Over the next two years, this program, funded by 100Kin10, aims to engage 52 grade K-3 teachers in pursuit of excellence in teaching science in their classrooms. KT3 targets K-3 teachers teaching in schools throughout the New York Metropolitan Area, with an emphasis on New York City schools. Recruitment will focus on teachers from public district, public charter, parochial, and independent schools to foster a network of teachers and schools with commitments to excellence in teaching science.
We are seeking teachers of grades K-3 from the New York Metropolitan Area who have the following characteristics:
• Currently employed teaching in grades K-3 and with the expectation of similar employment in the 2017-18 school year. Experience teaching in grades K-3 strongly preferred.• Commitment to teaching that fosters students' capacity to think for themselves and to work collaboratively.• Some experience and success with nurturing students' capacity to make their thinking visible through individual expressions and public exchanges with their peers• Interest in teaching science as a process of observing, experimenting, analyzing, interpreting, modeling, communicating, and evaluating (No particular level of expertise or experience in science teaching is required.)• Willingness to do hands-on experiments with everyday materials, including getting his or her hands dirty, and comfort with encouraging children to do the same.• Evidence of innovation in some respect, such as in instructional approach, curriculum development, and/or educational technology.• Desire to implement science pedagogy with interdisciplinary coherence.• Willingness to participate in and contribute to action research that includes completing quantitative surveys, qualitative interviews, and observations of science instruction in professional place of practice.• Member of a school-based team of 2 or more K-3 teachers willing to participate fully in the project (preference will be given to applicants from the same school).
Expectations include the following:• 2-week summer workshop in NY City: July 24th through August 4th, 2017 (M-F)• Participation in monthly seminars online (September 2017 - June 2018)• Engagement in data collection requirements and surveys for evaluative purposes throughout the lifetime of the project (this will include surveys, interviews, and observations of implementation during the school year).Workshop participants who successfully complete the above activities will receive:• $1,300 stipend for the summer 2-week workshop• $ 300 stipend for academic year involvement
For further information regarding this opportunity, please reach out to Fernand Brunschwig, President of STEMteachersNYC by emailing President@STEMteachersNYC.org.