Preparing STEM Teachers

A Replication Model

Edited by:
Joanne E. Goodell, Cleveland State University
Selma Koç, Cleveland State University

Call for Chapter Proposals

Statement of Purpose

STEM project-based instruction is a pedagogical approach that is gaining popularity across the USA. However, there are very few teacher education programs that focus specifically on preparing graduates to teach in project-based environments. This book is focused on the Uteach program, a STEM teacher education model that is being implemented across the USA in 45 universities. Originally focused only on mathematics and science, many UTeach programs are now offering engineering and computer science licensure programs as well.

This book will provide a forum to disseminate how different institutions have implemented the UTeach model in their local context. Topics discussed will include sustainability features of the model, and how program assessment, innovative instructional programming, classroom research and effectiveness research have contributed to its success. The objectives of the book will be:

• To help educators gain insight into a teacher education organizational model focused on STEM and how and why it was developed
• To present the theoretical underpinnings of a STEM education model, i.e. deep learning, conceptual understanding
• To present innovative instructional programming in teacher education, i.e. project-based instruction, functions and modeling, research methods
• To present research and practice in classroom and field implementation and future research recommendations
• To disseminate program assessments and improvement efforts

Possible List of Topics

The book will be divided into three sections. The first section will present the UTeach model and its variations discussing the development, adoption, implementation, opportunities, sustainability and challenges of the model. The second section will focus on innovative instructional programming, practice and field implementation particularly focusing on integrated project-instruction, inquiry-based learning and technology integration. The third section will focus on program research, and future directions for program development.

Authors are invited to submit proposals that address these three main themes.
The list of topics are suggestions only, authors are encouraged to focus on the unique opportunities made possible by participating in the UTeach replication effort.

Section 1: The UTeach Model and Elements of Success
1) The development of the UTeach model and curriculum
2) Replication, and implementation: Lessons learned
3) Features of successful program sustainability
4) Student recruitment and retention: Lessons learned
5) Partnering and collaboration with K-12 schools and community building
6) UTeach in urban or rural schools

Section 2: Innovative Instructional Programming
7) UTeach course overview, i.e. Classroom Interactions, Apprentice Teaching
8) Integrating inquiry-based learning, project-based instruction
9) Field experiences and implementation, student observation protocols
10) Partner school experiences
11) Innovative practices and technology integration into teaching (Gamification, immersive learning, maker-space, 3D printing, agent-based modeling)
12) Assessment and evaluation: In and out of the classroom
13) Inductions programs

Section 3: Research and Future Directions
14) Bridging the gap between theory and practice
15) Development of the UTOP
16) Impact of early field experiences on program attrition
17) Teacher turnover of UTeach graduates
18) UTeach teacher effectiveness research
19) UTeach Computer Science
20) UTeach Engineering

Project Timeline

Chapter Proposals: October 15, 2018
Notification of Decision: November 26, 2018
Full Chapters Submitted & Blind Peer Review Initiated: January 20, 2019
Authors receive reviewer feedback: March 15, 2019
Authors Submit Accepted and Revised Chapters to Editors: April 15, 2019
Submission to IAP: May 24, 2019

Preparing your chapter proposals

Chapter proposals will contain the following information.
Chapter title: 100 characters or less including spaces.
Section: Specify which section of the book your chapter is intended for.
Author(s) affiliation and expertise: Please list your departmental and institutional affiliation and discuss your current and previous papers and projects related to this book chapter. Maximum of 250 words per author. All authors will be expected to serve as chapter reviewers.
Chapter abstract: Maximum of 500 words or less, not including references.
References: Listed in APA format.
Please submit your chapter proposals by completing this online form

Final papers will be between 5,000 and 7,000 words not including references.

Please note that acceptance of the chapter proposal does not guarantee acceptance for publication in the book. All chapters will be submitted to a review process and may still be rejected after review.

If you have any questions, please email Selma Koç or Joanne Goodell and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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