(USEA): A New Professional Association for UTeach ()

Report
UTeach STEM
Educators
Association
2014 UTeach Annual Conference
May 21, 2014
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The University of Texas at Austin
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Room 103
A Professional Association for
UTeach
Goal was to establish a permanent, sustainable
infrastructure to support UTeach programs
beyond the initial grant implementation period and
to engage the national UTeach community in
addressing the ongoing need for improved
STEM teaching and learning.
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A Professional Association for
UTeach
2-Year Pilot to Develop a UTeach Professional Association
 Hire an Association Coordinator
 MOU for Cohort 1 programs
 Establish an advisory group
 Develop a charter and governance structure
 Develop membership structure (fees, benefits, etc.)
 Develop Association support resources
 Provide ongoing UTeach program support and data reporting
 Develop graduate-tracking tools, resources, and processes
 Establish the National UTeach Alumni Network
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UTeach Professional Association
Advisory Committee
Doug Baird, TUteach, Temple University
Sharon Cardenas, NAUTeach, Northern
Arizona University
Sue Marshall, UCI Cal Teach, University of
California, Irvine
Deborah Nolan, Cal Teach Berkeley,
University of California, Berkeley
Steve Case, UKanTeach, University of Kansas
Tom Dana, UFTeach, University of Florida
John Quintanilla, Teach North Texas,
University of North Texas
Martha Day, SKyTeach, Western Kentucky
University
Perri Segura, teachHOUSTON, University of
Houston
Ellen Granger, FSU-Teach, Florida State
University
Mary Urquhart, UTeach Dallas, University of
Texas, Dallas
David Kirshner, GeauxTeach, Louisiana State Jennie Whitcomb, CUTeach, University of
University
Colorado, Boulder
Michael Marder, UTeach, University of Texas
at Austin
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Committee Charge
• Mission Statement
• 3-5 Goals
• Membership Structure
• Services
• Bylaws
• Budget
Elect an Executive Board by May 2014; conclude work
by August 2014
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UTeach STEM Educators
Association (USEA)
Mission Statement
Developing STEM literacy for all students through
innovation and excellence in university-based
teacher education.
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USEA Goals
1.
Create a community of UTeach programs and stakeholders
through networks, opportunities, and resources that support them
to thrive in their universities, schools, and communities.
2.
Continuously improve the UTeach curriculum and model through
the application of current research-based, cutting-edge best
practices.
3.
Advocate for effective university-based STEM teacher preparation
and the importance of STEM education.
4.
Establish a national research agenda for STEM instruction and
assessment.
5.
Provide ongoing research-based professional development to
university faculty and staff as well as alumni and in-service STEM
teachers to ensure the highest-quality STEM teachers for our
nation’s students.
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USEA Membership Structure
Program Membership: Institutions of higher education that have established
UTeach programs (membership dues: $3,000/year)
Alumni Membership: Individuals who have completed UTeach programs
(membership dues: complimentary)
Affiliate Membership: Institutions or organizations that are interested in the
mission of the association, including but not limited to:
•
Institutions of higher education that do not have UTeach programs
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K-12 schools and school districts, education organizations, and other
not-for-profit entities
•
For-profit corporations, commercial companies, centers, etc.
(membership dues: to be determined)
Membership Year: September 1 - August 31
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USEA Membership Services
USEA members will continue to receive UTeach
Institute services such as:
• UTeach workshops, conferences, and retreats
• UTeach curriculum updates and instructional
resources
• Program data and comparison reports across
UTeach programs
• Networking opportunities with other UTeach faculty
and staff to share best practices and continue to
improve the UTeach model and curriculum
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USEA Membership Services
USEA members will receive exclusive new services such
as:
• The UTeach Alumni Management System and graduate
tracking assistance
• Grant funding opportunities brought to the national
network
• Alumni support through the National UTeach Alumni
Network
• Research opportunities by sharing data across UTeach
partner programs
• STEM education advocacy
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2014-2015 USEA Executive
Board
Ellen Granger, President, FSUTeach Co-Director, Florida State
University
Joanne Goodell, Member-atLarge, CSUteach Co-Director,
Cleveland State University
Martha Day, Vice President,
SKyTeach Co-Director, Western
Kentucky University
Theresa Hopkins, Member-atLarge, VolsTeach Master Teacher,
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Lawrence Abraham, Member-at- Mariam Manuel, Member-at-Large,
Large, UTeach Austin Co-Director, Science Instructional Coach, Katy
University of Texas at Austin
Independent School District,
teachHOUSTON alumna
Paige Evans, Member-at-Large,
teachHOUSTON Master Teacher,
University of Houston
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UTeach Alumni Management
System National Graduate Tracking
Why is this important?
• Provide employment and retention data to
demonstrate the impact of each program and
UTeach nationally
• Allow for future research opportunities
• Establish a community of national UTeach alumni
and support them in long-term careers as educators
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UTeach Alumni Management
System National Graduate Tracking
Collaborative Roles
UTeach Programs
UTeach Institute
UTeach Alumni Network
• Provide initial graduate
information (contact,
certification,
employment).
• Collaborate with
Institute to administer
the End of Program and
Alumni Surveys.
• Communicate with new
grads for induction
support and update
data when necessary.
• Develop and maintain
national graduate
database.
• Collect data from
programs.
• Administer surveys.
• Coordinate state-level
agency data collection.
• Ongoing graduate
tracking support.
• Provide reports back to
programs.
• Establish a community
of alumni to stay
connected with UTeach.
• Ongoing
communication with
alumni through social
media, enewsletters,
etc.
• Provide professional
development.
• Facilitate networking
opportunities.
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UTeach Alumni Management
System National Graduate Tracking
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UTeach Alumni Management
System National Graduate Tracking
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UTeach Alumni Management
System National Graduate Tracking
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UTeach Alumni Management
System National Graduate Tracking
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UTeach Alumni Management
System National Graduate Tracking
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UTeach Alumni Management
System National Graduate Tracking
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UTeach Alumni Management
System National Graduate Tracking
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UTeach Alumni Management
System National Graduate Tracking
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UTeach Alumni Management
System National Graduate Tracking
Future Plans
• Improve the data downloads and create reports
• Add a function to query the data
• Allow alumni to login and update their own
information
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National Graduate Report
Cumulative program graduates through Spring 2014: 2,135
UTeach at UT Austin: 878
UTeach partner programs: 1,257
Entering teaching:
UTeach at UT Austin: 90%
UTeach partner programs: 80%
Teach in schools with majority low-income population:
UTeach at UT Austin: 59%
UTeach partner programs: 69%
Teach STEM in K–12 schools:
UTeach at UT Austin: Math, 59%; Science, 38%
UTeach partner programs: Math, 54%; Science, 46%
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UTeach STEM Educators
Association
Upcoming
• Overview webinar in June
• Membership information and dues invoice mailed
out to all eligible USEA program members in June
• 1st UTeach Alumni Conference, July 11, Austin
• Membership year begins September 1
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UTeach STEM Educators
Association
For more information:
http://uteach-institute.org/community/detail/USEA
Contact:
Julia O’Donnell, professional association coordinator
[email protected]
512-471-1367
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