISDFabens ISDFort Handcock ISDGeorgetown ISDHarmony School of ScienceSan Elizario ISDSocorro ISDTornillo ISDTyler ISDYsleta ISDThere are 12 T-STEM Academies within our El Paso partner LEAs.

El Paso Partners: 9 Districts, 125K students, 35%poverty, 25% Out of Field Teachers in STEMEst.Population1"Relevant"age 5-171755,521El Paso AreaCanutilloClintEl PasoFabensSan ElizarioSocorroTornilloYsletaPercent Poverty1M. S. % Out of Field2H. S. % Out of 415.410.19.025.713.9Far West TexasAlpineCentral TexasGeorgetown4East .gov/did/www/saipe/district.html2Source: ing/frm whois main.asp3Source: /index.html4Georgetown ISD is included as a partner primarily for their Out of Field characteristics.Tyler1Source:

LEAP Grant Participants:Serious about teaching!A “professionally-committed teacher” is an individualwho:a) Commits themselves professionally by seekingadvanced degrees and standards-based professionaldevelopment;b) engages in reflective practice through meaningfulfeedback and discussion, as well as action research;c) engages in professional learning communities; andd) seeks leadership positions (Troncoso-Skidmore, 2007).

Participant’s Name:LEAP GrantParticipant Re quire me nts Comple tion Sche duleAlte rnative Te ache r Ce rtification Program:ID:Starting Date :Est. End Basics: Est. End Program Study:At 3 months At 6 months At 9 monthsAt 12monthsEst. End Se rvice :TOR-Ye ar 1 TOR-Ye ar 2 TOR-Ye ar 3Date s LEAP Basic RequirementsiPaddistribution& TrainingDegreee dWe b.ne tParticipation12 hrs.Profe ssionalDe ve lopme nte -PortfolioLEAPAnnualSurve y80% Practice &Conte ntTe stATCP 3000ProgramFe e siPad belongs toUTEP untilLEAP basicscompletedXXX6 hrs50%XXXOptionalXXXXX12 hrs/yruntil TOR100% Score 75 Stude ntSurve yX80% PracticeTe stXPassConte ntTExES te stEnd ofpracticum 3000Program ofStudyServiceFocus GroupContract asTe ache r ofRe cordParticipant Signature:XDate:

Participant Individual vice ePortfolio / teacher website Professional Development (12 hrs) iPad training Online learning community (edWeb) Pass practice Content TExES Master’s degree Certification programAward 3,000 Teacher of Record

Goal: Improve STEM Teacher Quality (125)Master’s degree orAlternative Teacher CertificationDual Credit Qualification 63 Active Participants 62 Active Participants 28 in Science3 Technology/Business19 in Mathematics13 Generalists/Bilingual Gen. 63 received iPad & training 30 have completed certification 35 employed as TOR 7 in Technology23 in Science31 in Mathematics1 in Computer Science 61 received iPad & training 16 have completed degree 61 employed as TOR

Recruiting at Job FairsTechnology in classroomiPad OrientationProfessional Development

iPads, website, ePortfolios, edWeb & onlineProfessional Development iPads: 124 iPads distributed with training LEAP grant website & link – coe.utep.edu/grants/leap ePortfolios/teacher websites 83 ePortfolios have been completed & scored w/rubric edWeb.net – LEAP online learning community Over 120 members 7 face-to-face workshops were filmed in order todevelop distance training modules 7 Self-Paced modules of distance training have beenadded to edWeb LEAP Community (School Law, ELPS,Ethics, Interviewing techniques, etc.)

