- Need: Alleviate the shortage of certified teachers in STEM content areas.
- Objective: Create a framework and implement a pilot program for training, recruiting, and hiring secondary STEM teachers through non-traditional channels.
- Strategy/Activities: Alternative Spring Break for undergraduate STEM majors
- Number of undergraduate STEM majors placed in schools for Alternative Spring Break (ASB)
- Change (increased or decreased) perception of teaching science in public schools
- Number of City schools participating
- Number of colleges participating
- Pre/Post survey from students
- Current Status: Planning to launch in 2022 (students, teachers, and schools had all been set to launch in 2020 but it was cancelled due to COVID-19)
List of Members:
- Dr. Christian Anderson – Morgan State University
- Kia Boose – Secondary Science Education Specialist
- Alisha Sparks – JHU
- Dr. Afra Hersi -Loyola University MD
- Allison Dillon – Northrop Grumman
- Dr. Juliann Dupuis – Notre Dame of MD University
- Maceo Cooper – Science Lead Douglass High School
- Dr. Willie Rockward – Morgan State University
- Dr. TaShara Bailey – University of Maryland, Baltimore
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