The STEM Teacher Recruitment Workgroup will pilot an alternative spring break, ASB, experience for undergraduate STEM majors from Johns Hopkins, Morgan State and Notre Dame Universities the week of March 16, 2020. The goal of this experience is to expose current undergraduate students to STEM classrooms in Baltimore City to encourage these students to consider teaching as a career option while serving their local community. Participants will include:
- Post-secondary undergraduates who will co-teach with a STEM teacher during their college/university spring break. Students can be freshmen – seniors. The team will work to ensure that freshmen, if selected, are very mature and placed with an appropriate grade level based on their age and maturity.
- Baltimore City Secondary STEM teachers including computer science (grades 7-12).
So far two middle schools and one high school have agreed to provide teachers to participate as mentors for undergraduate students. Our goal is to place 5 students with 5 teachers in the pilot year. We are in the process of applying for approval to award CPD units to participating teachers. Teachers would be required to attend a training and reflection meetings, participate in collaborative planning with an assigned undergraduate student and host the student in their science classroom for the week of March 16th, 2020.