Call for Applications: A Conference to Design Simulations for Clinical Preparation of Secondary Science Teachers
AACTE is excited to announce the call for applications for the Conference to Design Simulations that Enhance the Clinical Preparation of Secondary Science Teachers. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Discovery Research PreK-12 convening grant, the purpose of this conference is to convene experts across the country to (1) identify significant gaps in the clinical preparation of science educators (2) ideate on virtual environments that help address those gaps, and (3) develop scenarios through design thinking for EPPs to implement within their programs.
The conference attendees will be comprised of current high school science teachers, current science teacher candidates, experts in science education, experts in the use of simulation in educator preparation, experts in culturally responsive teaching practices in the sciences, experts in the Next Generation Science Standards, simulation specialists and representatives from partner organizations. Participants must commit to attending three days of the virtual conference (June 8, 9, and 10) along with three monthly (July, August and September) virtual meetings following the conference.
Guidelines for Applicants
Eligibility: Individuals that are members of AACTE and secondary science teachers are eligible to apply. Multiple individuals per school/institution may apply to participate in the conference.
Stipend: Applicants will receive a stipend in the amount of $750 for their participation in the conference, three monthly meetings, and completion of their team’s scenario design.
Deadline and Notification: Applications must be electronically submitted on or before April 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Applicants will be notified of the review panel’s decision on or before May 7, 2021.