EE-STEM Academy

The NAPE Education Foundation has received funding through the NSF Advanced Technician Education (ATE) Program (DUE 1601548) to implement Educators Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (EE-STEM) Academy Phase II to deliver a rigorous ATE Professional Development for Educators program to community college faculty in technician education programs and community college and high school faculty who teach gateway courses that feed into technician education programs. For this exciting new project, Dona Ana Community College in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Stark State College in Canton, Ohio, will serve as host sites for training.

The goal of this grant is to develop an effective model for delivering a high-quality professional growth opportunity nationally with fidelity for 200 community college STEM technician education faculty and their colleagues teaching college and secondary gateway courses to enhance their teaching skills and practices leading to improved academic outcomes for students, especially those historically underrepresented in STEM by gender, race and ethnicity, and special population status, including students with disabilities.

The EE-STEM Academy Phase II (EE-STEM II), will use the Micromessaging to Reach and Teach Every Student™ program, which delivers a rigorous professional development (PD) program for educators through four components: (1) a 4-day (28-hour) Summer Institute in a central location , (2) eight structured and facilitated monthly Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) hosted in the academic year, (3) Tools and Resources that are easily available to the participants and support and enhance the work begun at the Institute, and (4) a Capstone Presentation hosted at the same location as the initial training at the conclusion of the academic year for educators to present their selected strategy and the impact of their strategy on student outcomes to colleagues, administrators, and the Grant Leadership Team.

Summer Institutes will be offered at the following times: (1) July 17-21, 2017, at Stark State College in Canton, Ohio, and (2) August 7-11, 2017, at Dona Ana Community College in in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Participants will be required to participate in all research and evaluation activities for themselves and their campus collaborators to achieve the goals of the grant and in return the grant will cover participant travel, per diem, and a stipend for incidentals of $750 ($400 after the Institute and $350 at the Capstone completion).

Application Procedures

Six to 10 teams of a minimum of five or a maximum of eight faculty in STEM technician education programs, including secondary faculty who teach gateway courses, will participate in the EESTEM II Academy in 2017-2018. One individual from each team will be designated as Site/Professional Learning Community facilitator. This individual will participate in all training, and they will be trained by NAPE to facilitate professional learning communities, specific to the EE-STEM II Academy at their institution over the course of the project (eight PLC meetings at a minimum).

Additional site selection criteria can be found in this Information Sheet.

Please use the following link to connect to the application: https://goo.gl/forms/gzevE2iv4h57mfJW2

Application Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1601548. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.