Noyce Track 4 Workshop Opportunity

The PERSIST project workshop about NSF Noyce Track 4 grants scheduled for Saturday, March 14, prior to the now cancelled NARST conference, will be hosted as an online workshop instead. Now that the workshop will be online, and not constrained by physical space or food budget limitations, additional participants may apply by Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by submitting the online application form. One application per individual is required so participant numbers can be properly reported to NSF (which is sponsoring the workshop).

The workshop will be held at the following time on Saturday, March 14, 2020 in order to best accommodate schedules across four time zones of people to participate simultaneously (note that this is after daylight savings time). The workshop will be conducted by Zoom and will be interactive, involving breakout rooms and use of white boards online. Participants will need access to computers or tablets to be able to participate.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm Pacific time
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mountain time
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Central time
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Eastern time

There will be a 15-minute break near the midpoint. There is a reading assignment ahead of time, for which you will need to budget several hours before the workshop on Saturday. There is no financial compensation for attending, but we will be providing lots of resources for NSF Noyce Track 4 grant preparation.

The eligibility requirements remain the same: (1) participants must be eligible to be a PI or co-PI on an NSF Noyce Track 4 grant proposal, and (2) participants must plan to participate in the full four-hour workshop. Please pay attention to determining whether you are eligible to participate (see the online form for information about eligibility).

The main goals of the workshop will be to

  1. familiarize participants with the NSF Noyce program, particularly the recently added Track 4, which focuses on research related to STEM teacher preparation, effectiveness and persistence;
  2. discuss critical areas for research in STEM teacher preparation and retention;
  3. discuss methodological approaches for the study of STEM teacher effectiveness and persistence;
  4. connect workshop participants to one another and the Noyce community, as a basis for potential future collaboration.