Professional Development http://leap.utep.edu/teacher pro/ Over 200 hours of face-to-face sessions Given by experienced teachers & administrators 6 modules of distance training within our online leaning communityin edWeb.net Small group test preparation sessions Test Questions Bank in Moodle: hundreds of questions to reviewMath/ScienceTopics:Classroom ManagementTEKS Based Lesson PlanningBilingualism MattersSchool Law for NewStrategies for English Language LearnersInterviewing, What Principals Want You to KnowStrategies for Special EducationStrategies the WorkTechnology in the ClassroomResponse to InterventionParent EngagementiPads, Websites, & ePortfolios

Participant OutcomesMar’14 Mar’15 Mar ‘16589046634983246010365Degree 61216 Complete master’s degreePlan82330 Complete Certificationprogram3-year35LEAP1yr2yrs ePortfolio / teacher website iPad & training 60/63 Passed practice test Completed Prof Development Completed All basics/Own iPad1970363420BasicsService6596 As Teacher of Record Title I – Partner School STEM area

‘TeacherPro!’ http://leap.utep.edu/teacher pro/ Professional Development Management App Show Workshops, Conferences, Symposium, Test Prep Sessions in a CalendarAnyone can create a profile, register and attend PDAttendance trackerSign-in listsReminder E-mails or Changes/Cancellation e-mailsCertificate Preparation and dissemination‘Study Buddy’: Test Questions Bank to review for Math/Science TExES testsAccumulated Hundreds of questions in Math for most domains in Math 4-12Framework has been designedPlatform: Probably MoodleGrant will provide Work Studies to enter questions into the bank

AlternativeTeacherCertification(STEM)BS Engineersinto teachersTakingthe sProgramEl Paso Community CollegeGraduateEngineeringEducationCoursesUTEP College of EngineeringUTEP Colleges of Education & ScienceK-12 School District Partners

Teacher CertificationPathways to/from tiveEngineering BS Education TrackMS Engineering AlternativeCertificationM.Ed. EngineeringEducationCourses(COENG)NEW ONLINE EngineeringEducation Graduate Courses

ONLINE Graduate ineering EducationGraduate CoursesDesign andSystemsEngineeringEducationStrategies ineeringProgramsEngineeringSocietalImpact andEthicsEngineering EducationGraduate CoursesLeadership &Entrepreneur-ship inEngineeringClasses

Engineering Education Courses – ONLINE by Fall’16Designed to enhance teacher preparation for STEM instructionMay be ‘plugged in’ as: Electives Concentration Area Dual Credit Qualification Masters in Engineering / Masters in Education / Transfer NEW ‘Engineering Education Certificate’ (Pending)‘Engineering Education Certificate’ (pending approval):1) Design and Systems Engineering Education2) Strategies for Engineering Education3) Sustaining Effective 7-12 Engineering Programs 4) one from: Engineering Fundamentals through Innovation Engineering Societal Impact and Ethics Leadership and Entrepreneurship in Engineering Careers

Participant Individual Plans-EngineeringCourses / CertificateLEAPBasicsDegree1yrsPlan3-yearService ePortfolio / teacherwebsite ProfessionalDevelopment (12 hrs) Master’s degree Certification program Engineering Education CertificateAward 5,000 Teacher of Record

BS – Engineering Leadership (WebLink)A new kind of Engineering Degree Program Approval on Oct 23, 2014Link to News Story click here Program specializes in Leadership Development Innovation & Entrepreneurship Business Acumen Education track (Math/Physics Certification) “One degree two careers” ‘Candidates Day’ in house to recruit& ‘Innovation Sessions’ at local HS 3rd student cohort admitted Fall’15

EngineeringActivities w/LEAs

into the Future STEM Pacts / Partnerships with LEAs Promote & Support Intercollegiate secondarySTEM Teacher Preparation pathways Certification Test Question Bank Accreditations: Engineering Certification All levels Technology Certification

Questions & Discussion

THANK YOU!Local EducationAgencies PartnershipContact InformationMichele Williamsmcwilliams2@utep.edu915-747-5333LEAP grant website & link – coe.utep.edu/grants/leapContact info, free professional development opportunities for all teachers,HQ participants for hire, photos, etc.

Georgetown ISD Harmony School of Science San Elizario ISD Socorro ISD Tornillo ISD Tyler ISD Ysleta ISD Alpine ISD Canutillo ISD Culberson Allamoore ISD Clint ISD . Bilingualism Matters Response to Intervention School Law for New Parent Engagement Strategies for English Language Learners iPads, Websites, & ePortfolios .

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