This project will develop a Professional Learning Community (PLC) model for engaging science and education researchers from a university with science and mathematics faculty at community colleges to increase the number, quality and diversity of middle school and high school mathematics and science teachers; apply design-based research to assess the effectiveness and replicability of the PLC model; and disseminate replicable project and research findings.
The Professional Learning Community Model for Alternative Pathways in Teaching Science and Mathematics (PLC-MAP)
Project Publications and Presentations:
Loiacano, M. 2008. A Partnership Supporting Math and Science Teachers K-12-See how it works! International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics. San Antonio, TX. March 6-9, 2008.
Kim, H.; Miller, H. R.; Herbert, B. E.; Loving, C. & Pedersen, S. (2009). Evolution of collaboration and mentoring using social network tools within a professional-development community for novice science teachers. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Charleston, SC.
Kim, H.; Miller, H. R.; Herbert, B. E.; Loving, C. & Pedersen, S. (2009). Exploring teacher knowledge and technology use in creating the inquiry classroom: Implications for novice science teacher professional development. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Charleston, SC.
Loving, C. C.; Kang, R.; Arslanyilmaz, A.; Shimek, C.; Herbert, B. & Pedersen, S. 2007. Novice ACP science and mathematics teachers’ levels of success with inquiry: A multi-case study of the effects of professional development. Annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans. April 2007.
Loving, C. C.; Kang, R.; Arslanyilmaz, A.; Shimek, C.; Herbert, B. & Pedersen, S. 2008. Promoting inquiry among science and mathematics teachers: Measuring success in a five-level professional learning community. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, New York, March 25–27 2008.
Miller, H. & Herbert, B. (October 2008). Teaching and Learning about Complex Earth Systems: Effective Strategies in Undergraduate Classrooms and Teacher Development Programs.
Singleton, J.; Kim, H. & Loving, C. (2009). The influence of high-stakes testing on science instruction: Beliefs of teachers. Proceedings of the Southwest Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio.
Miller, H. R.; Kim, H. & Herbert, B. E. (2009). Theoretical foundations for design of online tools for a professional learning community for novice science teachers. Poster session presented at The Annual Meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Charleston, SC. (Recipient of the SITE Outstanding Poster Award).