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NSF Midwest Noyce – 2024 STEM Teacher Innovation Project (STIP)  

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NSF #2001058

Purpose

Are you an early career STEM teacher (years 1-10), teaching in a high-need school? Would you like collaborative, pedagogical, emotional, and financial support during the 2024-2025 school year? Midwest Noyce is developing cohorts of STEM educators to engage in immersive STEM lesson development connected to authentic research practices and culturally responsive pedagogy. This opportunity is for Noyce and non-Noyce STEM teachers. Noyce Scholars are encouraged to partner with a STEM teacher at their respective schools and work collaboratively on lesson development. NSF STIP Fellows will be selected based on their desire and aptitude to engage in project goals and their commitment to work in high-need school districts.  

6 Workshop /Cohort Options  

 

Level Up: Taking your science teaching practice to new heights  

Hosted by Drs. Lara Smetana and Megan Leider; Loyola University Chicago  

Ideal Participants:  Science Teachers; 3-5 years of teaching experience  

Tentative Spring 2024 Virtual Meetings:  

Wed, March 13 th from 5:00 to 6:00pm (CST)  

Wed, April 17 th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)   

Wed, May 8 th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)  

 

Summer 2024 Week-long Foundational Workshop  

Location:  Loyola University Chicago’s main Lake Shore Campus  

Dates:  June 24-28, 2024  

 

Tentative Weekly Virtual Follow-up Meetings  

Tuesdays, 12:00-2:00 pm (CST)  

 

Immersive Engineering Design Experience: Project-based activity development to connect math and science to engineering  

Hosted by Dr. Todd France; Ohio Northern University  

Ideal Participants:  Math, Science, and STEM Teachers at all levels  

Tentative Spring 2024 Virtual Meetings:  

Tue, April 2 nd from 8:00-8:45 pm (EST)  
Tue, May 7 th from 8:00-8:45 pm (EST)  
Tue, June 4 th from 8:00-8:45 pm (EST)  

 

Summer 2024 Week-long Foundational Workshop  

Location:  Ohio Northern University; Columbus, OH  

July 8-12, 2024  

 

Tentative Weekly Virtual Follow-up Meetings  

Tuesdays, 8:00-8:45 pm (EST)  

 

Making Math Meaningful: Bringing mathematics lessons to life in your classroom  

Hosted by Janet Moore; Illinois State University and Regional Office of Education  

Ideal Participants:  Middle and High School Math Teachers; 1-5 years of teaching experience  

Tentative Spring 2024 Virtual Meetings:  

Thursday, March 7th from 5:00 to 6:00pm (CT)  

Thursday, April 4th from 5:00 to 6:00pm (CT)   

Thursday, May 2nd from 5:00 to 6:00pm (CT)  

 

Summer 2024 Week-long Foundational Workshop  

Location:  Illinois State University; Normal, IL  

July 22-26, 2024  

 

Tentative Weekly Virtual Follow-up Meetings  

Thursdays, 9:00 to 11:00am (CT)  

 

Math Unit Fixer Upper!  

Hosted by Dr. Sherri Martinie; Kansas State University  

Ideal Participants:  Middle and High School Math Teachers  

Tentative Spring 2024 Virtual Meetings:  

Wednesday, April 3 rd from 7:00 to 8:00pm (CT)  

Wednesday, May 1 st from 7:00 to 8:00pm (CT)  

Wednesday, June 5 th from 7:00 to 8:00pm (CT)  

 

Summer 2024 Week-long Foundational Workshop  

Location:  Kansas State University; Manhattan, KS  

July 8-12, 2024  

 

Tentative Weekly Virtual Follow-up Meetings  

Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00pm (CT)  

 

Avoiding Burnout Using Self-Determination Theory to Foster Well-being in Both Ourselves and Our Students  

Hosted by Dr. Rebekka Darner and Ashley Waring; Illinois State University  

Ideal Participants:  STEM Teachers at all levels  

Tentative Spring 2024 Virtual Meetings:  

Tuesday, February 20 th from 3:00 to 4:00pm (CT)   

Tuesday, March 19 th from 3:00 to 4:00pm (CT)  

Tuesday, April 23 rd from 3:00 to 4:00pm (CT)  

 

Summer 2024 Week-long Foundational Workshop  

Location:  Illinois State University; Normal, IL  

July 8-12, 2024  

 

Tentative Weekly Virtual Follow-up Meetings  

TBD by workshop attendees

 

Who’s Doing the Heavy Lifting: Shifting from teacher-led to student-driven scenarios  

Hosted by Josh Rappuhn; Rockford School District 205; Dean of Science and Science Teacher  

Ideal Participants:  Middle and High School Science Teachers
 

Tentative Spring 2024 Virtual Meetings:  

Thursday, March 14th  from 5:00 to 6:00pm (CT)  

Thursday, April 11 th from 5:00 to 6:00pm (CT)  

Thursday, May 9th from 5:00 to 6:00pm (CT)

 

Summer 2024 Week-long Foundational Workshop  

Location:  Rockford, IL  

Dates: June 24-28, 2024

 

Tentative Weekly Virtual Follow-up Meetings  

TBD by workshop attendees

NSF STIP Fellowship  

Upon acceptance into the STEM Teacher Innovation Project, STIP fellows will be paid $4000 for participating in pre-workshop meetings, the week-long Foundational Summer Workshop, and the Curriculum Redesign Finalization Workshop at the Midwest Noyce Conference in October 2025. Fellows will be paid an additional $2000 during the school year for implementing their new lesson in their classroom (including relevant student work), attending monthly workshop meetings, and keeping a reflective journal. We will also supply each teacher with $1,200 in Participant Support supplies and materials for their lessons, in addition to travel and housing funds.   

General Timeline  

  • Spring 2024 – 3 monthly virtual meetings with your cohort and workshop leaders  
  • Summer 2024 – Week-long Foundational Workshop; in-person at the hosting university  
  • End of Summer – October 2024 – Weekly virtual meetings with your cohort and workshop leaders  
  • October 2024 – Curriculum Redesign Finalization Workshop with all 6 cohorts at the Midwest Regional Noyce Conference  
  • October 2024 – Spring 2025 – Implementation of lessons and virtual follow-up/support meetings determined by individual cohorts  
  • Summer and Fall 2025 – Potential conference presentations at NSF Noyce Summit and Midwest Regional Noyce Conference