Funding Opportunities to Support the Recruitment, Preparation, and Retention of STEM Teachers of Color

Watch "Funding Opportunities to Support the Recruitment, Preparation, and Retention of STEM Teachers of Color", a recorded "Steal This" presentation from National Science Foundation.

Efforts to broaden the diversity of K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers, particularly those teaching in high-need schools, continues to be a national priority (US Committee on STEM Education of the National Science & Technology Council, 2018). The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to fund efforts to address this need. The focus of this session is on highlighting NSF funding opportunities that aim to support the development of pools of exemplary and well-qualified pre-service and in-service STEM teachers. The session includes a snapshot of programmatic portfolios and illustrations of individual projects representing funding programs that address the recruitment, preparation, or retention of teachers of color. Presenters also discuss appropriate theoretical frameworks to use in addressing equity, diversity, and inclusion in teacher education.

Presenters: National Science Foundation
- Dr. Nafeesa Owens (Acting Staff Associate and Program Director; Office of the Assistant Director —
- Dr. Sandra Richardson (Program Director; Division of Undergrad Ed [DUE] —

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Key themes: Diversity in STEM education, grants, teacher resources

This presentation may be especially interesting and valuable for teacher educators, teacher leaders, and STEM teachers.

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This video is part of our 2020 series of "Steal This" Sessions, in which partners share approaches and lessons learned with the broader 100Kin10 network to adapt and use to address the Grand Challenges in their own organizations and communities. Typically, "Steal This" Sessions take place at 100Kin10's Annual Partner Summit. Because we convened virtually for our 2020 Summit, partners are sharing their "Steal This" sessions as remotely self-recorded videos this year!